budget

Balanced budget approved

Rocklin City Council members unanimously approved a $41 million balanced operating budget Tuesday night. They also adopted a new contract giving city employees a 1.5 percent cost o ...

Are furloughs saving Rocklin money?

Overtime pay for city of Rocklin workers may be lessening the cost-saving impact of mandatory furloughs. For the last three years in the face of layoffs and annual budget deficits ...

Placer supes adopt $765.8 million budget

Praising Placer County budget-balancing efforts, Placer County supervisors adopted a $765.8 million spending plan Tuesday for the coming year. On paper, the final budget is 1.1 pe ...

Raising money

This past weekend, I had the privilege of helping out with a golf tournament fundraiser that marked its 15th anniversary of supporting activity in Foresthill. It started as an even ...

Letter to editor: McClintock hard to reach

It took me a long time getting the answers from Congressman McClintock office. After sending several emails and calling the local office, I still could not get an answer. Fin ...

City to tap into reserves

The Rocklin City Council agreed 4-to-1 to dip into the city’s virtual savings account, it’s cash reserves, to balance the next fiscal budget. City Manager Rick Horst tried to ...

Superintendent responds to state budget challenges

Over the past three years, $18 billion has been cut statewide from public schools. The current “tax extension” stalemate in Sacramento could result in billions more. Th ...

City ties up money to beat tax grab

The city had one big goal in mind — to get as much of its bond money tied up with shovel-ready redevelopment projects before Gov. Jerry Brown could sign a new budget and grab it ...

Sierra College students march on state Capitol

Rainy weather didn’t stop students’ voices from being heard at the State Capitol Monday. Thousands of students, teachers and supporters rallied together in Sacramento to prote ...

Placer County grapples with increasing needs of poor

Health and Human Services programs are balancing fewer resources with increasing demands from the needy in Placer County. Dr. Richard Burton, Health and Human Services Department d ...

District OKs energy contract

With possible layoffs looming for Rocklin Unified teachers and staff, trustees approved an energy-savings contract that has the potential of saving the district approximately $547, ...

Pink slips again for teachers?

Preliminary pink slips may be on the horizon for Rocklin teachers. Whether or not those preliminary notices turn into actual layoffs is something that may be left up to the voter ...

City readies for fight over tax money

City leaders are stepping up efforts to protect tax money used by the Rocklin Redevelopment Agency, which the state now wants to balance the budget. “People understand we’re ...

Rocklin looks to avoid tax grab

Rocklin city officials, blindsided by Gov. Jerry Brown’s new state budget proposal to scrap redevelopment agencies statewide, are now trying to figure out what to do. “He sai ...

Police fix ‘critical’ equipment with salary savings

The Rocklin police department was in a pinch. Police administration staff needed to get critical 9-1-1 center equipment fixed quickly but a tight budget required them to think ou ...