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Rancho Cordova seeks input on spending new sales tax revenue

Leiana Hobart, then 2, of Rancho Cordova, blows bubbles during the May 2008 dedication of the newly opened Village Green Park in Rancho Cordova. The city is soliciting input on how to spend revenue from a sales tax hike to improve community amenities.
Leiana Hobart, then 2, of Rancho Cordova, blows bubbles during the May 2008 dedication of the newly opened Village Green Park in Rancho Cordova. The city is soliciting input on how to spend revenue from a sales tax hike to improve community amenities. Sacramento Bee file

Rancho Cordova will hold town hall meetings over the next three months to solicit input about how to spend revenue from a sales tax increase approved by voters last year.

In addition, the city is accepting applications for community improvement projects funded by the Measure H sales tax.

The sales tax hike of a half-cent on the dollar will be collected starting April 1 and is expected to raise just more than $1 million in the fiscal year ending July 1. It is expected to raise $7 million in the next fiscal year, the period for which the city wants public input.

The city is accepting applications for community-led projects that improve quality of life, arts and culture, children’s well-being and other areas. For more information, call City Hall at (916) 851-8700.

Meeting schedule:

▪ Cordova Villa Elementary, 10359 South White Rock Road, Feb. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.

▪ White Rock Elementary, 10487 White Rock Road, Feb. 26, 6-7:30 p.m.

▪ Cordova Meadows Elementary, 2550 La Loma Drive, March 3, 6-7:30 p.m.

▪ Cordova Gardens Elementary, 2400 Dawes St., March 5, 6-7:30 p.m.

▪ Rancho Cordova Elementary, 2562 Chassella Way, March 12, 6-7:30 p.m.

▪ Peter J. Shields Elementary, 10434 Georgetown Drive, March 17, 6-7:30 p.m.

▪ Riverview STEM Academy, 10700 Ambassador Drive, March 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

▪ Williamson Elementary, 2275 Benita Drive, March 25, 6-7:30 p.m.

▪ A.M. Winn Elementary, 3351 Explorer Drive, March 26, 6-7:30 p.m.

▪ Navigator Elementary, 10679 Bear Hollow Drive, March 27, 6-7:30 p.m.

▪ Sunrise Elementary, 11821 Cobble Brook Drive, March 30 and 31, 6-7:30 p.m.

▪ Community organizations, Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, April 8, 10-11:30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.

Call The Bee’s Brad Branan, (916) 321-1065. Follow him on Twitter @BradB_at_SacBee.

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