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April 2017
  City Prepares for Arbor Earth Day on April 8
Thousand Oaks Community Park will come alive with more than 90 eco-friendly exhibitors, vendors and entertainers at the City's 20th Annual Arbor Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features organic gardening and composting workshops, arts and crafts for children, and a variety of plant sales and giveaways. Add live entertainment, gourmet food trucks and animal shows for an event the whole family will enjoy.
 How Do You Want the City to Spend Your Tax Dollars?
Libraries, streets, open space. . .Don't miss the chance to share your budget priorities! Hundreds of residents have participated in the City's budget survey at toaks.org/yourbudget. Let's keep the momentum going! By ranking and commenting on key budget areas, you will support informed decision-making. Make sure to visit our Budget Booth at Arbor Earth Day on April 8, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Community Park. You will find interactive budget games, budget information, giveaways and more.
  Watch the Last Utility Pole Come Down
On time and under budget: The Thousand Oaks Boulevard Undergrounding Project is complete! On March 16 a Last Pole Ceremony was held where community leaders, neighbors and spectators gathered to watch Southern California Edison bring down the pole using hydraulics, a support crane and careful guidance. Check out the event video, including GoPro footage from atop the pole. To learn more about the project and its benefits, visit
  Take a Hike, Snap a Pic, Complete the Challenge
Calling hikers, mountain bikers, trail runners and equestrians of all ages. Experience 10 of the best and most beautiful multi-use trails in the Conejo Valley by joining the Open Space Challenge through May 31, 2017. Take photos along trails and tweet, Instagram or e-mail them to show you have completed trail segments. Discover the beauty of our local landscapes, and win prizes donated by area businesses.
 Residents Share Thoughts at Marijuana Policy Workshop
On March 28, 2017, City Council held a Marijuana Policy Workshop where residents took the opportunity to learn about new laws and share thoughts on future marijuana policy in Thousand Oaks. If you did not get a chance to participate in Tuesday's workshop, please visit our webpage at toaks.org/marijuana for information and a link to a marijuana policy survey. You can also watch the Marijuana Policy Workshop on TOTV
Other Local Happenings

National Library Week is April 9 - 15!
The Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park Libraries will amplify their already robust slate of activities with additional movies, music and activities during National Library Week, April 9 through April 15, 2017. Take this opportunity to visit our state-of-the art library system with more than 350,000 items to loan. Please note: The Thousand Oaks Library will be closed April 2 and April 30 due to community events at Conejo Creek North Park. The Newbury Park Library will be closed April 13, 14 and 15 for electrical upgrades.

Civic Arts Plaza Events
Arlo Guthrie brings his "Running Down the Road" tour to the Civic Arts Plaza on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at 7 p.m. Check out this event and much more at www.civicartsplaza.com.
County Clerk Office at TO City Hall to Expand Hours
Effective Friday, April 14, 2017, the satellite Ventura County Clerk and Recorder's office at Thousand Oaks City Hall will expand its availability to match the City's alternate Friday schedule. Hours will remain 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The main County Clerk site, located at the Ventura County Government Center, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn more about County Clerk and Recorder services here

TOTV Shows Us Hill Canyon from Above
Catch a glimpse of the City's Hill Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant from above with TOTV's drone footage. Nestled in the natural beauty of City-owned open space, Hill Canyon currently treats an average of 8.5 million gallons of wastewater per day from its domestic, commercial, and industrial customers using 100 percent onsite renewable energy.
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