Principles of the Program

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Growing Strong Neighborhoods will require an ongoing effort to achieve lasting and measurable results – perhaps decades, not just a few years. It is a core driver of many current and potential City programs, so every City function is involved, and every City department is involved. Community and citizen participation is key to ensuring the success of these programs.

Our number one measurement of success is improving property values because…

  • Good Income Mix
  • Sustained Business Activity, Growth
  • Lower Crime
  • Good Schools
  • Improved Rents
  • Good City Revenues
  • Low Overhead
  • Investment Likely
  • Stable Neighborhoods
  • Higher Quality of Life
  • Economic Status Declines
  • Fewer Businesses, Increasing Vacancies
  • Higher Crime
  • Declining Schools
  • Lower Rents
  • Declining City Revenue
  • Higher Service Costs
  • Investment Unlikely
  • “Road to Slumhood”
  • Lower Quality of Life

Following are current programs put in place to support this goal:

Blight Busters Plus

The City of Rancho Cordova is holding a series of community meetings in 2016 to update you about our new program.

Rental Housing Inspection Program

Focus on 50

The City has developed a list of the top 40 "focus properties" using crime reports (click here to view crime reports map), code enforcement cases, and probation data from 2014. This list is not sorted on any type of ranking order. The properties are sorted and color coded by property type. Click here to view the list.

Multiple Ordinance & Zoning Updates

  • Property Maintenance, Panhandling, Administrative Citations, Etc.
  • Restricted Uses for liquor stores, check cashing, massage, used goods, smoke shops, marijuana dispensaries, etc.
  • Learn about the top 10 Code Enforcement violations in this handy guide.


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