April 14 Council Meeting Recap
Council Approves 4 Community Service Organizations for Grant Funding
City Council unanimously approved grant funding for four organizations serving the needs of the community that are especially vital during the COVID-19 crisis at their April 14 meeting.
The organizations and levels of funding that will receive 2020-2021 federal community development block grant funds include:
- Senior First – $13,955.30
- Stand Up Placer – $13,955.30
- The Salvation Army – $13,955.30
- Foothills Habitat for Humanity – $9,619
The Gather Inn will also receive $60,000 in assistance to help the local homeless community from the City’s low and moderate income housing asset fund in 2020-2021.
CDBG grants will also fund $171,799.90 in public facilities and improvements, such as construction to facilitate better access to city streets, sidewalks and facilities by person with disabilities.
Council Approves Expenditure Plan for the South Placer District related to potential Transportation Funding Ballot Measure
City Council took a deep dive Tuesday night into the expenditure plan that would guide how money would be spent from a proposed 30-year half-cent sales tax measure to fund transportation improvements that may be placed on the 2020 ballot.
The plan was created by the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, which would oversee an estimated $1.2 billion raised by the potential measure to build major interstate and highway improvements and fund projects in the participating jurisdictions of Lincoln, Roseville, and Rocklin.
The Council expressed concerns with the plan, including how money would be spent on connecting roads not in proposed District, and questions if a lower tax rate may better serve the proposed District.
The Council ultimately approved the plan, but the City resolution removed PCTPA recommendations that $750,000 in local transportation funding be set aside annually for transportation improvements to cities, towns, and unincorporated areas not in the proposed tax district.
The Board of Supervisors must ultimately decide if the proposed tax will be placed on the 2020 ballot by this July.
The April 28 City Council Meeting has been Cancelled
The April 28 City Council Meeting has been cancelled. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
View the entire April 14 meeting or chose any item of interest at https://rocklin.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=382&MinutesMeetingID=307&doctype=Agenda.