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Firework Safety 2024
Only "Safe & Sane" Fireworks Permitted In Rocklin

As we approach Independence Day, it is important for residents to stay informed of enforced regulations concerning the purchase and igniting of fireworks within city limits. 

The City of Rocklin has adopted a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding Illegal Fireworks.  Only “Safe & Sane” fireworks are legal in California and may be sold within the city limits by non-profit organizations that meet specific criteria.

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Road Closure on Park Drive
June 18 - 20 and June 24 - 27

The City’s Engineering Division has a paving contractor performing pavement rehabilitation on Park Drive between Stanford Ranch and Bay Street on June 18 – 20 and June 24 – 27.

This construction activity will result in Park Drive having a FULL ROAD closure. Details are as follows:

Dates of Work:

  • Tuesday, June 18 through Thursday, June 20
  • Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27

Hours of Work: 9 PM to 5 AM 

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June 11 Rocklin City Council Recap

Placer Mosquito & Vector Control District Annual Update

Meagan Luevano, Public Information Officer with the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District, presented City Council with an annual update on initiatives, projects and information on mosquito activity in the area.

This organization aims to effectively manage the risks from vectors and vector-borne disease in Placer County to protect public health.

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Fitch Upgrades City of Rocklin’s Bond Rating to ‘AAA’

The City of Rocklin is pleased to announce that the bond rating agency, Fitch, has improved Rocklin’s rating from ‘AA+’ to ‘AAA’. Fitch is an independent bond rating agency that evaluates our budgets, financial statements, operating performance, debt profile, economic drivers, and long-term liabilities to rate our debt and ability to repay investors.

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May 28 Rocklin City Council Recap

Leadership Rocklin 2023-24 Graduates Honored

City Council received a special presentation regarding the graduating class of Leadership Rocklin 2023-24.

Leadership Rocklin is a program run by the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce that aims to develop leadership skills, community knowledge, and relationships. The program also encourages participants to give back to the community. 

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May 14 Rocklin City Council Recap

Proclamation Recognizing National Police Week

Mayor Janda Presented Rocklin Police Chief Rustin Banks with a proclamation recognizing May 12-18 as National Police Week and May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day.

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Five Star – Mission Hills Paving Project

The Five Star – Mission Hills Paving Project is expected to begin work May 2024. McGuire and Hester (The City’s contractor), and the City of Rocklin will do everything possible to minimize inconveniences during this construction activity.  

Rocklin residents within the impacted area will be receiving door hangers with information regarding the pavement rehabilitation project.

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Rocklin Ranked One Of The Safest Cities In California

Rocklin has been named the ninth safest city in California by SafeWise, a leading safety firm specializing in home security advice and services.

Last month, SafeWise published its 10th annual Safest Cities report, which is conducted by using FBI crime statistics and population data. SafeWise determined that Rocklin boasts a rate of fewer than 1.1 violent crimes and 13 property crimes per 1,000 residents – figures far below the state and national rates.

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April 23 Rocklin City Council Recap
Whitney Ranch Retail Project; Weed Abatement; Ruhkala Awards

Whitney Ranch Retail Project

City of Rocklin Senior Planner Nathan Anderson presented City Council with details regarding the development of a Whitney Ranch Retail Center.

This project is proposing to construct a commercial shopping center consisting of ten buildings, totaling approximately 95,000 square feet. The center will be anchored by an approximately 44,000 square foot Nugget Market, which will be the first large grocery store in the Whitney Ranch area. 

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2024 Ruhkala Community Service Awards Honorees

The Rocklin City Council held a special presentation for the 2024 Ruhkala Community Service Award Winners at the April 23 City Council meeting and honored them with an awards reception.

Honorees include:

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Rocklin Welcomes new Parks & Recreation Director

Parks & Recreation Director Veronica Tracy 

The City of Rocklin has announced an important selection of Veronica Tracy as its next Parks & Recreation Director, effective April 8. This selection fills a post that has been vacant since September 2023.

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Run Rocklin Course Routes

Updated course routes have been completed for the upcoming Run Rocklin race on Sunday, April 14. These routes have been designed to keep runners safe and avoid heavy traffic and construction zones. 

You can find the half marathon and 10k routes, below.

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March 26 Rocklin City Council Recap
Police Department Annual Report; GSEC Provides Highlights of Germany Economic Development Trip

2023 Rocklin Police Department Annual Report

Rocklin Police Chief Rustin Banks and Crime Analyst Shawn Baird formally presented the 2023 Rocklin Police Department Annual Report to City Council Tuesday night.

The 2023 report features statistics on crime, law enforcement tools, and response times in the Rocklin area and shines a light on the variety of work done by the different units and divisions of the police department.

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Evenings in the Park – October
Quarry Park

Step into the rhythm of community spirit at Evenings in the Park – where the parks come alive with music, laughter, and boundless joy! Get ready for an unforgettable evening under the open sky, filled with the pulse of local talent, enticing aromas from food trucks, and the vibrant energy of artisan vendors showcasing their finest crafts.

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Evenings in the Park – JULY
Johnson-Springview Park

Step into the rhythm of community spirit at Evenings in the Park – where the parks come alive with music, laughter, and boundless joy! Get ready for an unforgettable evening under the open sky, filled with the pulse of local talent, enticing aromas from food trucks, and the vibrant energy of artisan vendors showcasing their finest crafts.

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March 12 Rocklin City Council Recap
Fire Dept. Annual Report; Ruhkala Awards; Community Development Block Grant

2023 Rocklin Fire Department Annual Report

Rocklin Deputy Fire Chief Reginald Williams presented the Rocklin Fire Department’s 2023 annual report to the City Council Tuesday night. 

Williams outlined data on the number and type of calls to each station, response times and heat maps showing the locations of fire and emergency medical service (EMS) calls among other important trends.