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Horst takes spotlight during State of the City

New City Manager Rick Horst premiered many of his long- and short-term goals for Rocklin in the annual State of the City address. After he took the stage at Blue Oaks Cinemas 16 Fr ...

Search is on for police chief

The search is on for Rocklin’s next top cop. With nearly a decade as Rocklin’s Police chief, Mark Siemens is officially retiring in two weeks, according to the city. City M ...

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 ...

City eyes pension reform

A state commission, which sparked controversy last month with a report that called for an overhaul of the state pension system, accepted recommendations from concerned Rocklin resi ...

Horst settles in to Rocklin

Rick Horst started his new gig as Rocklin’s City Manager on Valentine’s Day, leaving his wife in Florida to help his youngest son finish his senior year of high school. In th ...

Horst lays out ideas for city

Incoming Rocklin City Manager Rick Horst isn’t taking the reins of the city’s top job until February, but he already has some ideas for Rocklin. “Common sense still has to ...

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 ...

Ocala City Council rates Horst with mixed reviews; management style called innovative, dictatorial

Rocklin’s new city manager has been busy the last two years as city manager of Ocala, Fla. City council members there have mixed reviews of his short tenure in a city of 55,000. ...

City OKs $227,000 manager contract

At outgoing City Manager Carlos Urrutia’s last meeting Tuesday, the Rocklin City Council unanimously approved the four-year employment contract for his replacement. “We had a ...

New city manager will earn $198,000 annually

Rocklin’s new city manager will earn a base salary of $198,000 a year – $34,000 less than current City Manager Carlos Urrutia earned working full time. The city announced Monda ...

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 ...

Rocklin appoints Ricky A. Horst as city manager

Rocklin Mayor Scott Yuill announced Monday the appointment of Ricky A. Horst as Rocklin's City Manager. He was selected from a field of over 70 applicants. Horst will be replacing ...

Mayor talks city salaries, pensions and cash outs

No issue is more top-of-mind in Rocklin (and elsewhere) today than government-employee compensation — salaries, pensions, and “cash outs.” Taxpayers are angry. And understand ...

City pay brews anger

City officials find themselves on the hot seat after questionable financial practices have led to controversy. Populist rage has been brewing over six-digit pensions, double dipp ...

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 ...