Carlos Urrutia

Council supports Siemens, Urrutia

As former Rocklin Police Sgt. Rick Eaton’s 2006 wrongful termination case moves closer to trial, the City Council broke a nearly five-year silence by issuing a public statement T ...

City moves forward with appeal on Eaton lawsuit

A week after former City Manager Carlos Urrutia and former Police Chief Mark Siemens lost their bid for immunity in former Police Sgt. Rick Eaton’s wrongful termination suit, the ...

Former police officer lawsuit one step closer to trial

Former Rocklin Police Sgt. Rick Eaton's federal civil rights lawsuit against the city has moved one step closer to a jury trial. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on ...

Outgoing city manager Urrutia says goodbye

You may think of this, my last city manager column, as my goodbye to Rocklin. Twenty-six years is a long time by any measure, but it seems like only yesterday when I first walked t ...

Rocklin names Horst new city manager

Citizens will get their first opportunity to see the details of Rick Horst’s employment contract with the city of Rocklin Thursday as its released to the public for the first tim ...

Urrutia receives $159,452 in unused vacation, sick leave

Outgoing Rocklin City Manager Carlos Urrutia got a big payout last year. As the highest paid employee, his gross salary was $385,691, according to city documents. While his bas ...

Rocklin seeks community input for new city manager

The Rocklin City Council is conducting the recruitment for a new city manager and has engaged the Rocklin-based consulting firm of Ralph Andersen & Associates to assist in the recr ...

Our View: Grand jury swings, misses with city manager pay probe

If there’s one thing residents have been vocal about during the recession, it’s that state, county and local governments must rein in pay for public employees — especially to ...

City answers critics of pay spike

City of Rocklin officials are trying to stamp out controversy sparked by the recent report of the 42-percent increase in City Manager Carlos Urrutia’s salary over the last five y ...

Ex-cop’s city lawsuit moves forward

The city of Rocklin has filed an interlocutory appeal against a former Rocklin Police Sergeant’s lawsuit for wrongful termination. The lawsuit, filed by former Rocklin Police S ...

Manager pay raise upsets citizens

Rocklin City Council approved a 42-percent increase in salary for City Manager Carlos Urrutia in 2008, for the new 2008 contract, a year after tax revenues started dropping and les ...

City manager Urrutia gives last address, sees continued growth

Rocklin’s population stood at approximately 9,000 people 25 years ago, before City Manager Carlos Urrutia joined the city. At that time, the city was in need of a city manager ...

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 ...

Chamber of Commerce celebrates leadership and legacy

This month we celebrate some of our country’s greatest and most enduring leaders. Leaders like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln who had the foresight and courage to guide ...

City budget gap grows

The Rocklin City Council is now expected to make some hard choices to rescue the city from the sinking sand pit — the budget. City Manager Carlos Urrutia laid out the troubled ...