2019 City Council Updates

Thank you Mayor Linda Budge for serving as Mayor in 2018. In 2019, Robert J. McGarvey will serve as Mayor, and David Sander will serve as Vice Mayor. 

Business News
Now Open
Code Ninjas, a place for kids to learn coding, math, logic and problem solving by building video games, has opened a location in Rancho Cordova at 3187 Zinfandel Drive, Suite 3. Priya Indian Cuisine restaurant is also now open at 3101 Zinfandel Drive, Suite 134.

Coming Soon

Jersey Mike's Subs will host their grand opening on January 9, at 2808 Zinfandel Drive. Drive-Thru burger Chain, Bowinkles Drive-Thru, is coming to Rancho Cordova at 10423 Folsom Boulevard. Magnolia House Casino will host their grand opening on January 17, at 11275 Folsom Boulevard. 
Planning for the New Civic Center
This year, the Rancho Cordova City Council has been discussing bringing a civic center to Rancho Cordova - something residents have said they want. As a result of early discussions, we now know that the new Civic Center will be located at a City-owned property adjacent to Folsom Lake College/ Rancho Cordova Center. 

Now that a location has been determined, the goal is to create a vision for what the Civic Center experience and actual building(s) would look like - something that will be determined through discussions with staff, residents and key community partners. 

The City will hold several City Council Work Sessions throughout the planning process, and we're inviting our community to attend to help us decide the vision and programming for our new civic center. Learn more

Public Works For You
The City of Rancho Cordova anticipates starting construction on the Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan the week of January 7, 2019, weather permitting. Supported by a Community Enhancement Fund Grant, the project is designed to reduce vehicle speeds and improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists in Rancho Cordova neighborhoods.

For more information about current roadway projects, please visit the City's website.
Community Enhancement Fund Projects

Bear Hollow Tree Planting
The City of Rancho Cordova partnered with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to plant 150 new trees at the Bear Hollow Reservoir. Learn more

Hometown Holiday Parades
The City of Rancho Cordova hosted the Holiday Light Parade, featuring Santa, the Grinch, illuminated floats, and free hot chocolate. Watch the video

It Takes a Lincoln Village and its partners hosted their annual neighborhood Christmas Parade, featuring Santa, unique floats, and free cookies and cocoa. Watch the video

Crossover Basketball League Registration and Evaluation
The Crossover Basketball league registration and evaluation for the upcoming season is at River City Christian on Monday, January 14, from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Don't forget to bring a completed registration form and enrollment fee. Learn more

What's Happening at The MACC?

Bricking Bad: Art Made from the Iconic Brick

Local Sacramento Artist David Tracy brings his Lego creations to The MACC. Along with portraits of Wonder Woman, visitors of the exhibit will experience working lamps made of Legos, fruit, animals, and other art pieces. This free gallery is made possible by the City's Community Enhancement Fund. 

Education News

Holiday STAR Program
The Holiday STAR (Student Talent Achievement Reward) program returned to Rancho Cordova this holiday season and recognized 41 preschool and elementary students in the City who, despite challenging circumstances, have worked hard to become high achievers. The students were awarded with clothing, school supplies, and a $100 holiday shopping spree. Learn more

Reminder: Kindergarten Registration
Will your child turn 5 years old on or before December 1, 2018? This month, you may need to register your child for Kindergarten for the 2019 - 2020 school year: Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Sacramento City Unified School District, Elk Grove Unified School District. 
A Home for the Holidays

A Rancho Cordova family of four was experiencing homelessness in our community. The family learned about the City of Rancho Cordova's Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) and reached out for assistance with finding housing and other services. Learn more

Celebrate California Restaurant Month in Rancho Cordova! 
This month, the City of Rancho Cordova is participating in Visit California's Restaurant month, highlighting five diverse culinary experiences. 

On January 22, Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism is hosting its inaugural Hospitality & Tourism Summit, highlighting what Visit Rancho Cordova has in store for 2019. Register here

5th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

Dress up in your wildest costume and take th e 5th Annual Polar Bear Plunge on January 5, 2019, at the Lincoln Village Community Pool. Afterwards, enjoy a pancake breakfast at the Neil Senior Orchard Activities Center. $10 to participate (breakfast included). Register and learn more

Award Nominations Needed

20th Annual Community Volunteer Awards
The Cordova Community Council is seeking nominations for the 2018 Community Volunteer Awards event. Nominate a volunteer by February 1, 2019. Winners will be recognized on March 8, 2019.
3rd Annual Sports Hall of Fame Awards
The Cordova Community Council is seeking nominations for the 2019 Rancho Cordova Sports Hall of Fame event. Nominate an Athlete by March 31, 2019. Winners will be recognized on October 12, 2019.
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