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Article By Alyssa Adams
Fire Chief Reginald Williams

Reginald Williams Hired as Rocklin Fire Chief

The City of Rocklin has hired Reginald Williams as Rocklin’s next fire chief, and he will begin his new responsibilities on Monday, August 3.

Williams leaves his position as assistant fire chief with the City of San José, where he oversaw 838 employees in the third largest city in California. Williams had been with San José, for 25 years, holding roles also including deputy chief, battalion chief, captain, engineer, and fire fighter paramedic.

The combination of his experience, along with his skillset and education, made him a clear choice for Rocklin.


Abatement on Sunset Whitney Recreation Area Structures Nearly Complete

The Sunset Whitney Recreation Area (SWRA) has become a popular place for Rocklin residents to enjoy the outdoors since the opening of the West Trails in the fall of 2019.

The trails provide a great resource for people looking to walk, bike or just get a little fresh air during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Photo of Impact Axe and Owner Kristi Torrington.

Impact Axe
"We're Open" Business Features

Impact Axe provides a fun indoor activity for family and friends to get together in a safe environment. The business opened early this February, and shut its doors in mid-March after being open for less than six weeks.


We're Open Business Features

Dogtopia of Rocklin offers daycare, overnight boarding, and spa and grooming services for dogs. Since opening in Rocklin last July, the business gained plenty of pet parents that use them for daycare while at work or for overnight boarding when going on vacations. When the coronavirus hit, people began working from home and cancelled their vacations. Dogtopia closed for two months from March 19 to May 19 and lost all of its regular vacation-based boarding, though boarding is expected to bounce back as people begin to travel again.


Coronavirus Crisis Doubles Need for Meals on Wheels Volunteers

The COVID-19 crisis has shone a spotlight on just how quickly people can find themselves without food. Applications for meal delivery from Seniors First, Placer County’s only senior-focused service organization and provider of Meals on Wheels, have more than doubled in recent weeks.

Over 400 clients are served in Placer County per day through Meals on Wheels. Many of Seniors First’s volunteer delivery drivers, some seniors themselves, have been sidelined due to COVID restrictions which has dramatically increased the need for additional volunteers.

Article By Alyssa Adams

Mental Health Month: Connecting with and Supporting Others

It’s the final week of Mental Health Awareness Month, and the City of Rocklin wraps up by sharing tips from the organization Mental Health America to connect with others, virtually.

People help to enrich our lives and get us through tough times. Sometimes they know exactly how to support us, and other times, the next best step doesn’t come naturally. Here are some ways to connect with others and help those struggling with tough times.


Keep Rocklin Running
Code Enforcement

Senior Code Enforcement Officer Ryan Taylor is helping keep Rocklin communities safe and up to code by continuing to inspect and investigate code violation reports through the coronavirus pandemic.


Quick Resources Guide During Coronavirus Pandemic
Simple, non-comprehensive information on local resources

Download the resource guide by clicking on the following links, or view the text guide below.

Quick Resources Guide During Coronavirus Pandemic


Rocklin Police and Fire service remains uninterrupted. Police and Fire front counter services are available by appointment only. Citizens are encouraged to file police reports online via

Article By Alyssa Mielke
One of the laser-equipped trucks

Pavement Condition Index Scanning
Laser-Equipped Trucks Take Pavement Distress Data

Rocklin is going high tech to assess the condition of City-maintained streets and plan for future improvements. On Monday, April 27, City contractors began a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) Scan, utilizing laser scanners equipped to trucks to take pavement distress data for each of the 565 lane miles in Rocklin.

The laser takes thousands of data points and compiles them to determine the overall condition of each street and lane in the City. The scan will last two to three weeks, and the data collected will inform a five-year work plan.


Rocklin PD now Offers Online Non-Emergency Crime Reporting

Due to the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and as an additional convenience to the public, the Rocklin Police Department now offers an online reporting option for the following list of non-emergency incidents where a suspect is not known:


Rocklin Homepage Gets Refreshed Look
Improvements based on analytics

Mockup of the new Rocklin homepage, showing several computer and mobile devices with screens of the city's new home page.

The City of Rocklin homepage at has been redesigned to provide better improved access to the information used most by Rocklin residents, businesses and stakeholders.

The changes include a new “Get Started” menu at the top of the page, a streamlined “What’s Happening” news and events section, and more.

A detailed analysis of how web visitors interacted with the current homepage was conducted and update decisions were based on the data collected.


Council Meeting Recap – March 10
Wi-Fi in the Parks, Sunset Station Development, and Economic Development

Wi-Fi in the Parks

The City of Rocklin negotiated a new agreement to continue providing free Wi-Fi at all five community parks with Wave Broadband LLC. The parks include Johnson-Springview, Kathy Lund, Margaret Azevedo, Twin Oaks Park, and Whitney.

City analytics show that over 22,000 people logged in and used the amenity last year between August 2018 and August 2019. The free service benefits everyday park users and youth sports leagues and their patrons.

Article By Alyssa Mielke

Recognizing Rich Vallone, 2019 President of the Rocklin Public Safety Foundation

After more than 17 years of service as a police volunteer with the Rocklin Public Safety Volunteer Program and three years as president of the Rocklin Public Safety Foundation, Rich Vallone will be recognized with a resolution from the Rocklin City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

“Using his excellent people and managerial skills, Rich has been instrumental in recruiting, training, and managing members of the volunteer program,” said Mike Notolli, a former volunteer coordinator with the Rocklin Police Department.