August 23 City Council Recap
ARPA Funds Awarded to Support Mental Health, Tri-City Little League Recognized
American Rescue Plan Act Funds Approved for Mental Health Services
The Rocklin City Council approved the distribution of more than $400,000 to support mental and behavioral health programs on Tuesday night.
The money will be provided to four local organizations to support programs designed to provide services to Rocklin residents, with a particular emphasis on children and youth.
The organizations receiving funds are:
Child Advocates of Placer County - $45,692
The Child Advocates of Placer County funding will help will provide funding for court-appointed volunteers to provide support and advocacy for approximately 42 Rocklin foster youth in the next year. A family Mentors program also will offer life skills and parenting support to approximately 8 Rocklin families who have experienced reunification or are attempting reunification in the next year.
Lighthouse Counseling - $215,000
Lighthouse Counseling will use their award to help fund the opening and operation of a Rocklin-based counseling center offering individual and group counseling sessions, educational classes, and case management services. Services will be open to the public and not limited to Rocklin residents, but Lighthouse anticipates serving many more Rocklin clients with the opening of this new branch.
Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy - $30,000
PLEC offers support to victims of crime and law enforcement officers. They also provide on-site assistance at emergency scenes. Within the first six months of this year, they have assisted 32 Rocklin residents and 27 Rocklin law enforcement personnel at emergency scenes. The funds will assist with the recruitment and training of new volunteers to increase services to Rocklin.
Rocklin Unified School District - $115,898
The Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) will fund three programs for RUSD students: a 0.3 FTE mental health specialist contract, an additional day of on-site mental health counseling, and a contract with Care Solace for case management services. All proposed programs will run for one school year and if the programs are successful, RUSD would look for alternate sources of funding for the programs after the expiration of one-time ARPA funds.
Fire Department Semi-Annual Report
Rocklin Fire Chief Reggie Williams presented the Rocklin Fire Department Annual Report, outlining statistics and significant incidents from January 2022-June 2022.
Over the first six months of the year, the fire dept. received 3,146 calls for service. The large majority of those calls, 2,107 or 67%, were for emergency medical services. Seventy-two of the incidents were fires, including residential structure fires, commercial structure fires and vegetation fires.
The fire prevention division, which Chief Williams said saves uncounted lives by reducing incidents, conducted 651 inspections, reviewed 194 initial fire prevention plans, and provided CPR training and other public education on more than 16 occasions.
Williams also discussed the dept. first responder fees, which are charged to patients who have been treated by the dept. and transported to the hospital. For more information on the fee, visit this page.
Council Recognizes Tri-City Little League
The Tri-City Little League Majors All-Stars were on hand to receive certificates from City Council Tuesday night for reaching the West Regional of the Little League World Series.
Rocklin’s best team of 12-year-old baseball players blazed through tournaments to reach the West Regional and won their first game 5-0 against Sidewinder Little League from Arizona. They eventually fell to Arizona and Hawaii to end their streak.
The Council lauded the boys’ efforts and impressed upon them to take the lessons of teamwork, dedication and persistence learned through sports into their daily lives.