2017 State of the City: On the Move in Rancho Cordova
Thank you for joining us at this year's State of the City! Those in attendance heard about the many ways Rancho Cordova is a city on the move--from crime decreasing by 31.5%, to new housing and businesses being built, to $30 million in improvements to public infrastructure, and much more. The
2016-2017 Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report,
which details projects funded through the City's Community Enhancement Fund, also was unveiled. The report will be mailed to all City residents this month.
Rancho Cordova Police Department Announces Decrease in Crime
The City and the Rancho Cordova Police Department (RCPD) announced that violent crime and property crime combined decreased by 31.5% from 2011-2016 when adjusted for population.
This significant decrease can be attributed to RCPD's proactive policing programs:
Crime Suppression Unit, a highly proactive team that focuses on enforcement
by using crime data, trends and tips from residents
- Problem Oriented Policing Unit, a team of officers assigned to areas throughout Rancho Cordova to improve quality of life
- Neighborhood policing program, a team of patrol officers assigned to each neighborhood in Rancho Cordova to address public safety concerns
RCPD's community policing model of building relationships with the community furthers crime prevention.
Public Works for You
2017 Street Rehabilitation Project
In October, the City completed the 2017 Street Rehabilitation Project in the Cordova Meadows, Raven Oaks and Tiffany neighborhoods. More than 50 residents attended a neighborhood event to celebrate the project that featured a ribbon cutting, dinner and dessert, face painting and balloons, music and more.
Project improvements included 44 streets paved, 87 curb ramps upgraded, 79 drainage locations upgraded, and 5,440 square feet of sidewalk repaired. The project improves driver and pedestrian safety, improves the walkability of the neighborhoods, and enhances accessibility for residents in the neighborhoods. The project was supported by a $500,000 grant from the City's Community Enhancement Fund. Learn More
Information on other current projects is available on the City's website.
Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism's Sierra Foothills Wine Passport
Visitors staying at Rancho Cordova hotels will find a new perk at their hotel of choice this autumn. Highlighting one of California's most scenic and productive wine regions, Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism has partnered with several wineries to create the Sierra Foothills Wine Passport, which offers free wine tastings for two and other perks at selected wineries. The passport, valued at $60, will be available to any guest staying at a Rancho Cordova hotel through December 31, 2017.
Christmas in Cordova
Organized by the Rancho Cordova Police Activities League, Rancho Cordova's 7th annual Christmas in Cordova event returns on December 16th. This event supports local families by providing a "shopping mall" filled with new toys for parents to select and wrap for their children, at no cost to them. We are currently seeking volunteers and new, unwrapped toy donations to make this a truly special holiday event!
And additional new businesses are coming to Rancho Cordova!
Bath & Body Works
are coming soon to Rancho Cordova Town Center.
9Round Fitness & Kickboxing
will open at two locations, Sunridge Plaza and Rivergate Shopping Center, before the end of the year. And, restaurants
in Capital Village and Petali at Zinfandel Square are also coming soon!
Youth @ City Hall Applications Now Available
Do you want to impact your community? Network with Rancho Cordova leaders? Gain leadership skills and learn about city government? If you are between the ages of 13-18 and these sound like interesting opportunities, apply for the Youth @ City Hall program, which is run by PRO Youth & Families and made possible by a grant from the City's Community Enhancement Fund. Applications are due November 29 and the program begins on January 8, 2018.
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Join us for this year's Christmas Tree Lighting at Village Green Park on Sunday, November 26 from 4 PM - 7:30 PM!
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