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CRPD Wins Grant

The Cordova Recreation and Park District announced this week it was recently awarded a $100,000 Footprint Field grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation. Footprint Field grants are awarded for the installation of a synthetic field surface from FieldTurf. The grant will be used to install a synthetic soccer field at the award winning Mather Sports Center.

Rancho Cordova Vice Mayor Joins National Civic League Board

David Sander, Ph.D., Vice Mayor of the Rancho Cordova City Council, has been elected to the National Civic League (NCL) Board of Directors.

The 15-member board provides leadership and guidance for the nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes civic engagement and community building. Founded in 1894, NCL is in the forefront to make local governments more accountable and community members more active in planning and problem solving.

Mills Park Drive Suspicious Death Now Considered A Homicide


The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has now identified the body as 37-year-old Rancho Cordova resident Rajeet Kor Singh. While the coroner has released the victim’s identification, a determination as to the exact cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy.

Two Rancho Cordova Council Members Earn Leadership Award

Rancho Cordova Mayor Robert J. McGarvey and Vice Mayor David Sander have been awarded the Diamond Level Certificate of Achievement in Leadership by the National League of Cities (NLC). Only 30 elected officials nationwide reached the top ranking this year.

Homicide on West La Loma Drive


On December 8, 2010, at 8:40 p.m., Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department deputies assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department responded to the report of a stabbing at an apartment complex in the 2000 block of West La Loma Drive. When deputies arrived at the second-floor apartment they found a 40-year-old female performing cardio pulmonary resuscitation on her 32-year-old boyfriend. The boyfriend had been stabbed multiple times in the chest. Paramedics arrived a short time later and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The female was detained by the deputies and a knife was recovered inside the apartment.

New Rancho Cordova Building Codes Take Effect January 1st

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January 1, 2011 marks the start of new state-mandated building codes in the City of Rancho Cordova. The updated codes will apply to building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical construction in the City. There will be no fee increases with the updates and changes.

SMUD Board of Directors Approves 2011 Budget

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Board of Directors has approved a $1.54 billion budget. The 2011 budget provides funding for all programs, projects and initiatives needed to meet the strategic targets set by the SMUD Directors, while cutting costs without compromising customer service.

Superior Court Affirms Rancho Cordova Redevelopment Agency in Eminent Domain Case

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Judge Raymond M. Cadei, judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento, has overruled a legal challenge to the City of Rancho Cordova Redevelopment Agency’s (RDA) use of eminent domain. In an effort to implement its redevelopment plan and to eliminate blighted conditions along Folsom Boulevard in the City of Rancho Cordova, the RDA filed an eminent domain action in 2009 to acquire an approximate nine-acre site owned by the Lily Company. The Lily Company filed a legal challenge to the RDA’s legal authority to use eminent domain, and Judge Cadei held a seven-day trial on that challenge in October.

Supervisor Peters Augments Sheriff’s Budget Allowing for “Grinch Patrol”


With the assistance of Sacramento County Board of Supervisor Susan Peters’ office, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is pleased to announce the continuation of the Grinch Patrol. The Sheriff’s Department’s budget was recently augmented to provide an added security force to the Arden/Arcade-area shopping malls this holiday season. The program, known as the Grinch Patrol, will begin the day after Thanksgiving (the busiest shopping day of the year), and continue throughout the holiday shopping season. This special funding appropriation is intended to augment existing Sheriff’s Patrol and private security.

Rancho Cordova Businesses in Enterprise Zone Can Learn about Tax Savings at Free Seminar

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Rancho Cordova businesses may be eligible for significant tax savings through the newly-established Enterprise Zone. The program will be explained at the Enterprise Zone Breakfast Seminar on Wednesday November 17th, at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Hosted by the City and the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce, the free seminar includes a complimentary breakfast.

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