Over $7 Million Approved for Community Enhancements 

Rancho Cordova City Council Members recently approved  46 community projects in addition to ongoing City programs for Community Enhancement Fund grants for the 2017/2018 fiscal year, totaling $7.1 million. 

Each project enhances the Rancho Cordova community through art, public safety, youth programs, and economic development. 

Rancho Cordova Turns 14! 

It has been 14 years since the community voted to incorporate Rancho Cordova, making Rancho Cordova an official city on July 1st, 2003. Every July, we celebrate our cityhood and our vibrant community!

Fresh Produce Abounds in Rancho Cordova! 

The Goethe Loop Farmers' Market, stationed at the Sacramento Area Sewer District in Sacramento County, opened last month, making it the fourth farmers' market in the area specializing in local and seasonal fruits and vegetables. 
Introducing City Council Member, Garrett Gatewood  

Our newest addition to the City Council, Garrett Gatewood, sat on the other side of the dais for the first time on June 19th. Gatewood has been a resident of Rancho Cordova for 12 years, and he owns Business Computer Services of Sacramento. He is serving the remainder of the late Council Member Dan Skoglund's term through December 2018.

Public Works for You

Your City Public Works team is busy improving our City with these new projects:

2017 ADA Sidewalk Improvement Project
In June, the City completed sidewalk repairs at several locations in Rancho Cordova. The improvements increase pedestrian safety and enhance accessibility.  
2017 Street Rehabilitation Project
The 2017 Street Rehabilitation Project is underway in the Cordova Meadows neighborhood! The project is supported by the City's Community Enhancement Fund and includes new asphalt overlay, portions of sidewalk and ramp replacements, and minor stormwater upgrades. Workers are scheduled to pave streets with a new asphalt overlay from July 10th - August 1st, weather permitting.

Chase Drive Corridor Project Phase 1B: Soil Born Farms
The City has proposed a project to upgrade access to Soil Born Farms and Hagan Community Park, and promote urban agriculture farming in the community. A proposed  Mitigated Negative Declaration  is available for public review through July 30th. 
Folsom Boulevard Fence Replacement Project
A new masonry wall has been constructed along Folsom Boulevard to the east and west of Los Nogales Way. One of three artistic murals has been installed on the wall by artist Cathy Rowe. Drive by to see the vibrant Lincoln Flowers Mural! The second mural will be installed in July and a third will be installed this fall.

The construction timeline, locations, and updates for these and other current projects are available on the City's website

Leadership Class Graduation and Recruitment

Have you seen the new, one-of-a-kind bicycle racks installed in Rancho Cordova? Thanks to the great work by Leadership Rancho Cordova Class XI, six artistic, yet functional, bicycle racks are being installed in different locations within the City as part of their year-long leadership program. 

The Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce, which offers the leadership program, is now recruiting students for Class XII

Get Ready for Eppie's Great Race! 

Come out for a great day on July 15th when athletes run, ride, and paddle along the American River Parkway in the annual Eppie's Great Race! 

This annual event is a summertime tradition for the Sacramento region that not only benefits a great cause, but it's tons of fun. The City of Rancho Cordova is proud to sponsor the event, and City Hall staff will be there to compete and cheer teams on! 

Students Experience Civics at City Hall

High school students are experiencing "Summer at City Hall" through a 4-week program at Rancho Cordova City Hall, which was funded by the City's Community Enhancement Fund. The professional development program gives students hands-on experience and education regarding how local government works. 

Sunridge Plaza Raley's Open Now 

The Sunridge Plaza Raley's on Sunrise Boulevard and Douglas Road is open for business! 

Sunridge Plaza also features a Starbucks, Great Clips, Sunridge Nail Salon, Soho Sushi, Jimboy's Tacos, and more. An Arco gas station is currently being constructed as well.  Chase Bank and Evergreen Fine Nutrition and Beauty are coming soon.

Business News

New Businesses

10933 Olson Drive
Cool down with tons of frozen yogurt flavors and toppings at this new self-serve froyo spot.

Papa Murphy's 
10931 Olson Drive 
Take and bake pizza, cookie dough, salads, and much more. 

Staying Cool and Safe at the R iver

Whether you are swimming, fishing, boating, floating or just wading, you should always wear a life vest. You can borrow a life vest at any of the many borrowing stations along Sacramento's public waterways. Watch the City's fun video about river safety here

Fresh Take Photo Sweepstakes Winners Announced 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Fresh Take Photo Sweepstakes! Congratulations to the five randomly selected winners who will be awarded $100 gift cards for their participation: Lauren Hostetter, Will-Power, Brianne Sparks, Linda Roina, and Anton Michael.

Robert J. McGarvey Elementary School Unveiling 

Robert J. McGarvey Elementary School will open to its first students on July 13th. Part of the Elk Grove Unified School District, this school is named after Rancho Cordova Council Member Bob McGarvey. The school will serve students in the City's Sunridge, Anatolia and Kavala Ranch neighborhoods. 

Introducing "Fresh Events"! 

So many great events take place in Rancho Cordova each month that we decided to create a separate Fresh Events digital newsletter! Check your inbox soon for Fresh Events listings of  upcoming events and important meetings happening in the City, and share it with friends! 

Save the Date!

The 12th annual California Capital Airshow, presented by Sacramento County in partnership with the City of Rancho Cordova, will roar across our skies this September 9th -10th featuring civilian and military jet performances and world-class aerobatics!

Sign up to become an Airshow Insider simply by visiting the Capital Airshow's new website, and save up to 50% off gate prices! 

Social Media Post of the Month

In every edition of Fresh News, we highlight one of our posts from the City of Rancho Cordova's social media channels. This photo of the newly installed mural by Cathy Rowe got the most "likes" our Instagram page has ever received! The mural was funded by the City's Community Enhancement Fund and is installed on Folsom Boulevard west of Los Nogales Way.  

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