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Stories of interest to businesses and residents are shared in the Business and Development Newsletter, which is emailed monthly to subscribers. Sign up to receive your monthly edition here

Stories of interest to businesses and residents are shared in the Business and Development Newsletter, which is emailed monthly to subscribers. Sign up to receive your monthly edition here

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Wealth of Information Offered by City GIS Online Maps

The term Geographic Information Systems may sound complicated to many people, like a mixture geography and information technology classes hazily recalled from long-ago college days.

While the practice and implementation does require knowledge and skill from both sciences, using the end product boils down to simply viewing useful information displayed by online maps.

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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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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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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.

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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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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

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Information on Garage Sales and Signs in Rocklin

The weather is once again right for garage sales but before putting out those little treasures for browsing, the City encourages residents to know the rules.

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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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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New Website Helps Rocklin Connect with Community

The City of Rocklin strives to provide the best public services possible for residents and communication is always an important factor in determining success.

Connecting with neighborhoods, the business community, and individual citizens facilitates the formation of partnerships and promotes the ability to address concerns before problems arise.

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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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Sierra College, Hacker Lab,  SME Sacramento to Offer Manufacturing Advice

Interested in product design review? Need to make a prototype using 3-D printing? Looking for a local manufacturer for your product? You’re in luck. 

Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and Hacker Lab have partnered with SME Sacramento to offer design for manufacturing advice along with access and introductions to local manufacturing resources. The office hours will be staffed by volunteers from the local SME chapter with experience in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, and product life cycle development.