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Linear Park Block Party
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Red Rose Run
8:00 am to 11:00 am
City Council Committee Meeting
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
City Hall – Council Chambers
Mayor’s Neighborhood Month Returns to Lancaster City in May Department of Neighborhood EngagementView All City News
Quality & Affordable Housing
The City of Lancaster is committed to using all of the tools we have to create as many affordable housing units as possible. The availability of affordable housing is a key issue for our residents and neighbors in Lancaster County. The Sorace Administration continues to advocate for increased federal and state funds toward creating affordable housing units in Lancaster City and County. Recently, City Council approved a historic $5 million commitment to affordable housing.
Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG)
When washing down a sink or drain, FOG builds up over time and can cause a blockage in your drains, pipes and in sanitary sewers. Learn more about FOG, the issues it can cause and how to prevent it.
Join the City’s online participation platform called “Engage Lancaster”. This tool helps residents lend their voices to City projects. Head over to Engage Lancaster to create an account and get started!
The City of Lancaster received a $9.7 million grant to remove lead paint hazards from homes within four census tracts south of King Street where 16,000 residents live.
Ban the Sale of Consumer Fireworks in Pennsylvania
Contact your Lancaster County legislators and tell them you want to make our city safe from hazardous consumer grade fireworks that put our neighborhoods in danger.
Local Control for Open Carry
Contact your state legislators and ask them to co-sponsor legislation that would allow municipalities like Lancaster to ban guns from City-owned properties.
Climate Action Plan
The City of Lancaster’s Municipal Operations Climate Action Plan affirms a renewed commitment to the future of Lancaster City.
City of Lancaster Commitments to Racial Equity
Mayor Sorace was elected to build a stronger and more equitable Lancaster, block by block. The City of Lancaster has made these commitments to racial and social equity. Some of this work started more than 2 years ago and some is NEW. It is all connected to what has been asked of the City by demonstrators in 2020.