Carlos Urrutia

City set to hire manager

City leaders are getting ready to hire a new city manager at a crucial time. “We’ve probably had the worst economy in decades with a massive overhaul of our city infrastructu ...

Local businesses upset over sign ordinance

A stretch of businesses are upset over the city’s enforcement of a sign ordinance. The Tuesday before Black Friday, one of the busiest retail shopping days of the year, a city ...

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. ...

City cuts management hours, benefits

Nearly a half dozen management-level city leaders are retiring, but not before the city decided to cut their hours and benefits. Last Tuesday, Rocklin City Council approved new em ...

Rocklin to reduce staff, budgets at police and fire depts.

The Rocklin City Council approved more aggressive measures Saturday to save as much cash reserves as possible as the recession lags on and revenues continue to slide. The city was ...

Rocklin city employees celebrate the Urrutia era

When most city managers move on after a handful of years, Rocklin’s Carlos Urrutia has stayed put and managed the city’s good times and bad through 25 years of service. Last ...

City layoffs loom again

Now that city leaders have been able to see how the state’s new budget will impact Rocklin’s general fund, more cuts and layoffs are back on the table as the city tries to bala ...

State budget to squeeze Rocklin

The state budget compromise before the state Legislature today was made on the backs of Rocklin property owners. While they won’t see a change on their tax bill, the city of Ro ...

State tax grab puts city in tight spot

Rocklin’s financial outlook is grim. The Rocklin City Council took a break from regular city business to concentrate on the city’s embattled finances while at a retreat at Wi ...

City employees agree to 5 percent wage reduction

City Manager Carlos Urrutia announced that the management and confidential employees have agreed to a five percent wage reduction for fiscal year 2009-10. This will be accomplish ...

State: Hey Rocklin, can we get a loan?

The failure of the statewide ballot initiatives designed to shore up the estimated $23.4 billion state budget deficit is now putting the city of Rocklin between a rock and a hard p ...

City eyes federal money for housing woes

The idea of the city of Rocklin paying a contractor with hard hats and hammers to flip blighted foreclosures may seem a little out of the ordinary. But federal stimulus block grant ...

City of Rocklin earns upgraded credit rating

Rocklin recently earned a higher credit rating of AA, up from a previous rating of AA-. According to Standard and Poor’s, a provider of credit ratings and risk evaluations, AA ...

City to share costs, cuts likely

In the formidable years of life, children are taught the virtue of sharing with others. Now the city of Rocklin is hoping that virtue will transcend its whopping $5 million reven ...