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City News and Press Releases

View the latest Rocklin news and access PDFs of City press releases. 

View the latest Rocklin news and access PDFs of City press releases. 

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Proposed re-use of former Sunset Whitney Golf Course

The Rocklin City Council is scheduled to consider an opportunity proposed for the former Sunset Whitney Golf Course land at the March 28 Council Meeting.  If eventually approved by the City Council, the proposal could create a lasting public benefit for city residents.

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Upgraded Streetlights Being Installed in Rocklin

In partnership with Pacific Gas & Electric, the city of Rocklin has opted into a program to improve public lighting. PG&E will convert streetlights across the city from older, high-pressure sodium vapor lightbulbs to state-of-the-art LED lamps.

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Rocklin Clean-Up Day

Rocklin Clean-Up Day will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017. During Rocklin Clean-Up Day items will be collected that normal trash collections will not take, including electronic waste. A pick-up service will be offered to elderly or disabled Rocklin residents. Call Parks and Recreation at 916-625-5200 to make arrangements.

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New Play Structure Coming to Twin Oaks
Slated to open mid-March

Twin Oaks Playground Structure Front

A well-loved play structure in Twin Oaks Park that had provided thousands of hours of fun and active play to a generation of Rocklin kids has been removed to make way for a new play structure.  The original structure, installed when the park opened in 1993, had reached the end of its useful life and replacement parts were no longer available. 

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Application for Parks, Recreation & Arts Commission Youth Commissioner

The Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission consists of five commissioners and one Youth Commissioner.  The Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission advises and makes recommendations to the City Council on matters regarding the long-term planning, acquisition and/or development of parks, open space and trail systems and on works of art considered for acquisition by the City.

The Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission holds its regular meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. 

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Rocklin Chamber Honors City 

The Rocklin Police Department and Quarry Park were honored by the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce at their annual Business Excellence Awards on January 26.

The Rocklin Police Department was given the “Beyond the Blue Line Community Spirit Award” for their work in building a relationship of confidence and trust within the Rocklin Community.

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Rocklin City Council Approves Adventure Park Concept

The Rocklin City Council unanimously approved an agreement Tuesday night that could lead to the construction of an adventure park in the heart of Old Town Rocklin at the City’s Quarry Park.

Rocklin Adventures, which the concept is currently being called, would utilize the historic Big Gun Quarry and surrounding property to create an adventure park featuring zip lining, rock climbing, ropes courses and other outdoor activities.

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Jill Gayaldo Appointed to Rocklin City Council

The Rocklin City Council has appointed Jill Gayaldo to fill a vacant seat on City Council with a term running through December 2018.

During a special meeting on January 5, the City Council interviewed 13 candidates who applied to fill the open seat. The interview process, including Council discussion and deliberation, was open to the public.

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Chad Butler

Chad Butler Appointed as Rocklin Interim Police Chief

Chad Butler, previously a Police Captain with the City of Rocklin and an officer focused on public safety for more than 20 years, has been appointed as Rocklin’s Interim Police Chief.

Butler succeeds Ron Lawrence, who has accepted a position as Police Chief for the City of Citrus Heights, effective Monday, Oct. 31.

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Rocklin and Sierra College to Host Mini Maker Faire October 1

On Saturday, October 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the City of Rocklin and Sierra College will host the Rocklin Mini Maker Faire & Sierra Celebration on the campus of Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road. The Rocklin Mini Maker Faire is one of just 200 in the nation and the only one licensed in the Sacramento area. This year, in conjunction with the Mini Maker Faire, Sierra College will be holding an open campus day to celebrate its 80th Anniversary and it’s ALL FREE!

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Ken Broadway, Councilmember

Rocklin City Council Appoints New Member

During a special meeting on September 14, the City Council interviewed nineteen candidates who applied to fill the open seat.  The interview process, including Council discussion and deliberation, was open to the public.  

Broadway is also seeking a four-year Rocklin City Council term during the November election.  If elected, he would resign the current two-year appointment (the remainder of Ruslin’s term), and accept the full four-year elected term.

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Apply for Open Position on Board of Appeals

The City of Rocklin encourages residents to apply for positions on City boards and commissions that have vacancies in 2016.

One unscheduled vacancy has occurred on the Board of Appeals for a term covering the period through June 30, 2020. Applicants must be residents of the City of Rocklin, 18 years of age or older, and a registered voter with experience/training pertaining to building construction.

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Candidate Filing Begins July 18

The next General Municipal Election for the City of Rocklin will be held on November 8, 2016, to fill three seats on the Rocklin City Council to serve four-year terms.  The City of Rocklin has no term limits.  City Council candidates must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a registered voter residing within the City limits at the time the Nomination Paper is issued.

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Rocklin/Lincoln Agree to Share Fire Services

After a year-long study of viable Fire Department leadership alternatives, the City Councils in Lincoln and Rocklin both voted last night to enter into a Shared Services Agreement (SSA). The agreement allows Lincoln and Rocklin to share services related to fire administration and fire prevention. 

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City of Rocklin Increases Transparency in Planning Process

In an effort that began in early 2015, the City of Rocklin has continued to investigate methods to increase transparency and expedite public notification in the planning process.

The City already provides more than twice the amount of public notification required by the State of California, and now the City has added an additional tool for the public to see development applications as quickly as possible.

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Managed Grazing Returns to Rocklin

Herds of goats and sheep can be found once again this year grazing in the open space areas of Rocklin. Grazing is a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly way to manage vegetation and help prevent wildfires. 

The City of Rocklin requires property owners to perform vegetation control on vacant parcels and open space areas. Grazing is a long-recognized, sound vegetation management practice that costs significantly less than most other methods. 

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City of Rocklin’s General Obligation Bond Rating is AAA

Fitch Ratings affirmed the City of Rocklin’s AAA General Obligation bond rating and its AA+ Certificates of Participation rating. Fitch also affirmed the City’s “stable” outlook.   The City of Rocklin is one of very few California cities to have the highest possible “AAA” credit rating. 

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Information on Garage Sales in Rocklin

A permit is not required in order to have a garage sale in Rocklin; however, guidelines are in place to maintain the integrity of our community. We trust that you’ll understand the necessity to keep Rocklin clean, uncluttered, and safe through the education and enforcement of the Rocklin Municipal Code.  

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