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February 27 Rocklin City Council Recap
SWRA Improvements; Whitney Park Pump Track

Council Approves SWRA Improvements Based On Community Needs

Rocklin City Council approved of necessary improvements to the Sunset Whitney Recreation Area (SWRA) to be carried out by RSC Engineering, Inc. 

The SWRA (formerly known as the Rocklin Golf Club) consists of 184 acres of land, being developed over a multi-phase Master Plan, which will add several desirable amenities to the landscape.

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Celebrating Rocklin’s 131st Anniversary

The City of Rocklin was incorporated on February 24, 1893, becoming the 95th city established in California. Rocklin has a rich history and is primed for continued success. The future is bright thanks to the businesses, organizations, and residents that make up our community.

We are proud to look back on our history and see how far this City has come. 

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Evenings in the Park
Quarry Park & 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.

Immerse yourself in the magic of interactive art activities, where creativity knows no bounds, while the little ones bounce to their heart’s content in our delightful bounce houses. And as the sun sets, gather with friends, family, and neighbors for a cinematic experience like no other – a free movie under the stars, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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Rocklin Welcomes new City Attorney and City Clerk

City Attorney Matthew McOmber

City Attorney Matthew McOmber

Matthew McOmber was unanimously appointed to the position of Rocklin City Attorney at the January 9, 2024 City Council meeting. His official start day with the City of Rocklin was Monday, February 5.

Mr. McOmber has extensive experience in public agency law having served in the Shasta County Counsel’s Office for more than 10-years where he served in various roles including Interim County Counsel and Assistant County Counsel. 

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2024 Late January/Early February Winter Storm Impacts

Storm Incident Overview

An atmospheric river storm impacted much of California today, and local impacts include downed trees and extensive power outages.  As of Sunday, 2230, utility providers report 55,383 customers (i.e., service connections) without power.

The National Weather Service reports that the strong wind gusts will continue through Monday morning with rain forecasted through the week. 

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2003 Ruhkala Awards Spotlight- Honoree Camille Maben
By Michelle Sutherland

Michelle Sutherland highlights Camille Maben, who was honored in 2003 with a Ruhkala Community Service Award. Nominate a deserving individual or group for 2024’s Ruhkala Awards by February 2.

In 2003, Camille Maben was awarded a Ruhkala Community Service Award for her years of service in the Rocklin Unified School District Board of Trustees.

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Take The Rocklin Arts Commission’s Community Survey

The Rocklin Arts Commission is undergoing a community engagement and planning process to understand how best to meet the needs of our community and create a positive impact through the Arts. The Commission is conducting a survey to measure community engagement with different types of art in Rocklin.

By completing this survey, the Commission will be able to review the results and focus on events, services and programs that residents want to see and be a part of. 

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Rocklin Appoints 2024 Mayor & Vice Mayor

During the December 12 Rocklin City Council meeting, Council appointed councilmember Greg Janda as Mayor and councilmember Jill Gayaldo as Vice-Mayor.

Greg Janda was elected to the Rocklin City Council in 2012 and previously served as Mayor in 2020 and 2016. He has been an active community volunteer, serving at various Chamber events: Scramble for Scholars, Hot Chili & Cool Cars, the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack, at his local church and with his children’s school and sports teams.

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Choose Rocklin This Holiday Season
Learn How You Can Support Local Businesses During The Holidays

Rocklin is home to hundreds of local and small businesses, each of which provides unique products and services that make this City so unique. From family-owned boutiques and restaurants to local diners and mom-and-pop shops, Rocklin’s businesses help lay the foundation for City commerce and tourism.

This holiday season, be sure to Choose Rocklin businesses and support local. These owners and employees work day and night to provide residents with a unique and personable experience you just can’t get shopping online.

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November 14 City Council Meeting Recap
City Proclamations; Pickleball Facility Grant at SWRA

City Of Rocklin Delivers Several Exciting Proclamations

Mayor Broadway delivered a proclamation recognizing November 25, 2023 as Small Business Saturday. 

“Small Businesses are the heartbeat of our community,” Broadway stated, ”They keep us growing and moving forward and this is an opportunity for us to be able to recognize that with this day. We urge the residents of our community to support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday and ‘Choose Rocklin’ throughout the year.”

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2023 Wall Of Recognition Honorees

The Wall of Recognition, initially dedicated on the 125th anniversary of Rocklin’s incorporation, was created to recognize and permanently commemorate persons, families, business entities, and community groups making significant contributions to the city. 

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Medication Take-Back Day
Multiple agencies taking back unwanted prescription drugs

Graphic information card about the Medication Take-Back Day, listing the Rocklin locations for Oct 28 (10 am-2pm): Rocklin PD (4080 Rocklin Rd) and Rocklin Fire Station #3 (2001 Wildcat Blvd)

On Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Rocklin Police Department and multiple agencies across western Placer County will help the public prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted medications.  

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August 22 City Council Meeting Recap
Summer Civic Career Program; Assemblyman Joe Patterson

Summer Civic Career Program Students Recognized

City Council recognized the efforts and accomplishments of this year’s Summer Civic Career Program (SCCP), participant’s. 

This program introduces high school students to some of the behind-the-scenes roles that help the City function and highlights some of the more visible roles, like firefighter, police officer, and building inspector. Fifteen applicants were split into two teams and spent a minimum of four hours with each department in the City.