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Patterson Resigns from Rocklin City Council

Councilmember Joe Patterson has resigned from his position on the Rocklin City Council, effective June 30, 2022.

The unscheduled vacancy created on the Rocklin City Council is for a seat with a term of office expiring in December 2024.

“Rocklin is such a beautiful and historic city that has been led by dynamic leaders for generations while laying the groundwork for our thriving community,” Patterson wrote in his resignation letter. “Serving on the City Council with this backdrop has been one of the greatest honors of my life.”


ARPA Programs Approved to Support Businesses, Students, and Nonprofits

The City of Rocklin has committed more $2.85 million in Federal American Rescue Plan Act funds for community support programs to assist Rocklin residents, businesses and non-profits in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

On June 28, the Rocklin City Council authorized staff to enter into agreements with local organizations to provide more than $2 million to support career and technical education, student mental health, small businesses, non-profits and entrepreneurship.


Leading Life-Science Company CPC Scientific Locates U.S. Manufacturing in Rocklin

Rocklin, Calif. – CPC Scientific Inc., a leading global synthetic peptide production company that helps bring life changing therapeutics and diagnostics to market, has chosen Rocklin, CA, as the location of its new U.S.-based manufacturing site. The company will initially bring with them up to 50 high-quality life-science and manufacturing jobs.


State of the City 2022 Highlights Economic Development and Business Growth

The Rocklin Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2022 State of the City breakfast at the Rocklin Event Center on June 23.

The morning was highlighted by Mayor Bill Halldin’s State of the City Address, where he covered key topics including ways the City will use its American Rescue Plan Act funds to support economic recovery from COVID-19; new businesses operating now or planned to open, major development projects across the City and more. 


Terracina at Whitney Ranch to Offer Affordable Rents to Working Families
Construction Underway at University Ave. and Wildcat Blvd.

Rendering of Apartment Buildings for Terracina at Whitney Ranch

USA Properties has started construction on Terracina at Whitney Ranch, an affordable apartment community in Rocklin. Located between University Avenue and Wildcat Boulevard, the project will provide affordable one-to three-bedroom apartments to residents, from early-in-their career teachers and hard-working couples with children saving for their first home, to retirees living on a fixed-income.

The Rocklin City Council approved the residential project in August 2021.


June 14 City Council Meeting Recap
Monument Springs Bridge Decision, Mosquito Update, Sierra College/PD Partnership

City Council Meeting Recap Graphic showing a Granite Lake Estates map on the right and a mosquito vector control graphic on the left.

Monument Springs Bridge and Granite Lake Estates Decision

City Council approved modifications to the Granite Lake Estates residential project approval conditions, ensuring that no more homes will be built as part of this development prior to the completion of the Monument Springs bridge and roadway improvements.

Current residents had expressed concerns that without the bridge and roadway updates, traffic along the current roads could not be accommodated safely.


Take Note Troupe Delivers Rousing Shakespeare In The Park Performances
See photos and video recap

Last week, Take Note Troupe took the stage at Quarry Park Amphitheater for multiple live performances of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The cast powered through warm weather with outstanding comedic and dramatic performances and had a great crowd to cheer them on. The shaved ice truck was present to cool everyone down and even pets joined the evening’s festivities. 


What is RHNA and how does it affect Rocklin?
City Corner Series

City Corner series graphic, featuring an image of a subdivision under construction with the series logo in white, reading "City Corner: Regional Housing Needs Allocation"

The Regional Housing Needs Allocation, or RHNA, is a report that assesses housing needs for each region of California. Using demographic population information, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) calculates the housing needs across the state and works with local councils of government to determine how many new housing units must be planned in each region to meet growth of households in all income levels. This process is repeated every eight years.


City Council Meeting Recap – May 24
PCTPA Report, Development Impact Fee Study

A visual summary of the latest council meeting, showing on one side a woman dropping off a ballot (with the headline "Item 21 – Procedures to Fill Potential Council Vacancies"), and on the other side a view of cars on a freeway with the headline "PCTPA Provides Update on Potential Transportation Funding Measure"

Item 20 – PCTPA Provides Update on Potential Transportation Funding Measure

Mike Luken, Executive Director of Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA), provided an update to City Council on the need, status and outreach planned for a potential 2024 South County Transportation Sales Tax Measure to fund transportation infrastructure in the region.


Online Residential Permit Guide Now Available

City of Rocklin constituents planning a residential construction project now have access to an online permit guide to assist with the City’s permitting process.

The easy-to-use tool can be found at and includes a step-by-step outline of the process that will be needed to obtain the correct building permit.

Topics covered include everything from bath and kitchen remodels, to home additions, to building an entire single-family residence.

.JPG File of Roundabout Frequently Asked Questions Sheet

Rocklin Rd. and Pacific St. Roundabout Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the total projected cost of the project and how is it funded?

The project is 100% funded by the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Federal Grant, awarded to construction contractor George Reed for$4.46 million. No local funds are being used.

2. When will construction be complete?

The contractor has 180 working days to complete the project. With the official start on April 18, 2022, the project is scheduled to be completed by Jan. 5, 2023.


‘City Corner’ to Highlight Policy and Legislation

City Corner Graphic focused on the Ca Housing Accountability Act housing construction in background

Understanding new legislation and how the rules and regulations of local, state and federal government affect your daily life can be complicated and time consuming.

What recent laws are affecting how housing is being planned in your neighborhood? What is the process potential development projects must go through before being approved and built? How is zoning and land use evolving to meet the needs of today’s businesses and residents?

Illegal garage sale sign

Information on Garage Sales and Signs in Rocklin

The season for garage sales is approaching but before putting out those 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 the community. We trust that residents understand the necessity to keep Rocklin clean, uncluttered, and safe through the education and enforcement of the Rocklin Municipal Code. 


Summer Civic Career Program

A City of Rocklin inspector goes over construction plans with students.

The City of Rocklin opens its doors again to students from Rocklin high schools with the annual Summer Civic Career Program (SCCP), in partnership with Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) and the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation (REEF).

The SCCP is an intense, two-week program that embeds students directly into the day-to-day life of working for local government. The experience provides seniors insight into careers in municipal government, as well as an appreciation for the work done by the City to sustain the local community.

Article By Alyssa Mielke, City of Rocklin
Goats and sheep in a field conducting managed grazing

Managed Grazing Reduces Fire Hazards, Benefits the Environment

Image showing an infographic of Rocklin managed grazing facts.

Rocklin residents with property near City-managed open spaces may have seen, or heard, approximately 1,000 four-legged visitors in the land just over their backyard fence. The goats and sheep are baaaack!

The City of Rocklin uses the animals as a cost-effective and eco-friendly way to reduce potential fire fuels in open space preserves and help keep adjacent property safe.