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More than 65 employers are coming to the Tri-County Job Fair. Are you?!? Be sure to come to the job fair for one-on-one resume help, to meet employers looking to hire, interview tips and more. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, August 22 at the Roseville Sports Center. Free admission and parking. More information at www.tricountyjobfair.org
Neighborhoods throughout Roseville are coming together Tuesday night, August 5, to celebrate the nation's 31st annual National Night Out--America's Night Out Against Crime. Residents, businesses and city staff are joining together to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community-city partnerships. Twenty-eight neighborhood groups from throughout Roseville are planning barbeques, ice cream socials, games, vendor fairs and other fun activities.
The City of Roseville has been recognized for excellence in governmental accounting and financial reporting by national governmental budgeting experts for the 14th consecutive year.
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded Roseville the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the city's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
According to the GFOA, "the Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by the city and its management."
It's crunch time!
Hot weather is here and will be here for several more weeks. This normally means increased water usage outside to keep landscapes looking good. But this is certainly not a normal year. We are in the grips of a record-breaking, multi-year drought. Folsom Lake levels are dropping.
You can reduce your outdoor water use significantly in 15 short minutes.
Want an inside look at how your local law enforcement agency operates? The Roseville Police Department is now accepting applications from Roseville community members for our bi-annual Citizen's Police Awareness Academy. The next session will be held Monday through Thursday Sept. 22 - 25 & Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Roseville Police Department.
Recently a number of residents have reported getting calls from scam artists who stole money from them by convincing them to buy Green Dot or other pre-paid money cards and then read the account numbers to them over the phone. When a stranger demands payment in the form of Green Dot or other prepaid cards, STOP. You're being scammed.
Phase two of construction is underway. Beginning July 28, the sidewalk and crosswalks at the south corner of Lincoln and Vernon Streets will be closed to pedestrians (view map). Upgrades on this section of sidewalk are expected to take a couple of weeks. The city is working with businesses in the work area to maintain access for customers and employees.
As part of the City of Roseville's plans to revitalize downtown Roseville as envisioned by the Downtown Specific Plan, improve traffic safety and ease traffic congestion, the Oak Street Improvement Project is being constructed through the end of 2014.
Roseville has been awarded membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry and presented with Union Pacific's rotary snow plow SPMW 7221. This historic railroad snow removal plow will be on permanent display on Atlantic Street just outside Union Pacific's J.R. Davis Yard in Roseville.
"We are proud to recognize Roseville as we celebrate our growing up together," said Liisa Stark, Union Pacific's director, Public Affairs for Northern California and Nevada.
"The railroad has played an integral role in our history and our growth," said Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan. "Union Pacific continues to be an important part of our community and one of our largest employers. Even as Roseville grows and changes, our roots will always remain with the railroad."
At “Disassemble It! Explore It! Rebuild It!” summer camp, the Roseville Utility Exploration Center will enable 12-17 year old makers to repurpose electronics, learn to solder circuit boards, assemble speakers and visit Sims Recycling Solutions to introduce advanced manufacturing careers with support from the Sierra College STEM Collaborative.
The City's Finance Department, Budget Division, produces the budget document that is approved annually by the City Council. This document allocates available resources to meet the direction of the City's mission, vision and values and the community’s priorities. The budget balances the planned expenditures with the projected revenues.
City of Roseville 2015 Adopted Budget Document:
FY2015 Adopted Budget [PDF: 11.2 MB]
Sacramento-area residents have reduced their water use by more than 18 percent compared to use during the past two years, according to an analysis by the Regional Water Authority (RWA), which represents water providers in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties. The findings come from a review of water use data and conservation information collected by RWA from local water agencies, accounting for more than 90 percent of customer accounts in the area.
Since February 2014, Roseville has averaged a 20.3 percent water use reduction compared to water use during the same months in 2012 and 2013.
California is experiencing one of its worst droughts in decades, and the Sacramento region has been hit especially hard. Folsom Reservoir, a major water source for people and fish, reached historic lows this winter. To preserve water in the region's lakes and rivers, local water providers urged residents to conserve.
RWA's review found that the region's total water production from February through May was 30.2 billion gallons compared to an average of 37 billion gallons during the same timeframe in 2012 and 2013. February was chosen as the starting point for the analysis, because it was the first full month following the regional and statewide call for conservation.
Due to increasing costs of securing our water supply and decreasing revenues due to lower water use, the City of Roseville is implementing a temporary 15% rate adjustment in the form of a drought surcharge to be included on water billings as of June 15, 2014.
This adjustment will be applied only to customer's water usage. The cost to the average residential water customer will be about $2.
A guest commentary from Roseville Mayor, Susan Rohan.
On behalf of the Roseville City Council, I wanted to provide an update on where the City of Roseville is in responding to the current draft of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), which includes the twin water tunnel alternative. In December 2013, I provided the community with an update, in this newspaper, on where the city was with its comprehensive review of the BDCP. This review has taken several months and has relied on an array of legal, hydrological modeling and biologist expertise. With less than 30 days left for the public to comment on this document – I am left with a conclusion that says it all – the current draft of the BDCP is incomplete, fraught with bad assumptions, incorrect data and continues to provide an unclear picture on how the operation of the proposed twin tunnels will impact Folsom Lake – our primary water supply.
Updated July 25: Blue Oaks Boulevard from Crocker Ranch Road to Foothills Boulevard is being widened from two lanes in each direction, to three. Road resurfacing will also occur on Blue Oaks Boulevard between Crocker Ranch Road and Highway 65. Construction is underway weekdays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September 2014. To reduce traffic impact, night work may occur, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., July 28-31. View the upcoming construction schedule for details.