budget

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 ...

Rocklin Unified finds $4M to cut deficit

Faced with layoffs, cuts and furloughs this year, Rocklin Unified recently welcomed good news for the 2011-12 school year. The district has identified approximately $4 million th ...

Schools by the numbers

With the passing of the California state budget, there was an immediate sigh of relief that at last, flawed and historically late, our legislature had managed to work through thorn ...

$2.5 million in Sierra pay cuts reversed

In an overwhelming show of support, the Sierra College Board of Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday to reverse last year’s controversial pay cuts. The school’s bargaining grou ...

Sierra College finds millions in unanticipated dollars

Higher revenue and less spending led to millions of unanticipated dollars in Sierra College’s coffers this year. Reeling by unexpected changes to the Sierra College operating bu ...

Lowered Placer County budget moves a step closer to passage

Pared down from the growth years, Placer County’s 2010-11 budget is moving closer to adoption. With property tax revenues continuing to drop, the county’s $757.7 million spend ...