city of Rocklin

City defends use of retiree health funds

Rising health care costs are forcing the city of Rocklin into a bond deal that would leverage a $10 million fund set aside to pay retired city workers’ health insurance costs. â ...

Downtown properties in jeopardy

Whether or not Rocklin saves or sells its History Museum, Big Gun Quarry or the new library facility on Granite Drive will be the focus of the oversight board being established by ...

Historical Society campaign to build firehouse replica starting

The Rocklin Historical Society is excited to announce the beginning of a community-wide fundraising campaign to build a replica of Rocklin’s Front Street Firehouse. It will be ...

City shoring up plan to save oak trees

The city of Rocklin is shoring up their plan to save oak trees around town. Rocklin currently maintains a $1.4 million Oak Tree Mitigation Fund. The fund has been grown by develope ...

No room for freeway signs

Rocklin’s proposal to have not one, but three digital signs on its freeways is absurd. Rocklin citizens and all others traveling on Interstate 80 and Highway 65 are soon to have ...

Electronic billboards go up in Rocklin

In spite of more than a dozen citizens voicing their concerns, the Rocklin City Council voted 4-1 to approve new LED billboards for three locations along Highway 65 and Interstate ...

Rocklin's economic health recovering

As Rocklin City Manager Rick Horst prepares to give his second state of the City address Friday morning, positive economic growth is evident around town. One obvious sign may be ...

City payouts top $420,880

By Jon Brines Placer Herald Correspondent As the city of Rocklin draws nearly $500,000 from its reserves to balance the budget in fiscal year 2011, it also paid out $420,880 in b ...

City gets out of affordable housing biz

The city of Rocklin is getting out of the business of maintaining affordable housing. “There is really no upside to staying in this business and having this function,” Rocklin ...

Public hearing set for fee hike

A final decision on whether garbage fees will increase in the city of Rocklin has been set for a public hearing in March. “We’ll take testimony and people can bring any comme ...

Public ire lights up over billboards

Public outcry over a plan to install an electronic billboard in an open space preserve forced the Rocklin Planning Commission to split its decision on the new program. The propose ...

Letter to editor: Retail center good choice

Rocklin city council members have approved the development of a 23,600-square-foot retail center on Sierra College Boulevard. I believe that this was a good decision because bui ...

Letter to editor: City should take responsibility

Citizens for Tree Preservation (CTP), a new local group, has asked the city of Rocklin to purchase and preserve a beautiful nine-acre parcel as a passive park at the corner of Sier ...

Letter to Editor: city racing to cut down oaks?

There appears to be a growing awareness and public dismay that Rocklin’s government is in a race to cut down all the beautiful native oaks and fill the remaining open space with ...

Should city keep redevelopment agency?

The city of Rocklin is facing a dilemma that could cost Rocklin millions of dollars in tax money over the next three decades. The problem stems from the state’s new law that abol ...