Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Approved Projects and Programs
On June 4, 2018, the City of Rancho Cordova approved more than 50 community grants from the Community Enhancement Fund for the 2018/2019 fiscal year. In addition to the community grants totaling approximately $1.85 million, the City also approved $1.3 million for enhanced public safety, $952,000 for enhanced public works/infrastructure projects, $952,000 for economic development and community development initiatives, and approximately $2.7 million for future legacy projects. In total, the Community Enhancement Fund approved projects and programs in the 2018/2019 fiscal year is approximately $8.1 million..
Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Approved Projects and Programs
The City of Rancho Cordova approved more than 45 community grants from the Community Enhancement Fund for the 2017/2018 fiscal year.
Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Approved Projects and Programs
A list of approved projects and programs can be found here. This includes financial data through June 30, 2017.
Open data initiatives are transforming the way governments across the country interact with their communities and are promoting civic engagement through transparency and accountability. Open data is much more than just making data available to the public; it’s about transforming the way we think about data, how it’s collected, used, published and maintained. It’s a unique opportunity to look at the data we have and realize that this data could be utilized outside the walls of City Hall to help solve problems for both the City and its constituents. It’s about putting the data in the hands of the citizens, community partners, entrepreneurs and letting them analyze and visualize the data for their own needs and purposes.
By endorsing open data principles, the city is encouraging digital innovation, which can enhance citizen communications, supporting the brand of the city as creative and innovative, improving service delivery, supporting citizens to self-organize and solve their own problems, and creating a stronger sense of civic engagement, community and pride.
We invite you to learn more about the projects and programs funded by the Community Enhancement Fund by using the open data tool, the amount spent to date (updated quarterly), and see where these enhancement are being made. Click here to start analyzing the data. You can search by category, sub-category, fiscal year, project stage, and through the interactive map. Start exploring today!
Establishment of Oversight Board
Measure H/Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Oversight Board
The ballot measure approved by the voters allows for, but does not require, a citizen oversight board for Measure H revenues. The City Council desired that a Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Oversight Board be established to provide a review and audit of how tax revenues from Measure H are spent by the City and provide feedback. On May 14, 2018, the members of the Measure H/Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Oversight Board took their oath of office.
Oversight Board Members
The oversight board is comprised of residents of Rancho Cordova to include a youth representative. The oversight board is made up of the following members:
- Nica Gauff- Chair
- Lee Frechette - Vice Chair
- Andrew Carhart
- Eunie Linden
- Trish Medina
- Mason Trujillo (youth representative)
- Review the accomplishments achieved with Community Enhancement Fund dollars for each fiscal year to be highlighted in the annual Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report and provide feedback to staff.
- Confirm the amount of revenues received in the prior fiscal year in comparison to the budget.
- Review actual expenditures to ensure that they were in alignment with the Community Enhancement Fund grant awards and budget allocation approved by the City Council.
- Review each Community Enhancement Fund grantee’s compliance with the City’s reporting requirements and make recommendations to exclude noncomplying organizations from future award cycles to the City Council for consideration.
- Any amended or additional responsibilities as determined by a majority vote of the full City Council.
On September 10, 2018, they met as an oversight board and made recommendations on which projects and programs should be highlighted in the Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report for Fiscal Year 2017/2018. The oversight board is scheduled to meet again on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the Community Board Room.
Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Reports
The City of Rancho Cordova has released its 2nd edition of the Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report. The goals of this annual City publication are to provide an overview of Community Enhancement Fund projects and explain how sales tax revenue was spent.
Click here to download the Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report for Fiscal Year 2016/2017.
Click here to download the Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report for Fiscal Year 2015/2016.
What is Community Enhancement Fund (Measure H)?
Community Enhancement Fund is funded by Measure H, a ½ cent local sales tax measure that was approved by Rancho Cordova citizens on November 4, 2014. The measure passed with 61% of residents in favor of the measure. It will provide locally-controlled funds for local priorities. The sales tax went into effect on April 1, 2015. The City began receiving the new Community Enhancement Funds in June 2015.
- Total sales tax rate is 8.25%, updated January 2017
- Generates approximately $6.8 to $7.1 million per year (July 1 through June 30), updated June 2017