You might remember me heading to Kansas City last June for the All-America City Awards. It was a real honor to be a part of the team from Rancho Cordova due to my involvement with Project 680. Anyway, the National Civic League interviewed me via Skype last week, so I wanted to share it with you in case you might be interested to hear some of what I think about local government and civic engagement. Enjoy.
City of Rancho Cordova
What’s the difference between Stone Creek, Capital Village, Anatolia and the rest of Rancho Cordova? Have a look at the trend graph below of all sales over the past three years throughout the City of Rancho Cordova. Houses built before 1990 include territory north of Highway 50 as well as south too. Properties built after 1990 in the 95670 zip code basically include the Stone Creek area as well as Capital Village (most houses were built in the past ten years, though there is one development built in the mid-1990s). Lastly, the 95742 zip code includes Anatolia, Kavala Ranch and Sunridge.
What do you see? What stands out to you about differences or the overall trend?
What’s been happening in the real estate market in Rancho Cordova? Have a look at the embedded document below and let me know if you have any insight or questions. If the font is too small, click “fullscreen” on the tab or visit the document online here.
By the way, I used www.scribd.com to embed the file above (a PDF). It’s a great tool to help share and display content online – especially documents. I like that I can simply show readers what I’m talking about instead of saying “download this PDF”. Do you have a use for something like Scribd?
Earlier today I ran into Micah Runner, who works in the City of Rancho Cordova’s Economic Development Department. In light of major media publicity recently regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s budget, and the potential for the elimination of redevelopment departments altogether in California, I wanted to ask Micah a few questions about redevelopment in Rancho Cordova and how current budget decisions may impact redevelopment in Rancho Cordova and surrounding areas.
Do you think redevelopment departments in California should get the axe for the sake of a balanced budget? What areas in the Sacramento Region would be hit the hardest if the plug was pulled on redevelopment agencies? How might the elimination of agencies like SHRA or Rancho Cordova’s redevelopment department impact property values?
I’d love to hear your thoughts below.