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2020-2021 Budget Fiscally Sound Despite COVID-19 Challenges

The Rocklin City Council adopted a balanced Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget on Tuesday, June 23, with $76,039,900 listed in operating expenses and $9,156,700 for capital expenses. The budget was prepared during local, state and national efforts to combat COVID-19 with fiscal impacts anticipated to continue through this fiscal year and beyond. Read the full budget here, or view the City of Rocklin Budget At-a-Glance (2020-2021).

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Expanded personal care services may resume in Placer County starting Friday

The California Department of Public Health released guidance on Friday for a number of personal care services. These businesses may resume operations in Placer County as early as June 19 after implementing the guidance, with no further approval needed from the local health officer. The guidance and other supporting materials for businesses are available on the Reopen Placer website.

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Quarry Park Adventures
"We're Open" Business Features

Quarry Park Adventures (QPA) is the Sacramento Region’s one-of-a-kind outdoor aerial adventure experience in what was one of the largest working granite quarries in California. Since reopening with a new operator in April 2019, the park has seen plenty of guests enjoying all eight adventure zones from zip lines and free-fall jumps to tranquil paddle boat rides and a kids’ adventure area. The park is reopened today, June 12, after being closed for nearly three months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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June 9 Council Recap
Youth Sports Still Prohibited by CA, Economic Development Partnership Continues

COVID-19 Youth Sports Discussion

City Manager Steve Rudolph provided a report to City Council on COVID-19 and the status of guidelines from the state and Placer County on reopening businesses and resuming activities.

With organized youth sports still prohibited by the state, the City Council expressed a desire to provide some relief to local leagues by allowing them to conduct day camps, some of which are allowed under health guidelines.

However, Placer County on Thursday provided clarification to the City that youth sports day camps are still prohibited by the state. The City will adhere to the clarified guidelines and await further updates on youth sports activities before reopening fields for organized sports use.

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Rocklin Statement on Racial Injustice

The City of Rocklin stands against racial injustice.

We believe everyone has the right to life, liberty and a fair chance to pursue their American Dream without fear of violence and persecution.

We support peaceful protests and empathize with expressions of sadness, anger and frustration over the needless death of George Floyd and all victims of racially based violence and discrimination.

Equality, respect and inclusion are foundations of Rocklin values and we are committed to continuing to implement them in all that we do.

Thank you,

Greg Janda
Mayor of Rocklin

Chad Butler
Rocklin Police Chief

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Impact Axe
"We're Open" Business Features

Photo of Impact Axe and Owner Kristi Torrington.

Impact Axe provides a fun indoor activity for family and friends to get together in a safe environment. The business opened early this February, and shut its doors in mid-March after being open for less than six weeks.

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Dogtopia
We're Open Business Features

Dogtopia of Rocklin offers daycare, overnight boarding, and spa and grooming services for dogs. Since opening in Rocklin last July, the business gained plenty of pet parents that use them for daycare while at work or for overnight boarding when going on vacations. When the coronavirus hit, people began working from home and cancelled their vacations. Dogtopia closed for two months from March 19 to May 19 and lost all of its regular vacation-based boarding, though boarding is expected to bounce back as people begin to travel again.

Article By Alyssa Adams

Brenna Rowe Hired as Rocklin HR Director

The City of Rocklin welcomes Brenna Rowe as the City’s new Human Resources Director. Rowe stepped into her latest role on May 18, bringing with her outstanding experience across private, educational, and municipal arenas.

“I was impressed with the professionalism of the City of Rocklin and how it is recognized regionally as a city of excellence. I want to help deliver that excellence both internally to employees and externally to residents,” Rowe said.

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City launches “Come in Rocklin, we’re open!” campaign, encourages residents to shop local

Placer County is moving safely through the state guidelines for reopening procedures, with restaurants, retail establishments, barbershops, and hair salons reopening to the public.

The City of Rocklin understands this is a difficult time for local businesses and encourages residents to show their support by shopping and dining locally with the new “Come in Rocklin, we’re open!” campaign. The campaign will provide Rocklin businesses with tools to notify patrons of their reopening and new safety protocols. It also stresses that shopping local is paramount to reestablishing the City’s thriving economy, maintaining jobs, and supporting vital city and public services.

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Public Safety Update from Rocklin PD

The Rocklin Police Department hears your concerns over the current situation that is facing our community and others across our state and nation.  We want you to know we are continually working with our federal, state and regional partners, diligently monitoring any potential threats and taking steps necessary to ensure we are prepared to respond.  

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Coronavirus Crisis Doubles Need for Meals on Wheels Volunteers

The COVID-19 crisis has shone a spotlight on just how quickly people can find themselves without food. Applications for meal delivery from Seniors First, Placer County’s only senior-focused service organization and provider of Meals on Wheels, have more than doubled in recent weeks.

Over 400 clients are served in Placer County per day through Meals on Wheels. Many of Seniors First’s volunteer delivery drivers, some seniors themselves, have been sidelined due to COVID restrictions which has dramatically increased the need for additional volunteers.

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Council Meeting Recap: May 26

Urgency Ordinance to Extend Land Use Entitlements

COVID-19 has presented major challenges to all aspects of business, and land development is no exception. On May 26, City Council unanimously approved an ordinance granting a one year time extension for certain land use entitlements.

The extension provides a layer of protection to landowners, developers, and the local economy in general, from additional potential losses by preserving development opportunities.

Article By Alyssa Adams

Mental Health Month: Connecting with and Supporting Others

It’s the final week of Mental Health Awareness Month, and the City of Rocklin wraps up by sharing tips from the organization Mental Health America to connect with others, virtually.

People help to enrich our lives and get us through tough times. Sometimes they know exactly how to support us, and other times, the next best step doesn’t come naturally. Here are some ways to connect with others and help those struggling with tough times.

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Rocklin Reopening City Offices on Tuesday, May 26

City of Rocklin offices will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 26, in compliance with the State of California’s Resilience Roadmap allowing office functions to resume where telework is not possible.

The City has implemented key prevention practices recommended by public health authorities to reopen safely and responsibly, including, but not limited to:

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Keep Rocklin Running
Code Enforcement

Senior Code Enforcement Officer Ryan Taylor is helping keep Rocklin communities safe and up to code by continuing to inspect and investigate code violation reports through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Council Meeting Recap: May 12

The Rocklin City Council meeting on May 12 was held in the Rocklin Event Center to better allow for in-person public comment while still adhering to social distancing requirements.

COVID-19 Business Re-opening Information and Support