budget

$1.6 M OK’d for field upgrades while cuts sought elsewhere

Rocklin Unified recently approved $1.6 million for football field upgrades at Rocklin High, despite the district’s $8 million deficit. Larry Stark, assistant superintendent of ...

Early City Retirements: More details on plan released

After concerns were raised about early retirement deals for city management, Rocklin City Manager Carlos Urrutia released more details this week. Late last year, the city counc ...

Slimmed-down Sierra College ag, auto, construction programs back on

Three threatened vocational courses at Sierra College are off the chopping block for now. The Sierra College board approved limited continuation of vocational automotive, agricult ...

Salary ‘double dipping’ raises concerns

Retirement deals for five top managers of the city of Rocklin aimed at saving the city money are raising some concerns. Rocklin City Manager Carlos Urrutia said he has nothing to ...

Wage freeze gets Placer County supes support, cool reception from union

Placer County supervisors gave their blessing today to a halt in merit pay raises for all county employees starting in July. With the latest estimate from the CEO Tom Miller’s o ...

Police: Cuts will increase accidents

With the Rocklin Police Department budget under siege by the recession, Chief Mark Siemens now wonders what affect it will have on public safety. “We’re reducing our capacity ...

Rocklin schools close for furlough days

Rocklin district schools will be closed from Feb. 15-19 for Presidential Week and furlough days. In the past, the district has honored both presidents Abraham Lincoln and George ...

Sierra College looks at ways to keep threatened vocational courses

The Sierra College board is asking the school’s administrator to work with automotive, agriculture and construction programs on ways to keep them going in the wake of threatened ...

Trustees hear pleas to save Sierra College vocational programs

ROCKLIN - With the very real prospect of losing Sierra College vocational agriculture, construction and auto programs to budget cuts, speakers were out in full force Tuesday to try ...

Rocklin endorses ballot measure to stop state from taking local funds

As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveils his new budget, Rocklin officials showed their support for a campaign to get a measure on the November 2010 ballot that would bar the state fr ...

City hires assistant manager

Former Rocklin Community Services and Facilities Director Mark Riemer was promoted to assistant city manager, according to city officials. “It’s a great responsibility but we ...

K-12 funds needed

Parents who dream that their child might one day do time in a county jail will be excited to learn that Placer County started construction on a $98-million corrections facility. ...

More cuts for Rocklin Unified?

With declining revenue and an $8 million deficit within the next two years, the school district is preparing for all options. To prepare for the current school year, Rocklin Unifie ...

Rocklin makes more job cuts

The city of Rocklin announced 10 new layoffs but new revenue projections may lead to more cuts as the city struggles to balance the budget. One of those workers, Greg Beauchamp wo ...

City eyes state lawsuit to save money

A new lawsuit is giving the city of Rocklin more confidence that it will be able to hold on to redevelopment money the state planned to raid with this summer’s budget compromise. ...