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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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Junior Police Academy Invites Youth Behind the Blue Line

The job of a police officer requires a wide-range of skills, not the least of which include detailed observation, problem solving, and clear communication with the public. The 2018 Rocklin Jr. Police Academy provided a select group of local students the chance to experience these challenges first hand.

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Rocklin Submits Response to Loomis Costco Report

The economic success of the City of Rocklin is intertwined with the entire region and Rocklin views the fiscal health of neighboring municipalities as vital to future growth for all.

On June 8, the Town of Loomis released a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a proposed Costco project at the southeast corner of Sierra College Blvd. and Brace Rd., immediately adjacent to the Rocklin city limit boundary. The project could generate millions of dollars in estimated sales tax revenues for Loomis, but the current proposed location and site plan present significant challenges to Rocklin’s transportation infrastructure and services.

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Summer Program Provides Career Insight to Local Students

Summer Civic Career Program Students

High school students today often don’t have professional experience to draw from when looking forward to college and choosing a career path. The City of Rocklin, in partnership with the Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) and the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation (REEF), facilitates the Summer Civic Career Program each year to provide approximately 10 students a two-week crash course in working for local government.

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Be alert and be rattlesnake safe

The City of Rocklin contains more than 585 acres of parkland and more than 700 acres of publicly maintained open space. The integration of green spaces into the community is often cited as one of Rocklin’s most appealing aspects, offering residents ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and providing habitat for wildlife.

While most local creatures don’t pose a threat to people, the City of Rocklin would like to remind everyone that venomous rattlesnakes are part of California’s ecosystem, and Rocklin is no exception.

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Quarry Park Adventures Update

Construction of Quarry Park Adventures continues night and day and is nearing the finish line with sights set on beginning operations late this summer. On June 12, the Rocklin City Council heard an update on the status of the three main construction projects related to the park: the parking lots, utilities, and access roads; the site work and guest services building; and the actual adventure park elements and apparatus.

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The Rocklin Police Department Awarded Grant to Combat Illegal Tobacco Use

The City of Rocklin was recently awarded State grant funding in the amount of $200,680 from the California Department of Justice.

The purpose of the grant is to assist law enforcement in combating the illegal sale of cigarettes, vapor inhalation devices and other tobacco related products to minors.

Funding for this grant is made possible as a result of Proposition 56, the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016, which raised the cigarette tax by $2 per pack. 

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Fire Prevention Always a Priority

The summer season begins this month and the City of Rocklin wants to remind everyone that a proactive approach to fire prevention is important to keeping the community safe.

The Rocklin Fire Department Community Risk Reduction Division works daily with residents, contractors, and commercial property owners to provide guidance, approve plans, inspect projects, and ensure a fire-safe environment for patrons and employees of businesses.

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Rocklin Spraygrounds open May 14 - Oct 15

Water Spraygrounds

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 14 through Oct. 15 from 10am to 7:30pm, 7 days a week.

For more information, contact:
Parks & Recreation
916-625-5200

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Rick Horst

Rocklin City Manager Announces Resignation, Effective June 22

Rocklin City Manager Rick Horst has announced his resignation from his post effective Friday, June 22. Horst has accepted a position as City Manager for the City of Maricopa, Arizona.

Horst was appointed as Rocklin’s City Manager in 2011, and has more than 23 years of experience in the position. Prior to his work in Rocklin, Horst served as City Manager for the Cities of Ocala, Florida; South Jordan, Utah; and three others cities in Florida and Utah.

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Information on Garage Sales and Signs in Rocklin

The weather is once again right for garage sales but before putting out those little 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 our community. We trust that you’ll understand the necessity to keep Rocklin clean, uncluttered, and safe through the education and enforcement of the Rocklin Municipal Code. 

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Quarry Park is Prepped and Ready for the 2018 Concert Series!

The Platinum Living Amphitheater at Quarry Park has excited crowds since its opening in 2016 by hosting star-powered national acts in addition to up-and-coming local bands. Now entering its third season, the summer concert series continues to evolve, bringing a variety of talent and sounds to Rocklin.

“We wanted to have a well-rounded season that touches on different musical styles,” says Dana Moret, Production Coordinator for the City of Rocklin. “It’s something the community has been asking for so you’ll see a little bit of everything at Quarry Park this year.”

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State of the City

The Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City was held Friday, March 9, at Sierra College.

Always a popular event, the State of the City is an opportunity to hear first-hand about recent updates, future plans and continuing projects within the City of Rocklin in an address from City Manager Rick Horst.

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Rocklin honors local organizations with Business Legacy Awards

The City of Rocklin honored the Ruhkala Granite and Marble Company, Inc. and Sierra College with 125th Anniversary Business Legacy Awards on January 18.

The Business Legacy Awards were created as part of Rocklin’s year-long 125th anniversary celebration and honor local organizations that have made significant contributions to the success of the City’s economy in the past and present, as well as affecting the future.

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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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Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Mandate

The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) establishes the total number of housing units that each city and county must plan for within an eight-year planning period.

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Regional Housing Needs Plan (RHNP), officially assigns the allocations to cities and counties in the six-county Sacramento region. The current RHNP covers the planning period from January 1, 2013 to October 31, 2021. The allocation is based on the SACOG region’s projected housing needs over the planning period. 

The state-mandated RHNA process (Government Code Sections 65580 et seq.) requires SACOG to develop a methodology that determines how to divide and allocate an overall allocation that the region receives from the state. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) determined that the total regional housing need in the SACOG area for this planning period is 104,970 housing units. The RHNA methodology distributed these units to each city and county within El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties, including the Tahoe Basin of El Dorado and Placer counties.

RHNA Presentation - September 2017
Potential RHNA Sites - Council Study Session Presentation 9-29-2017
SB 35 Summary