April 9 Rocklin City Council Recap
Council Honors Public Safety Dispatchers; PCTPA Transportation Plan


National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

City Council approved a proclamation recognizing April 14-20, 2024 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, honoring Safety Dispatcher’s dedication to keeping law enforcement and citizens safe.

Mayor Janda delivered the proclamation and signed it into effect.

“Whereas when an emergency occurs, the prompt response of law enforcement, firefighters, and paramedics is critical to the preservation of life and safety of property and whereas Rocklin Public Safety Dispatchers on a daily basis exhibit compassion understanding and professionalism during their duties. This is in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our citizens safe.”

Rocklin Police Department Captain Chad Morris and Public Safety Dispatch Supervisor Mark King were present to receive the proclamation.

Captain Morris shared his appreciation for the dedication and professionalism shown each day by our Rocklin Public Safety Dispatchers, ”Over 95% of calls were answered in under fifteen seconds, which is a true testament to the skill and dedication of the men and women in our communications center and the effort they put in on a daily basis. I just really want to thank the (dispatch) team for all their hard work and to our City Council for recognizing their hard work. ”

City Council Approves South Placer County District Transportation Expenditure Plan

Matt Click, Executive Director of the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) presented City Council with a Proposed Transportation Improvement Plan during Tuesday nights meeting. PCTPA asked Council to approve expenditure plans governed by the agency that would aid transportation improvements in Rocklin and designated cities within Placer County.

With traffic increasing and collisions on the rise in Placer County, PCTPA has proposed a half-cent sales and transportation use tax in designated Placer County cities, which over the course of thirty years will raise over one billion dollars that can be put towards transportation projects. An estimated 17% of this revenue will be generated by people visiting from outside of Placer County. Funds from the tax will be used to supplement existing revenues, competitive grant applications, and future projects to address traffic congestion. These funds will be controlled by PCTPA, with oversite from a Citizens Committee and would only be used for transportation expenditures. 

Half of the money would be put into PCTPA’s Highway and Roads program, which includes improvements to fixing congestion and traffic problems along I-80/SR 65, which has seen six fatalities over the course of three years, as well as the I-80E/Rocklin Road interchange among other developments. Local transportation programs and bicycle and pedestrian programs were listed as additional focuses.

Council unanimously approved the expenditure plans, expressing appreciation for an updated and clearer process.