Rivera East Park Tree Planting

Join the Butterfield-Riviera East Community Association (BRECA) and the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a community tree planting and mulching event. New trees will be planted to provide shade and beautify the park. Volunteer with us to plant these trees and help us continue to grow Sacramento’s urban forest.

  • What: We need 60 volunteers to plant 18 new trees (holes are pre-dug) and mulch new and existing trees.
  • Who: Everyone welcome! Bring the kids, your friends and extended family. (Please leave pets at home.)
  • When: Saturday November 23rd. 8:45 AM – 12 PM
  • Where: Riviera East Park – 9580 Mira Del Rio Dr.
  • Sign up online at SacTree
Tree Planting at Riviera East Park

We’re planting 18 new trees! In addition we will mulching the new and existing trees. Thank you to Cordova Recreation and Parks District (CRPD) for partnering with us! CRPD has committed to digging the holes prior to the event.

Tree plan - Riviera East Park

Please prepare to volunteer in the following ways:

  • Start your day with a healthy breakfast
  • Wear closed-toed shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and layered clothing
  • Bring along a water bottle as well as gloves (if you have them)
  • Complete and bring your VOLUNTEER RELEASE FORM
    • Volunteer Release Form
    • Adult supervision AND parent/guardian permission is required for volunteers ages 15 and under
    • Parent/guardian permission is required for volunteers ages 16-18

Have questions or comments? Contact . See you there!

Bradshaw Apartments Oct. 2019 Update


The BRECA Steering Committee was made aware of a proposal to build an apartment project in an empty lot behind the businesses at 9555 Folsom Blvd. In June 2019, the developer, Rashad Mammadov, presented his plans at a community meeting. See previous post on this project.

Ad hoc committee

Since then, an ad hoc committee for the Bradshaw Apartments project was formed. This committee consists of a few BRECA steering committee members, and several neighbors adjacent to the project. The purpose of the committee is to work with Mr Mammadov to ensure the project fits in with the community and to reduce the impact on the immediate neighbors.

Recently, the project committee met twice with Mr. Mammadov to discuss the plans for Bradshaw Apartments. Also in attendance was Supervisor Nottoli, and his Chief of Staff.

Initial meeting with the developer

In the first meeting, we discussed concerns about the project and it’s impact on the neighbors. Mr. Mammadov suggested that he was open to making adjustments to the proposal he presented in June. After some discussion, we reached an agreement on several recommendations to change the proposal. Specifically, these requests were noted:

  1. Two stories for the apartments on the north side of the project, stepping to 3 stories on the south side.
  2. Ensuring the drip lines of the heritage trees on neighbor’s properties are protected.
  3. 7 foot sound wall at the highest point on the property line.
  4. Installation of mature trees for privacy.
  5. Where possible, adjusting the balconies so that they are not facing north, especially on the 3rd story.
  6. Installing air conditioners or other motorized appliances on the south side of the buildings.

Followup Meeting

Mr. Mammadov returned to meet with the committee last week. He provided new plans and artists renderings.

Bradshaw Apartments 1
Bradshaw Apartments 2
Bradshaw Apartments 3
Bradshaw Apartments 4
Bradshaw Apartments 5

Download the October 2019 Bradshaw Apartments Site Plan

All of the proposed recommendations were implemented in the new iteration of the project. The committee reviewed and discussed the plans in detail with Mr. Mammadov. After some discussion, the project committee is satisfied with the current iteration of the plan.

Final adjustments may be necessary based on an impending report from an arborist about the heritage oaks. This report may require some changes to the current plans to ensure the protection of the heritage oaks.

Committee recommendations

The project committee supports and approves the current proposal, with the knowledge some adjustments in the final proposal may be necessary to protect the trees.

What’s next

Mr. Mammadov will review the arborist reports and make adjustments as appropriate. He has offered to share the report with the project committee. He expects to submit a proposal to the county planning department for review by the end of October 2019.

Final notes

The BRECA Steering Committee appreciates that Mr. Mammadov included the community in the planning process. His responsiveness to the committee’s recommendations indicates that he is not only in partnership with our community, but also a new neighbor. We would also like to thank Supervisor Nottoli and his staff for facilitating the discussions to ensure a productive experience for everyone.

BRECA is the voice for our community. The volunteer steering committee wants to thank the neighbors who have actively participated in the process by reviewing plans, providing feedback, and attending meetings. Together our community is stronger!

Update: Arborist Report

Mr. Mammadov provided BRECA with the Arborist Report. Download and view here.

Agenda: 9-24-2019 BRECA Steering Committee Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Butterfield-Riviera East Community Association Steering Committee is open to all members of the community. Join us to share your concerns and provide your feedback on issues related to our neighborhood.

This month’s meeting includes a discussion on the Bradshaw Apartments. We are taking comments to share with Supervisor Nottoli and the developer. We hope to see you there!

September 24th, 2019 6:30 pm
Rancho Cordova Library
9845 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Welcome and Introductions
  3. Questions or Comments from the community on non-agenda items
  4. Approval of Minutes
    • August 2019
  5. Reports
    • Treasurer – Andrea
    • CORPAC – Lee
    • Outreach Committee – Rene
    • Membership
      • Welcome Packet Distribution Update – Jim
      • Membership report – Jim
  6. Old Business
    • Update on Bradshaw Apartments – Lee
      • Notice of meeting with Supervisor Nottoli and Rashad Mammadov
    • Annual Picnic, Sept 28 – Lori
    • Great American River Clean Up Recap – Lori
    • From the floor
  7. New Business
    • BRECA Newsletter – Jim
    • From the floor

Adjourn to next meeting. October 22, 2019 6:30 PM. Cordova Library.

Downloand and print the BRECA Agenda 9-24-19


Great American River Clean-Up 2019

Here’s your chance to help the environment and meet your neighbors, all at one time!

The 2019 Great American River Clean-Up is happening on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9 am to noon. BRECA is the steward for Mile 12 South of the American River.

Meet this year’s Site Captain for the Gristmill site, Lori Christensen,  in the parking lot of the  Gristmill access at 9 am on  Saturday morning, 9/21/2019, to join in the fun!

Great American River CleanUp 2019

If you wish, you may register in advance by clicking here and completing the online registration form.

Be sure to bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen, and water. Let’s clean up our parkway!