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State of the City

The Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City was held Friday, March 9, at Sierra College.

Always a popular event, the State of the City is an opportunity to hear first-hand about recent updates, future plans and continuing projects within the City of Rocklin in an address from City Manager Rick Horst.


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. 


New Abandoned Shopping Cart Ordinance 

Abandoned Shopping Carts

Abandoned shopping carts become a public nuisance when they are left in the public right-of-way, posing safety threats to motorists and pedestrians. They are also a visually blighting influence on the community when left at bus stops and in parkways, landscaped medians and storm water retention basins.


Rocklin honors local organizations with Business Legacy Awards

The City of Rocklin honored the Ruhkala Granite and Marble Company, Inc. and Sierra College with 125th Anniversary Business Legacy Awards on January 18.

The Business Legacy Awards were created as part of Rocklin’s year-long 125th anniversary celebration and honor local organizations that have made significant contributions to the success of the City’s economy in the past and present, as well as affecting the future.


City of Rocklin Completes Purchase of Former Golf Club Land

The City of Rocklin has completed the purchase of approximately 184 acres of land that was previously the site of the Rocklin Golf Club.

While the city has taken possession of the property, it is important for the safety of residents and surrounding neighbors that a careful planning process occurs before public access, whole or in part, is allowed. One of the first tasks will be for the city to identify and mitigate any safety threats on the land before public access occurs.


Rocklin Firefighters Save Homes from Fire Burning Backyard Sheds

The Rocklin Fire Department responded to a fire on Sunday, Oct. 1 to find flames engulfing sheds and garbage cans on either side of a common fence between two homes. When the first engines arrived, the fire filled the space between the homes with flames contacting the walls and roof of each.

Aggressive, professional action from Rocklin Fire, with assistance from the Lincoln Fire Department, Roseville Fire Department and Cal Fire, kept the fire from causing major damage to either home.


Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Mandate

The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) establishes the total number of housing units that each city and county must plan for within an eight-year planning period.

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Regional Housing Needs Plan (RHNP), officially assigns the allocations to cities and counties in the six-county Sacramento region. The current RHNP covers the planning period from January 1, 2013 to October 31, 2021. The allocation is based on the SACOG region’s projected housing needs over the planning period. 

The state-mandated RHNA process (Government Code Sections 65580 et seq.) requires SACOG to develop a methodology that determines how to divide and allocate an overall allocation that the region receives from the state. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) determined that the total regional housing need in the SACOG area for this planning period is 104,970 housing units. The RHNA methodology distributed these units to each city and county within El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties, including the Tahoe Basin of El Dorado and Placer counties.

RHNA Presentation - September 2017
Potential RHNA Sites - Council Study Session Presentation 9-29-2017
SB 35 Summary


Junior Police Academy Helps Rocklin Police Connect with Community

A fist pump and an exclamation of “yes!” was how one morning classroom session of the Rocklin Junior Police Academy (JPA) ended in late July.
After attentively listening to the Rocklin Police protocols on conducting regular and high risk traffic stops in a board room, the group was excited to conduct mock stops using stationary police and city vehicles in the parking lot.


Be Smoke Free
In Rocklin City Parks

An ordinance fully prohibiting smoking in all city parks, recreation areas and city owned property will become effective on July 13, 2017.  The no-smoking restriction includes electronic cigarettes and vaping devices.


Rocklin Water Spraygrounds Now Open

Water Park Spraygrounds. Cool fun for kids.

There’s nothing better to beat the heat than to play in the spray!

Water spraygrounds are located at Kathy Lund Park (6101 West Oaks Blvd.) and Whitney Park (1801 Whitney Ranch Pkwy.). They will open May 15 through Oct. 15 from 10am to 7:30pm, 7 days a week.

For more information, please reach out to Parks & Recreation at 916-625-5200


U.S. Honor Flag Raised in Rocklin to Honor Heroes

The U.S. National Honor Flag was raised at the Rocklin Police Station on Monday, May 1, to honor Rocklin police officers, firefighters, first responders and military personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty and those who currently serve our communities and nation.

Rocklin City Manager Rick Horst, The Rocklin Police Department and the Rocklin Fire Department participated in the ceremony with The Honor Network President and Co-Founder Chris Heisler.


Rocklin City Council Declares Support for Big Day of Giving

The Rocklin City Council encourages all Rocklin citizens to support of the Big Day of Giving by donating to a local non-profit close to their heart on Thursday May 4, 2017.

Close to 600 nonprofits throughout the region will participate in the BIG Day of Giving, 100 of which are located in Placer County and serve City of Rocklin residents.

Three leaders of hardworking non-profits making an impact and providing a sense of pride in the community were in attendance at the April 25 Council meeting, where the Council passed a resolution of support.


Upgraded Streetlights Installed in Rocklin

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