The City Council enacts laws and legislative policy and the City Manager, acting as the administrative head of City government, supervises operations and enforces the laws and policies as adopted by the Council.
The City of Rocklin encourages citizen participation through involvement on committees and commissions and conducts extensive outreach efforts to be sure that every resident who wants to be heard has a voice.
The City Council has established Boards and Commissions to review City programs, projects, and community issues. These Boards and Commissions provide greater community participation and input into local government and facilitate informed decisions by the City Council.
The City of Rocklin City Council consists of five members elected at large alternately at the general election in November of even-numbered years to serve a four-year term. Councilmembers do not have term limits. The Mayor and Vice Mayor are elected by the City Council each November, usually for a one-year term.
The City of Rocklin City Council, as well as City boards and commissions, are sometimes required by state law and/or municipal code to hold public hearings.
Although a public hearing is also a public meeting, or occurs in the context of a public meeting, the main purpose of most public hearings is to obtain public testimony or comment. A public hearing may occur as part of a regular or special meeting, or it may be the sole purpose of a special meeting, with no other matters addressed.
There is generally a 10-day noticing period for public hearings.
The City of Rocklin strives to operate in a manner that is both transparent and accountable to the public. Being transparent is much more than just opening the financial books to residents who have an interest, it is a state of operating where information is in the open and easy to find. This page serves as both an overview of how government works in Rocklin, and as a one-stop-shop with access to topics we know our citizens are looking for. The City of Rocklin hopes you find this transparency page both informative and helpful.