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City News and Press Releases

View the latest Rocklin news and access PDFs of City press releases. 

View the latest Rocklin news and access PDFs of City press releases. 

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Rocklin Requests Caltrans Move Night Demolition Work on the I-80/Hwy 65 Improvement Project to a Daytime Schedule

Caltrans, in coordination with the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, is leading construction of phase one of a $50 million Interstate 80/Highway 65 Improvement Project with the goal of alleviating traffic congestion along the corridor.

Overnight demolition work of a concrete barrier on the northern section of the Hwy 65 viaduct near the City of Rocklin recently began, causing excessive construction noise and impacting surrounding residents.

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Land Use and RHNA Ad Hoc Committee Meetings to Begin Oct. 19

The City Council formed the Land Use/Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Ad Hoc Committee in August of 2018 to provide the City Council with recommendations pertaining to land use balance, guidelines for evaluation of specific types of rezones, updates to the RHNA available sites inventory, and development standards for mixed use zones.

Click here to access RHNA Committee agendas, meeting materials, minutes, and recorded audio of the meetings.

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Transit Meetings
Is the existing transit system meeting your needs?

The City of Rocklin via the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) is providing opportunities for your input on whether the existing transit system is meeting your needs.

Each year, usually in October, the PCTPA solicits testimony on Transit Needs that may exist in Placer County including all the incorporated Cities within the County.

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Quarry Park Adventures Now Open Weekends!

Get ready to zip, soar, climb and explore at Quarry Park Adventures! Tickets for the general public are on sale now and the adventure begins Saturday, Oct. 13. The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through the winter, weather permitting. 

Admission is $44.99 for either the 10 a.m. morning session or the afternoon session which begins at 2:30 p.m. Guests save $5 by reserving their ticket online at www.quarrypark.com.

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Bike Lane Improved on Pacific Street

Cyclists traveling between the City of Rocklin and the Town of Loomis via Pacific St. will find their next ride a little easier thanks to the City’s Public Services Department.
 
Rocklin recently widened an area of Pacific St. between Delmar Ave. and Americana Way by approximately 7 ft. and added striping to accommodate the continuation of a bike lane between the two roadways. Cyclists now have an uninterrupted path from the City limits to Midas Ave. and can make connections to other paths at Sierra Meadows Dr., and Cedar St.

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Rocklin Appoints New City Attorney

Sheri Chapman was appointed to the position of Rocklin City Attorney after her four-year contract was unanimously approved by the Rocklin City Council on September 11, 2018.

Chapman most recently served Placer County as Interim Director of Human Resources, taking on that management role after vacating her previous position as Deputy County Counsel. Chapman has also served as Assistant County Counsel for Nevada County and Senior Deputy City Attorney for the City of Sacramento.

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Wealth of Information Offered by City GIS Online Maps

The term Geographic Information Systems may sound complicated to many people, like a mixture geography and information technology classes hazily recalled from long-ago college days.

While the practice and implementation does require knowledge and skill from both sciences, using the end product boils down to simply viewing useful information displayed by online maps.

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Junior Police Academy Invites Youth Behind the Blue Line

The job of a police officer requires a wide-range of skills, not the least of which include detailed observation, problem solving, and clear communication with the public. The 2018 Rocklin Jr. Police Academy provided a select group of local students the chance to experience these challenges first hand.

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Rocklin Submits Response to Loomis Costco Report

The economic success of the City of Rocklin is intertwined with the entire region and Rocklin views the fiscal health of neighboring municipalities as vital to future growth for all.

On June 8, the Town of Loomis released a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a proposed Costco project at the southeast corner of Sierra College Blvd. and Brace Rd., immediately adjacent to the Rocklin city limit boundary. The project could generate millions of dollars in estimated sales tax revenues for Loomis, but the current proposed location and site plan present significant challenges to Rocklin’s transportation infrastructure and services.

