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View the latest Rocklin news and access PDFs of City press releases. 

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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.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

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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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.

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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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Rocklin named the 7th Best California City to Live In by Business Site

The City of Rocklin was recently ranked as the 7th best California city to live in, according to the business website chamberofcommerce.org. 

The site ranked a total of 2,509 qualified cities (those with populations above 25,000 and enough data for analysis) by five factors: employment (number of establishments, median earnings); housing (owner-occupied housing with a mortgage, monthly housing costs); quality of life (work commute, poverty levels); education (percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher); and health (obesity ratios).

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Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget Prioritizes Residents and Responsibility

The Rocklin City Council adopted a balanced Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget on Tuesday, June 25, with $72,714,500 listed in operating expenses and $12,944,500 for capital expenditures.

This budget is fiscally responsible and represents a sound operational plan for the upcoming year. Although the City anticipates the local economy will continue to be strong through June 2020, Rocklin is taking a conservative approach by controlling service expansion and expanding reserves where possible.

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Rocklin Focused on Fire Safety

The City of Rocklin is fortunate to have designated open space lands throughout its limits, adding to the beauty and character of the area. The open space, often including dry grasses and other vegetation, also increases the community’s fire risk and calls for focused attention to fire safety by public and private landowners.

Rocklin residents and property owners play a key role in preventing wildfires by keeping grasses and other vegetation on their property trimmed to standards.

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New Plaque Reminds Rocklin of Its Railroad Roots

The railroad tracks running through the heart of the City of Rocklin are often viewed as an annoyance due to the intermittent noise and traffic delays caused by locomotives.

On Saturday, May 11, the Rocklin Historical Society posted a plaque at the Rocklin train station as a permanent reminder  that the railroad should be respected as a key part of Rocklin’s history and likely the main reason this area was first settled.