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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. 

Article By Alyssa Mielke

New Homes and Businesses Approved for Old K-Mart Site

The long-vacant former K-Mart property at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Pacific St. will undergo an extreme makeover after City Council, on Oct. 8, unanimously approved plans for development of a mix of residential and commercial buildings.

St. Anton Communities, the developer of the project, will transform the 15.4-acre lot with 180 income-restricted workforce housing apartments, 40 single-family homes, and two commercial structures.


Take Rocklin and Roseville’s Community Needs Survey

The Cities of Roseville and Rocklin and the Roseville Housing Authority are conducting a survey to better understand the housing and services needs of our communities.

The results of this survey will help guide future use of City and federal grant funding for services, housing, and community programs and improvements.

Take this brief survey through October 31, 2019 by clicking on the links below:

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Rocklin Open House/Workshop on Housing and Community Needs
Tuesday, Oct. 29

The City of Rocklin is developing its 2020–2024 Consolidated Plan for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs.

Help the City set priorities around affordable housing, public improvements, and community services!

Join us on Tuesday, October 29, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Springview Hall in the Community Center at 5480 5th Street, Rocklin, CA 95677.

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New Model Looks to Future of Rocklin Finances

Fiscal sustainability is a key element of every decision made by the City of Rocklin.

As part of detailed planning, staff from Rocklin’s finance department shared a budget analysis at the Oct. 8 City Council meeting that provides valuable insight into how the City should be managed to stay fiscally sound over the next five years.


Smoother Roads Greet Fall Commuters After Summer Construction Season

With 570 lane miles and a growing population, maintaining the streets of Rocklin is a year-round responsibility, with major road construction projects taking place all around the city. Families returning to daily school and work commutes this fall will appreciate improved traffic flow and a smoother ride thanks to completed street projects.

News Alyssa Mielke

Council Discusses State RHNA Requirements

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Rocklin City Council discussed a recommendation from staff to adopt a resolution of intent to place up to 203.90 acres of land in the City of Rocklin under consideration to be added to the City’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Available Sites Inventory. This would include subsequent General Plan amendments and rezoning of the identified parcels to High Density Residential or Mixed Use.

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Quarry Park Amphitheater Is a Little More Green

After four seasons of incredible concerts, the recent addition of a permanent green room behind the Platinum Living Amphitheater (PLA) at Quarry Park allows for more and even better events.

The new green room— which is actually painted red to match current theme—features two bathrooms, three private rooms, and a sitting room that binds it all together. The layout enables multiple acts to have private space, leading to more relaxed talent and an improved experience for guests.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Code Enforcement Cares: Volunteers Clean Up Local Property

Uninhabitable: That was what a local property was deemed by the Rocklin Building Department after a recent fire. On top of that, City Code Enforcement staff was obligated to file a number of violations after seeing preexisting junk and debris that covered the rear yard. Maybe the most concerning aspect of the situation was that the property owners did not have the resources to address the problems and needed help.

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Accessibility and Utility Upgrades at Johnson-Springview Park

Johnson-Springview Park was recently upgraded to better serve residents who frequently use the park and its facilities, and more improvements are underway. Ten new handicap spaces in the parking lot were completed in June after the need for additional ADA parking was identified. Every new space allows for senior and disabled residents to better access Johnson-Springview and its facilities.


West Trails at Sunset Whitney Rec Area Now Open

More than 150 Rocklin residents kicked off their Labor Day weekend on Aug. 30 by being part of the first group to officially walk the newly opened West Trails at the Sunset Whitney Recreation Area.

The West Trails offer 2.7 miles of paths, ranging from the parking lot and main trail access at 4201 Midas Avenue to secondary trail access points at Whitney Blvd. and at Sunset Blvd.

The special opening ceremony included remarks from Rocklin City leaders and volunteers, a ribbon cutting and the inaugural walk.

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Woofstock 2019 Gallery

The 13th annual Woofstock, a free event for dogs and their owners, raised money for local canine rescue groups and the Rocklin dog park on August 25, 2019. The fun included wiener dog races, a costume parade, live music, art projects, food trucks, and more! Dog-themed vendors were a-plenty, and a free rattlesnake avoidance training clinic by Get Rattled ensured that all dogs stay safe this season. Check out the photos of this year’s entertainment!

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Aug 13 Council Meeting Recap
New Rules Coming for Short-Term Rentals and Strategic Plan Updates

Short-Term Rental Regulations Designed for Accountability

Owners who list Rocklin properties for short-term rent on sites like Airbnb and VRBO will soon need to comply with new regulations approved by City Council on August 13.

The new ordinance requires people listing short-term rentals in Rocklin to obtain a permit from the City and sets ground rules for operation, which include:

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National Night Out Brings Community Together

On Tuesday, August 6, 40 Rocklin employees and volunteers, including the entire City Council, City Manager, and Fire Chief, visited neighborhoods across the City for National Night Out. 

Rocklin staff and volunteers were split into 10 teams and able to reach groups across town. Kids climbed in and over police vehicles to get a closer look, while everyone took the opportunity to get to know each other on a more personal level. 

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‘Get a Job!’ Rocklin Summer Programs Show Students The Civic Life

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question kids are asked from an early age.

As dreams of becoming an astronaut or the President of the United States start to fall away, many young people are unsure of what career path they may pursue as they move through middle and high school.

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3rd St at Sunset Blvd Reopens to Traffic

3rd Street at Sunset Blvd reopened to traffic on Thursday, July 25, four days ahead of schedule.

Site cleanup and demobilization continue, with striping in the extended left turn lane on Sunset to 3rd to be finalized the week of July 29.

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Roundabout at Rocklin and Pacific Takes Steps Forward

On Tuesday, July 9, the Rocklin City Council approved two resolutions related to the traffic roundabout planned at the current intersection of Rocklin Road and Pacific Street. The resolutions provided approval for needed changes to the roundabout’s design and authorized Rocklin staff to begin discussions with property owners to purchase the small amount of privately-owned surrounding land needed to build the roundabout.