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Take Note Troupe Delivers Rousing Shakespeare In The Park Performances
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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.


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.


Celebrating Rocklin’s 129th 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 the community.

Discover more about Rocklin’s history here, and scroll through the timeline below for an interactive way to learn about the early days of Rocklin. 


Rocklin Hires Solano County Sheriff Captain Banks as Police Chief

Rustin Banks has been hired as Chief of the Rocklin Police Department and will step into this role on December 13.

Banks joins the City of Rocklin from the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, where he most recently served as a captain commanding the Field Operations Division.

“It will be my honor and privilege to lead the Rocklin Police Department, an agency that is known far and wide for their high level of professionalism and community engagement,” Banks said. “I am eager to build upon the strong foundation the members of this Department have worked so hard to create.”


Trader Joe’s Opens in Rocklin Commons Center

Trader Joe’s has officially opened the doors to their newest Rocklin location. On Friday, eager shoppers lined up outside the store in the rain, awaiting the 7:55 a.m. grand opening.

After the ribbon cutting, shoppers were given a lei on the way in the door as they walked through a  corridor of cheering crew members.


Gayaldo Park Phase 2

Phase 2 of Gayaldo Park is slated to begin in October 2021. This new phase of the park will include a turf, shrub bed, additional trees to provide shade, and a retaining wall and irrigation to support drainage. This project will be worked on in-house by Rocklin Parks staff. The park will remain open during the construction time for the community to continue to enjoy. The city is looking forward to the expanded portion of this well used neighborhood park.

Article By James Thompson

Rocklin to Honor Original 13 Friends of the Library on Wall of Recognition

The names of the Original 13 Friends of the Library will be added to Rocklin’s Wall of Recognition on November 1 for their dedication to establishing a new community-based public library in Rocklin. 

During the 1970s, community support for the small Placer County library was waning and the amenity was in danger of closing down. Thirteen Rocklin women, who had a passion for reading and for their community, took it upon themselves to raise support for the library system and gather funds to build a new one from the ground up.

Article By James Thompson

Patio Cover Regulations Allow More Builds

Backyard patio covers (structures open on at least 3 sides), can now be built with only a five-foot clearance from the property line and no longer count towards lot coverage maximums in the City of Rocklin.

The new regulations were implemented in late July and affect most properties in the City. The biggest impact may be on residential homes, allowing owners to add shade in smaller backyards, which is especially important during the hot summer months.