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TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018
In honor of the men and women of the US military who gave their lives serving our country, we will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018. We will fly our flag at half staff in their memory. 
Goal-Setting Session is Live on Youtube
Mark your calendars for City Council's Annual Goal-Setting Session on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the Thousand Oaks Library. You can join us in person, or for the first time ever, tune in via YouTube to watch live at 6:00 p.m. If you miss the live event, Replays will air on your TOTV station Thursday, May 3 at 10 a.m. and will be available online.
Residents Engage Around Downtown Vision
After extensive outreach, including pop-up events, focus groups, social media engagement, and an open house, the results are in. We talked with about 600 of you and nearly 700 took the online survey, providing valuable input on the Downtown Master Plan. The Plan will guide the evolution of a half-mile stretch of Thousand Oaks Blvd. near City Hall into a vibrant pedestrian-friendly corridor. Next steps are Planning Commission review on May 14, 2018 and City Council on June 5, 2018. More at www.toaks.org/downtown
Libraries Announce May Closures
The Thousand Oaks Library will close on Sunday, May 6, 2018, as access will be limited due to the Rotary Chili Cook Off & Craft Brew Festival. The Newbury Park Library will close on Monday, May 28, 2018 for the Memorial Day holiday
If materials are due on closure dates, you will have an extra day to return them. Don't forget you can also visit the Virtual Library at www.toaks.org/library.
Get Behind the Scenes at Public Works
Ever want to get a behind the scenes look at how our Public Works Department serves the community? On May 22 and 23, 2018, the department will host their annual open house at the Municipal Service Center. Join us to see a landscape aerial lift in action, experience an eco-friendly, bus-sized car wash, watch graffiti disappear and much more. Other highlights include a welding display, bicycle safety, and water and wastewater demonstrations. Individual and group tours will run between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit www.toaks.org/pww or call (805) 449-2499 to make the required reservation.
City Co-Hosts Safety Event
Join The City of Thousand Oaks and Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin when we co-host the Be Prepared Safety Fair on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Civic Arts Plaza. This free, family-friendly event will feature presentations on how to protect yourself from scams, active shooter situations, and a recap of the Thomas Fire. Local law enforcement and Ventura County Fire will be there to showcase their vehicles, K9s, Kid Prints and more.
Work Begins Preserving Your Streets
You may have seen our crews around town as we have been hard at work Preserving Your Streets! This multi-million dollar paving project is underway. We encourage you to visit www.toaks.org/streets where we have provided a weekly update as to where work is taking place. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive notices!
Does the City Owe You Money?
The City has completed its review of closed utility account balances and wants to get credit balances to their rightful owners. If you believe an account listed may belong to you, please complete and return the claim form linked below. Make sure to include the required documentation supporting your claim of ownership.
TOTV Presents Nature Neighbors
With an Arbor Earth day unveiling, Nature Neighbors is a series of five public service announcements produced in partnership with the National Park Service. The videos look at what it takes to live in a community that's also home to bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, rattlesnakes and the occasional mountain lion. The shorts provide practical tips on how to discourage wildlife visitors from adopting your home, how to keep pets safe, the impact of anticoagulant rodenticides and much more.
Nature Neighbors Video PSA Series
City Events and Briefs
Civic Arts Plaza Events. . .
On Friday, May 4, 2018, see National Geographic Live: From River to Rim: Hiking the Grand Canyon. Comedian Paula Poundstone performs On May 5, 2018. Check out these and all the other top-rate performances at your local Civic Arts Plaza.
Economic Development News
Want to be in-the-know when new businesses come to town? Visit our Economic Development News pages each month with the latest on local businesses and trends.
Stay Connected with City Council
You can stay connected to City Council, with agendas, minutes, schedules and videos at your fingertips. Here are several ways to link with Council information:
  • www.toaks.org The homepage calendar at the bottom of the page displays all pubic meetings. Just click on the meeting for access to the agenda, videos and more.
  • Visit www.toaks.org/agendas for current and past Council agendas and minutes. 
  • www.toaks.org/committees links you to information on our commissions, boards and committee 
  • Go to www.toaks.org/TOTV for live broadcasts and video archives of past meetings.