Application For Appointment To The City Council
To apply for the vacant Rocklin City Council position, please fill out the online application at the bottom of this page. A PDF of the application is also available but completed copies must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office at 3970 Rocklin Road. All applications are due by 10 a.m. on January 3, 2017. Late submissions and postmarks will not be accepted.*
Please Note: The City Clerk’s Office will be closed December 26, 2016 – January 2,2017 and will not be excepting hand-delivered applications during this time. Online applications will not be affected by the furlough.
City Councilmembers must be at least 18 years of age, live within the City limits, and a registered voter.
The City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Each meeting requires several hours of preparation, reading staff reports, related material, and visiting proposed development sites. Special City Council meetings may be called from time to time.
Councilmembers are required to complete and file a Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests disclosing various financial interests.
City Councilmembers are paid $685 per month.
COUNCIL-CITY MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT
The City of Rocklin operates according to the Council-City Manager form of government which vests authority in an elected City Council. The City Council is composed of five members elected at-large (the City is not divided into represented districts) on a nonpartisan basis to serve overlapping four-year terms. Each year, the Council elects a Mayor and Vice Mayor to serve a one-year term. The Mayor serves as the presiding officer at City Council meetings and as the official head of the City for legislative and ceremonial purposes. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and serves at the pleasure of that body.
The City Council is the City’s legislative and policy-making body. Acting as a whole, the City Council is responsible for passing ordinances and orders necessary for governing the City, as well as setting the direction of City policy. The City Manager is responsible for the overall administration of the City. This responsibility includes implementation of the general policies set by the City Council in addition to the day-to-day operations of all City functions. The City Manager, with the help of the staff, provides the City Council with the information needed to fulfill its policy-making role.
The Council-City Manager form of government separates legislative and executive responsibilities in a manner similar to state and federal governments. This system provides “checks and balances” of both policy and administrative branches of government by limiting the power of each.
COUNCILMEMBER APPOINTMENTS TO ADVISORY BOARDS
Councilmembers are requested to serve on various boards and committees for outside agencies. Typically in December, it is the duty of the Mayor to review the list of current assignments and make recommendations for appointments. Any Councilmember desiring to serve on a certain committee (or who desires not to be considered) should inform the Mayor. These appointments are subject to approval by the majority of Council and will be made in January.
This application is to fill a vacancy on the Rocklin City Council for a term to expire in December, 2018. This application is a public document. It may be reviewed by any member of the public upon request. Only Rocklin registered voters who have submitted a complete application by the deadline will be considered for appointment.