FOVEC Past Projects


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Vision Document 2008

84 Page Vision of how to enhance the Fair Oaks Village

Cost & Funding - $

Volunteers - 

County Personnel - 

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Way Finding Signs 2009

Cost & Funding - $ Sacramento County

Volunteers - Renee Taylor, Angela Talent, Tom Zlotkowski, Tyler Janes, Barry Brown, Becky Lund, David Newlin, John O'Farrell, Shenna Mealey, Tino Cuevas, Greg Vincent, David Hill, Paula Sugarman, Geoff Simcoe

Consultant - Omni Means, Mike Notestine, Scott Roberson, Marty Inouye

County Personnel - Roberta MacGlashan, Johanna Castelo, Ted Wolter, Keri Blakowski

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Fair Oaks Blvd. Triangle Landscaping 2010

Added Landscaping Plants

Cost & Funding - $    Sacramento County

Volunteers - 

Initial upkeep by Village Landscaping

County Personnel - Roberta MacGlashan

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Fair Oaks Blvd. Streetscape 2010-2013

Improve Fair Oaks Blvd through the Village. Increase parking, add shade trees and landscaping, add curbs gutters and sidewalks, add cross walks. Pave to improve parking.

Cost & Funding - Total of $786,000

- $513,000 Sacramento County DOT Construction Costs;  

- $136,000 SACOG Preparatory Planning;

- $5,000 FOVEC for initiating need and community interest;

- $137,000 County Road Funds

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Create a Business Improvement District (PBID) 2016-2018

What is a PBID:

  • Purpose: to improve a commercial district (Fair Oaks Village) via services that enhance property and business values
  • Financed using a self-imposed assessment on commercial property
  • Governed by a board (of fellow Fair Oaks Village) commercial property owners you choose
  • PBID was legislated in 1994 as a private sector initiative for revitalizing specific commercial areas, aka Districts.

The efforts to establish a PBID were started in 2016 with financial help from Sacramento County Supervisor Susan Peters Office. The Supervisor's Office engaged Civitas LLC consultants to help FOVEC with the PBID process and deliverables.

In 2017, a petition drive was started to show the County that property owners at large supported this concept and that it should be moved on to a formal ballot. In order to put it on a ballot we needed to show that at least 51% of commercial property owners in the designated district wanted the PBID implemented. By the end of 2017 we had yet to hit our target number and had many commercial property owners that had not been contacted.

In 2018, FOVEC decided to give it one last try in April, ahead of the County’s May deadline for starting to plan the 2018 election. This petition push brought the signed percentage count up to 31.7% while 40% refused to sign. The other 30% did not respond to phone calls or emails or were not reachable. While these were not the results we had hoped for, the petition drive did contact over 70% of commercial property owners.

We completed our effort by sending letters to all commercial property owners in the district to inform them of the results of the petition drive and the project.

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Provide a Fair Oaks Village Economic Development Plan - 2017 

The objective of this project was to provide viable economic development recommendations to the Fair Oaks Enhancement Committee based on findings from case study communities.

Cost & Funding:  $7,000 via Various Grants & Donations


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Update Wayfinding Signs - 2019

In September of 2019 the Historical Society submitted a request to FOVEC to update the Wayfinding signs for the purpose of directing people towards the Historical Society and the Founders Monument. In collaboration with Kathy Bryan from SAC DOT Traffic Signs & Marking Department, we were able to identify the original spec document for all 17 signs. We were also given a digital copy of the document for our library. A quick check through the Village found that two signs were missing and two had been graffitied. Our analysis of the sign locations and space for additional letters suggested that only two signs could be modified without a lot of effort. Kathy’s department cleaned the graffitied signs and were able to add lettering to two signs to meet the Historical Society request.  As for the missing signs, Kathy’s department found a blank Wayfinding sign in their inventory and Daneece Fraiser found another one in her home. These two blank signs were used to recreate the missing signs located on the entrance to the Village on Fair Oaks Blvd, and on Bridge Street & Temescal as you come up from the river. All of the work was completed before Thanksgiving and at no cost. Thank you SAC DOT.