Council Meeting Recap: March 24


Proclamation of Local Emergency Ratified

Tuesday night, the Rocklin City Council ratified a local state of emergency proclamation first made by City Manager Steve Rudolph on March 18 due to the novel coronavirus. The proclamation will be in effect until ended by the City Council.

The proclamation of a local emergency does not signify an increased risk to the residents of Rocklin.  The proclamation of a local emergency allows the City to utilize and provide mutual aid, secure additional resources, and potentially obtain reimbursement for activities related to the emergency from state and federal sources.

Interim Fire Chief Approved

Micheal Despain has been appointed as the City of Rocklin’s interim fire chief and will begin his duties on April 4.

Despain will take the helm from current Fire Chief William Hack, who informed the City in January of his plans for retirement from 26 years of fire service.

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Joint Use of Aquatic Complexes with RUSD Approved

A renewed agreement between the City of Rocklin and the Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) for joint use of the Rocklin High School and Whitney High School aquatic complexes was approved.

The agreement obligates the City and RUSD to pay portions of the cost of maintenance, utilities, and other expenses related to the complexes. It also outlines how much time will be provided to each party for pool use. The time of pool use allocated to the City through this agreement is in turn allocated to Rocklin Swim Team through the City/Wave agreement.

While approving the new agreement, Council directed staff to work with RUSD and WAVE to increase general public access to the pools through additional programming focused on open swimming and other activities.


For more information on these and all the March 24 Council items, view the entire Council presentation here.