Community Enhancement Fund

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Funded by Measure H, 1/2 cent local sales tax measure.

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Fiscal Year 2020/2021 Approved Projects and Programs

On June 15, 2020, the City of Rancho Cordova approved more than 50 community grants from the Community Enhancement Fund for the 2020/2021 fiscal year.  The City of Rancho Cordova's Community Enhancement Fund is supported by Measure H, a half-cent sales tax approved by Rancho Cordova voters in November 2014.  The program generates approximately $7.3 million annually, with roughly $2 million going to community projects and the remaining $5.3 million allocated to public safety, public works, community/economic development, legacy projects and other public programs during the 2020/2021 fiscal year.  

The more than 50 approved community projects were submitted by a range of individuals, organizations, businesses and community partners.  With funding, these projects will be brought to life and will showcase community investment and improvement.  Each project fulfills a need in key community priorities, including arts, culture, history, entertainment and sports; education; and other community priorities.  

A list of approved projects can be found here.

Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Reports

In November of 2019, the City of Rancho Cordova released its 4th 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.  The 4th edition was made available at the annual State of the City on November 7, 2019 and mailed out to residents in mid-November.  

Click here to download the Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report for Fiscal Year 2018/2019.
Click here to download the Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Report for Fiscal Year 2017/2018.
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.

Open Data

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 enhancements 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.  

To learn about their responsibilities and meetings, please visit Measure H/Community Enhancement Fund Citizen Oversight Board.

Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Approved Projects and Programs

A list of approved projects and programs can be found here.

Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Approved Projects and Programs

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 provides 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.

Quick Facts

  • Total sales tax rate is 8.25%, updated January 2017
  • Generates approximately $7.3 million per year (July 1 through June 30), updated June 2020

Questions or comments can be directed to:

Stacy Delaney, Community Enhancement Analyst II (916) 851-8878.

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