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City News and Press Releases

View the latest Rocklin news and access PDFs of City press releases. 

View the latest Rocklin news and access PDFs of City press releases. 

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Transit Meetings
Is the existing transit system meeting your needs?

The City of Rocklin via the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) is providing opportunities for your input on whether the existing transit system is meeting your needs.

Each year, usually in October, the PCTPA solicits testimony on Transit Needs that may exist in Placer County including all the incorporated Cities within the County.

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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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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 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

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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.

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Rocklin Cleanup Day 2017

Rocklin residents are invited to drop-off household waste, including e-waste, at designated locations throughout Rocklin for the City’s cleanup day on Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A pick-up service is offered to Rocklin residents with special needs. Residents are encouraged to call the Parks and Recreation office for more information or to schedule a pick-up.

The deadline to request a pick up is 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 20.

Items that will not be accepted include:

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Rocklin Police Department Reaccredited by International Organization

The Rocklin Police Department recently obtained reaccreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Accreditation with CALEA voluntarily demonstrates the Rocklin Police Department’s commitment to excellence in law enforcement through comprehensive written directives, professional standards, and best-practices.

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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.

General information
City of Rocklin

Rocklin Clean-Up Day

Rocklin Clean-Up Day will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017. During Rocklin Clean-Up Day items will be collected that normal trash collections will not take, including electronic waste. A pick-up service will be offered to elderly or disabled Rocklin residents. Call Parks and Recreation at 916-625-5200 to make arrangements.

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Rocklin Chamber Honors City 

The Rocklin Police Department and Quarry Park were honored by the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce at their annual Business Excellence Awards on January 26.

The Rocklin Police Department was given the “Beyond the Blue Line Community Spirit Award” for their work in building a relationship of confidence and trust within the Rocklin Community.

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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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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.