Addressing Homelessness in Rancho Cordova

The City of Rancho Cordova, in partnership with the Rancho Cordova Police Department, the City's Code Enforcement team and Homeless Navigator, as well as regional partners, is committed to taking a proactive approach to solving homelessness.

At the October 2nd Council meeting, the City's Reinvestment Analyst will present the City's Homeless Action Plan, a summary of key actions the City is taking this fiscal year to address unlawful activities, as well as to connect homeless individuals  to resources and housing, at the October 2nd City Council Meeting. 

Rancho Cordova Animal Services Safety Tips

Rancho Cordova Animal Services shares safety tips including: (1) ways to keep your pet safe during extreme heat, (2) what to do when you encounter a wild animal, and (3) what to do when you see a dog on the loose. 

Get Storm-Ready! 

Fall is here! Trees will begin dropping leaves over the coming months, which can clog storm drains and cause flooding. Do your part by removing debris and leaves from your gutters, and sweep away leaves that are on or near storm drains prior to rainfall to ensure water can quickly flow into the City's drainage system. 

Remove damaged or weak tree branches to minimize risk of them falling over in the wind. Eligible residents with dead trees or stumps in their yards can apply for grant funding for dead tree removal. Stay tuned for sandbag distribution times and locations.

Public Works for You

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

Douglas Road and Grant Line Road Traffic Signal
In September, the City completed installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Douglas Road and Grant Line Road in Rancho Cordova. The project improves safety and traffic flow at a heavily traveled intersection.
2017 Street Rehabilitation Project Celebration - Join Us!
The 2017 Street Rehabilitation Project is nearing completion in the Cordova Meadows neighborhood. A ribbon cutting and neighborhood event will be held on Thursday, October 19th to celebrate the project. Learn More.

Pedestrian, ADA and Safety Improvements Mather Field
The City will seek construction proposals for the Mather Rails to Trails project beginning in November. The project will create a new bicycle and pedestrian trail along the railroad tracks between Folsom Boulevard and Mather Boulevard, establishing an important north/south connection in the City's bicycle trail network. 

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

Free Home Improvement Services

Sierra Service Project, in coordination with the City of Rancho Cordova,  is seeking applicants for free exterior home repair and improvement services as part of the Rancho Cordova Neighborhood Beautification Program. To be eligible, the property must be located within Rancho Cordova city limits, and the applicant must own the home and fall within specified income levels.

Art Ark Coming to Rancho Cordova Schools

The Crocker Art Museum's award-winning Art Ark program is coming to Rancho Cordova elementary schools! Art Ark is a mobile art education center that brings original works of art and hands-on activities to schools in the Sacramento region. Thanks to the City's Community Enhancement Fund, each public Rancho Cordova elementary school will experience Art Ark over the next two years. 

Click here to learn more .

Walking, Biking, and Riding! 

Rancho Cordova schools will participate in International Walk and Bike To School Day on Wednesday, October 4th, a day aimed at promoting physical activity, pedestrian and cyclist safety, and pollution reduction.  Expect to see walking school buses and bike trains around school campuses on that day, and plan to be extra careful while driving in school neighborhoods.  

Then from October 22nd through October 28th, Rancho Cordova residents and businesses are encouraged to participate in the regional ride share program, Ready Set Ride Commute Challenge. Drive alone less by walking, biking, using transit, riding in a carpool or vanpool, or teleworking.

Click here to learn more .

Rancho Cordova Participates in Bloomberg Mayor's Challenge

Last month, Mayor Donald Terry, Vice Mayor Linda Budge, and City staff participated in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayor's Challenge Idea Accelerator workshop at City Hall to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life. If our idea moves forward, the City could win $100,000 or even millions to implement it! 

Business News
More new businesses are coming to Rancho Cordova! Bath & Body Works, MOD Pizza, and Fire Wings 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 Poke Cube in Capital Village and Petali at Zinfandel Square are also coming soon!

Operations & Maintenance Division Moves to Corp Yard  

Many cities have a corporation yard, often called a "corp yard," and the City of Rancho Cordova now has one too. The City's Operations and Maintenance Division, which  oversees the operation and maintenance of the City's infrastructure, including streets, signs, trees, storm water, sound walls, and Public Works vehicle fleet, is now housed at the Corp Yard.

The City of Rancho Cordova expects the new Corp Yard will improve control of inventory and increase efficiency for addressing critical issues.

Turning Food Waste into Something New

Wasted food means wasted money. Plus, when food waste breaks down in landfills, it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Businesses that produce at least four cubic yards of food waste per week are required to arrange for composting services, and residents are encouraged to be mindful at home and while eating out to reduce food waste. 

Stay Updated with Fresh Events!

Every year in Rancho Cordova is packed with exciting events for the whole family. Don't miss out on fun events and important meetings happening in Rancho Cordova by subscribing to Fresh Events, the City's bi-monthly events listing. 

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