March 9 Council Recap
2021 Concert Season Announced, PD Annual Report
Headlining acts Parmalee, Flock of Seagulls, the Smithereens and more, will be joined by Jennifer Belle and Red Voodoo this summer season at Quarry Park Amphitheater, if state COVID-19 restrictions allow.
Additional events are also being planned, including improv comedy shows, A Day on the Green featuring numerous cover bands, and a women’s empowerment event.
ST Productions will follow all state and CDC COVID-19 guidelines and has a robust safety plan in place.
Tickets for many shows, starting June 25, are on sale now at stproductions.events. All events are pending the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
Item 21 – Residents agree to landscape screening updates
Landscape screening requirements between homes in the Springfield at Whitney Oaks neighborhood and the adjacent neighborhood have led to difficulties in private maintenance and homeowner awareness since they were first approved by the City in 1996.
On Tuesday night, City Council approved a resolution that eliminated original development conditions requiring screening landscaping behind 10 homes and modified previously approved development conditions to allow patio covers.
The stakeholders in the matter proposed the agreement in response to City Council’s request that they collaborate on a solution that everyone could agree to after the issue was heard at the Jan. 26, 2021, City Council meeting.
Council praised the residents for working together and touted the compromise as an example of what makes Rocklin a strong community.
The homeowners even agreed to plant additional screen trees as a sign of good faith!
Item 22 – Rocklin PD Presents Annual Report
Rocklin Police Department staff presented data on crime statistics, response time, traffic activity, outreach to the community, and much more during their 2020 annual report to City Council, which can be found here.
“2020 was certainly a year to remember, COVID-19 functionally changed society and law enforcement was not left behind,” Chief of Police Chad Butler wrote in his opening message. “However, Rocklin continues to be one of the safest cities with one of the lowest crime rates in California, and I look forward to our Police Department members continuing to provide excellent service with skill, compassion and empathy to our community.”
The report showed an overall increase in crime for 2020, with 17.2 crimes per 1,000 residents, up from 15.2 crimes per 1,000 residents in 2019. More than half of those crimes involved theft from vehicles (45% of all Rocklin crimes) or vehicle theft (9%).
Since 2005, Rocklin’s population has increased by 40% with an average crime rate of 18.5 crimes per 1,000 residents. 2020’s rate is below the average.
Overall response time to calls for service improved by 21 seconds to 6:49 seconds, vehicle collisions decreased by 20%, and the department’s total social media following increased 11%.