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Summer Program Provides Career Insight to Local Students

Summer Civic Career Program Students

High school students today often don’t have professional experience to draw from when looking forward to college and choosing a career path. The City of Rocklin, in partnership with the Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) and the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation (REEF), facilitates the Summer Civic Career Program each year to provide approximately 10 students a two-week crash course in working for local government.

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Be alert and be rattlesnake safe

The City of Rocklin contains more than 585 acres of parkland and more than 700 acres of publicly maintained open space. The integration of green spaces into the community is often cited as one of Rocklin’s most appealing aspects, offering residents ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and providing habitat for wildlife.

While most local creatures don’t pose a threat to people, the City of Rocklin would like to remind everyone that venomous rattlesnakes are part of California’s ecosystem, and Rocklin is no exception.

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The Rocklin Police Department Awarded Grant to Combat Illegal Tobacco Use

The City of Rocklin was recently awarded State grant funding in the amount of $200,680 from the California Department of Justice.

The purpose of the grant is to assist law enforcement in combating the illegal sale of cigarettes, vapor inhalation devices and other tobacco related products to minors.

Funding for this grant is made possible as a result of Proposition 56, the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016, which raised the cigarette tax by $2 per pack. 

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Fire Prevention Always a Priority

The summer season begins this month and the City of Rocklin wants to remind everyone that a proactive approach to fire prevention is important to keeping the community safe.

The Rocklin Fire Department Community Risk Reduction Division works daily with residents, contractors, and commercial property owners to provide guidance, approve plans, inspect projects, and ensure a fire-safe environment for patrons and employees of businesses.

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Rocklin Spraygrounds open May 14 - Oct 15

Water Spraygrounds

There’s nothing better to beat the heat than to play in the spray!

Water spraygrounds are located at Kathy Lund Park (6101 West Oaks Blvd.) and Whitney Park (1801 Whitney Ranch Pkwy.). They will open May 14 through Oct. 15 from 10am to 7:30pm, 7 days a week.

For more information, contact:
Parks & Recreation
916-625-5200

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Rick Horst

Rocklin City Manager Announces Resignation, Effective June 22

Rocklin City Manager Rick Horst has announced his resignation from his post effective Friday, June 22. Horst has accepted a position as City Manager for the City of Maricopa, Arizona.

Horst was appointed as Rocklin’s City Manager in 2011, and has more than 23 years of experience in the position. Prior to his work in Rocklin, Horst served as City Manager for the Cities of Ocala, Florida; South Jordan, Utah; and three others cities in Florida and Utah.

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Information on Garage Sales and Signs in Rocklin

The weather is once again right for garage sales but before putting out those little treasures for browsing, the City encourages residents to know the rules.

A permit is not required in order to have a garage sale in Rocklin; however, guidelines are in place to maintain the integrity of our community. We trust that you’ll understand the necessity to keep Rocklin clean, uncluttered, and safe through the education and enforcement of the Rocklin Municipal Code. 

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Quarry Park is Prepped and Ready for the 2018 Concert Series!

The Platinum Living Amphitheater at Quarry Park has excited crowds since its opening in 2016 by hosting star-powered national acts in addition to up-and-coming local bands. Now entering its third season, the summer concert series continues to evolve, bringing a variety of talent and sounds to Rocklin.

“We wanted to have a well-rounded season that touches on different musical styles,” says Dana Moret, Production Coordinator for the City of Rocklin. “It’s something the community has been asking for so you’ll see a little bit of everything at Quarry Park this year.”

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State of the City

The Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City was held Friday, March 9, at Sierra College.

Always a popular event, the State of the City is an opportunity to hear first-hand about recent updates, future plans and continuing projects within the City of Rocklin in an address from City Manager Rick Horst.

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Rocklin honors local organizations with Business Legacy Awards

The City of Rocklin honored the Ruhkala Granite and Marble Company, Inc. and Sierra College with 125th Anniversary Business Legacy Awards on January 18.

The Business Legacy Awards were created as part of Rocklin’s year-long 125th anniversary celebration and honor local organizations that have made significant contributions to the success of the City’s economy in the past and present, as well as affecting the future.