Saturday, June 23, 2007

Parkway Plan Funding

There is a disparity in the funds asked for in relation to the involvement of geographical representatives on the planning committee that worked on the Parkway Plan.

The County got five seats, the city of Sacramento got four seats, and Rancho Cordova got one; and considering the area of the Parkway within Rancho Cordova’s city limits (25%) one can understand the concerns.

County wants city to pony up
By Ed Fletcher - Bee Staff Writer
Published 12:00 am PDT Saturday, June 23, 2007

After its attempt to gain more control over the American River Parkway through legislative action was blocked by Sacramento County in April 2006, the city of Rancho Cordova reassured elected leaders that it was a good team player.

Now Sacramento County would like to see Rancho Cordova put up money to prove it.

The county has asked a number of local agencies to help fund the master plan update for the 23-mile parkway along the American River from Discovery Park to the Nimbus Dam fish hatchery, often called "the jewel of Sacramento."

Two years of studies, workshops, planning sessions, community meetings and an environmental study brought the cost of updating the plan to nearly $1 million.

In 2006, the county sent a letter to Rancho Cordova asking for a contribution of $50,000. So far, Rancho Cordova has committed $4,700 to the process.

By comparison, the city of Sacramento had given $150,000. Sacramento County will pay $165,000.