Rick Horst

State of the city of Rocklin praised as ‘bright’

Rocklin Mayor Diana Ruslin and City Manager Rick Horst headlined the annual State of the City address, both taking their turns lambasting the state of California while outlining ci ...

Should Rocklin city manager get a raise?

As the Rocklin City Council gets ready to discuss a possible raise for City Manager Rick Horst, it's pretty clear he has a lot of support. "Rick Horst has proven he is th ...

Commission debates who can make park rules

  After a debate over the role of Rocklin’s city manager, the Parks and Recreation Commission suspended a vote to allow city staff to create park rules that could be ...

Karen Garner appointed Rocklin’s public affairs and economic growth manager

  Karen Garner has been appointed public affairs and economic growth Manager for the city of Rocklin, effective Oct. 22. Prior this appointment, Garner served as the economic ...

Parks and Recreation Department reorganized

With more than $1 million cut from its budget since the recession began, Rocklin’s Parks and Recreation Department is once again the target of cuts and reorganization. The de ...

City manager starts year with high hopes

In a time of rampant change, sliding tax revenues, and a state that won’t keep its hands out of Rocklin’s wallet, City Manager Rick Horst is starting his second year on the job ...

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 ...

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 ...