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Rocklin Strategic Plan - Adopted Jan 2019

Thank you for your interest in the City of Rocklin’s Strategic Plan.

City leadership is dedicated to providing Rocklin residents with an exceptional quality of life, while maintaining our small-town sense of community. As the chief executive officer of the City, I supervise operations, direct departments and services, and enforce the laws and policies as adopted by the City Council. To help us prudently manage resources and serve the people of Rocklin, the City Council and staff recently updated the City’s strategic plan that guides department operations and projects.

We invite you to review our latest strategic plan, which focuses on five headline goals:

  1. Maintain and Enhance Rocklin’s Physical Environment - The City's physical infrastructure meets best-practice standards and represents prudent fiscal management.
  2. Ensure a Safe and Secure Community - Rocklin is a safe and secure community in which to live, recreate, raise a family and operate a business.
  3. Promote Economic Vitality - Opportunities in Rocklin result in a healthy economy.
  4. Promote a Sustainable Community - Strong neighborhoods require a sufficient mix of housing options, responsive police and fire services, and attention to Rocklin's quality of life.
  5. Enhanced and Informative City Communications - As a City that works for its residents, our communication must be helpful to those who live, work and visit Rocklin.

Our strategic plan is a “living document” with action plans for each department. It serves as our guide and will be reviewed on a regular basis with City Council. We invite you to stay up to date by engaging in City communications to receive updates, and to attend or review our City Council meetings. More information about City meetings can be found at: https://www.rocklin.ca.us/city-council-agenda-and-minutes.

On behalf of the City and all Rocklin staff, it is a privilege to strive each day to provide the highest level of service to residents and businesses. Thank you for contributing to the vitality of Rocklin by living, working, and recreating in our community and together we will continue to create the environment necessary for sustained prosperity and growth.

Steve Rudolph, City Manager

Rocklin Strategic Plan - Adopted Jan 2019

Thank you for your interest in the City of Rocklin’s Strategic Plan.

City leadership is dedicated to providing Rocklin residents with an exceptional quality of life, while maintaining our small-town sense of community. As the chief executive officer of the City, I supervise operations, direct departments and services, and enforce the laws and policies as adopted by the City Council. To help us prudently manage resources and serve the people of Rocklin, the City Council and staff recently updated the City’s strategic plan that guides department operations and projects.

We invite you to review our latest strategic plan, which focuses on five headline goals:

  1. Maintain and Enhance Rocklin’s Physical Environment – The City’s physical infrastructure meets best-practice standards and represents prudent fiscal management.
  2. Ensure a Safe and Secure Community – Rocklin is a safe and secure community in which to live, recreate, raise a family and operate a business.
  3. Promote Economic Vitality - Opportunities in Rocklin result in a healthy economy.
  4. Promote a Sustainable Community - Strong neighborhoods require a sufficient mix of housing options, responsive police and fire services, and attention to Rocklin’s quality of life.
  5. Enhanced and Informative City Communications - As a City that works for its residents, our communication must be helpful to those who live, work and visit Rocklin.

Our strategic plan is a “living document” with action plans for each department. It serves as our guide and will be reviewed on a regular basis with City Council. We invite you to stay up to date by engaging in City communications to receive updates, and to attend or review our City Council meetings. More information about City meetings can be found at: https://www.rocklin.ca.us/city-council-agenda-and-minutes.

On behalf of the City and all Rocklin staff, it is a privilege to strive each day to provide the highest level of service to residents and businesses. Thank you for contributing to the vitality of Rocklin by living, working, and recreating in our community and together we will continue to create the environment necessary for sustained prosperity and growth.

Steve Rudolph, City Manager

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Summer Program Provides Career Insight to Local Students

Summer Civic Career Program Students

High school students today often don’t have professional experience to draw from when looking forward to college and choosing a career path. The City of Rocklin, in partnership with the Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) and the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation (REEF), facilitates the Summer Civic Career Program each year to provide approximately 10 students a two-week crash course in working for local government.

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Be alert and be rattlesnake safe

The City of Rocklin contains more than 585 acres of parkland and more than 700 acres of publicly maintained open space. The integration of green spaces into the community is often cited as one of Rocklin’s most appealing aspects, offering residents ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and providing habitat for wildlife.

While most local creatures don’t pose a threat to people, the City of Rocklin would like to remind everyone that venomous rattlesnakes are part of California’s ecosystem, and Rocklin is no exception.

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The Rocklin Police Department Awarded Grant to Combat Illegal Tobacco Use

The City of Rocklin was recently awarded State grant funding in the amount of $200,680 from the California Department of Justice.

The purpose of the grant is to assist law enforcement in combating the illegal sale of cigarettes, vapor inhalation devices and other tobacco related products to minors.

Funding for this grant is made possible as a result of Proposition 56, the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016, which raised the cigarette tax by $2 per pack. 

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Fire Prevention Always a Priority

The summer season begins this month and the City of Rocklin wants to remind everyone that a proactive approach to fire prevention is important to keeping the community safe.

The Rocklin Fire Department Community Risk Reduction Division works daily with residents, contractors, and commercial property owners to provide guidance, approve plans, inspect projects, and ensure a fire-safe environment for patrons and employees of businesses.

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Rocklin Spraygrounds open May 14 - Oct 15

Water Spraygrounds

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 14 through Oct. 15 from 10am to 7:30pm, 7 days a week.

For more information, contact:
Parks & Recreation
916-625-5200

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Rick Horst

Rocklin City Manager Announces Resignation, Effective June 22

Rocklin City Manager Rick Horst has announced his resignation from his post effective Friday, June 22. Horst has accepted a position as City Manager for the City of Maricopa, Arizona.

Horst was appointed as Rocklin’s City Manager in 2011, and has more than 23 years of experience in the position. Prior to his work in Rocklin, Horst served as City Manager for the Cities of Ocala, Florida; South Jordan, Utah; and three others cities in Florida and Utah.

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Rocklin Police Department Unveils 125th Anniversary Badge

The Rocklin Police Department’s is celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the City of Rocklin with a commemorative badge that represents a melding of new and old.

The outer portion of the badge is a gold colored seven point star, with a silver colored circle and five point star in the middle. The five point star is reminiscent of the Sam Renaldi commemorative badge of 2014 and symbolizes the first Marshal of Rocklin.

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Quarry Park is Prepped and Ready for the 2018 Concert Series!

The Platinum Living Amphitheater at Quarry Park has excited crowds since its opening in 2016 by hosting star-powered national acts in addition to up-and-coming local bands. Now entering its third season, the summer concert series continues to evolve, bringing a variety of talent and sounds to Rocklin.

“We wanted to have a well-rounded season that touches on different musical styles,” says Dana Moret, Production Coordinator for the City of Rocklin. “It’s something the community has been asking for so you’ll see a little bit of everything at Quarry Park this year.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

Potential RHNA Sites - Council Study Session Presentation 9-29-2017
 

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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.

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Rocklin Water Spraygrounds
Open May 14th at Whitney Park & Kathy Lund Park

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 14 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

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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.

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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.