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The Rancho Rinconada Recreation and Parks District (District), established in the 1950’s, is the only independent special district within Santa Clara Counties and is almost completely within the City limits of Cupertino. The District offers an array of aquatics programs and facility rentals.
 
Last year, the Santa Clara County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) commissioned a report—at the request of a few Rancho Rinconada Recreation and Park District (District) residents—to consider the District being dissolved and absorbed by the City of Cupertino (City). If the City were to absorb the District, this action would not impact property taxes on Cupertino homes within the District.

This Cupertino City Council received the LAFCO report on February 18, 2020, and referred it to the Parks & Recreation Commission (Commission) for a recommendation. Public input is being sought through a survey and comments at two upcoming Commission meetings.
 
Review the report, Special Study: Governance Options for the Rancho Rinconada Recreation and Park District HERE.

Take the Survey
The City will be collecting community feedback from March 7 - 23, 2020, on the governance options for the District. Survey results will be presented at the April 2, 2020, Commission meeting.
 
Complete the survey: opentownhall.com/8329
 
Parks & Recreation Commission Meetings
Comment in-person at the Commission meetings of either March 5, 2020, or April 2, 2020. Both meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue. Due to recent recommendations from Public Health in response to COVID-19, all City Council and Commission meetings have been postponed through April 7, 2020.

Documents

Special Study: Governance Options for the Rancho Rinconada Recreation and Park District

Timeline

March 7 – 23, 2020 Opportunity for the community to comment on the potential governance changes to the RRRPD.