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|We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday shopping experience in Roseville. From Black Friday through the month of December, extra officers will be working in our major retail areas, both in uniform and undercover, to increase safety and prevent thefts. Read on for ways you can improve your own security when you're shopping, whether in person or online.|
|The crisp chill of fall is in the air, and with it comes the desire to cook comfort food. Roasted meats, vegetables and potatoes are fall favorites in many homes. With chicken, roast, and turkey that will soon grace our tables for a holiday feast, comes FOG. No, we’re not referring to the weather again; FOG is the industry term for Fats, Oils and Grease.|
|Roseville Electric Utility’s refrigerator rebate program is closed. Customers who have not yet received rebate checks and have questions can call Roseville Electric Utility at 916.797-6937, Mondays through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 pm., excluding holidays.|
|Phony "IRS agents" have been busy calling residents with bogus stories about delinquent taxes, imminent arrests & deportations, and other false claims. Here's some good advice from the IRS.|
|Several street closures are planned in the downtown Roseville area during upcoming holiday events. Plan on taking alternate routes during these temporary closures.|
|Water is too precious to use just once. That’s why Roseville blazed the trail to develop a “new” water source for a sustainable future. Roseville’s recycled water program, which started in the 1990s with a single commercial customer, has since grown to become an important and safe resource. Now, residents and businesses looking for ways to keep their landscapes healthy – especially high-valued trees – can now take advantage of recycled water.|
|Roseville is among the top 35 places to live in the United States, according to a study conducted by 24/7 Wall St.|
The study was based data on the 550 U.S. cities with populations of 65,000 or more as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. The rankings are based on a range of variables, including crime rates, employment growth, access to restaurants and attractions, educational attainment, and housing affordability.
|Way to go, Roseville! We reduced water use in October by 35.48 percent over this time two years ago. Continued savings still necessary to meet ongoing drought conditions and statewide water reduction targets.|
|In an effort to maintain financial stability and continue to deliver clean and plentiful water to Roseville water customers, Environmental Utilities is proposing changes to the water utility rate structure and is recommending a two-year rate increase. The proposal includes a change from tiered to uniform rates, increases in consumption rates to meet rising expenses, and the elimination of the 15 percent water shortage surcharge that took effect in June 2014. Roseville City Council will consider this proposal at its December 16 council meeting.|
|Oct. 20, 2015—Roseville Acting City Manager Rob Jensen announced today the appointment of Rick Bartee as the city's next Fire Chief. |
Bartee will join Roseville following a 34-year career with the Phoenix Fire Department, from which he’s retiring as assistant chief this month. He takes the helm at the Roseville Fire Department on Nov. 2.
Finalists from a nationwide search were invited to a daylong session of interviews with three panels: An industry panel comprising fire service professionals, a community panel including the mayor and community leaders, and a staff panel comprising city department heads. Bartee emerged as the top candidate among all three panels.
|Roseville’s popular Fall Front Yard Leaf Pickup Program is underway through mid-January 2016, weather permitting. |
Our dual-strategy residential program keeps fallen front yard leaves and debris from clogging stormwater drains and washing into our creeks and streams, disturbing the sensitive ecological balance and threatening plants and wildlife.
|Roseville is the 10th best city in California for families according to a recent survey by WalletHub.com.|
WalletHub compared 240 California cities across 22 key metrics. The metrics range from the number of attractions to the number of pediatricians per capita to unemployment rate.
Roseville ranked well above average in several categories including being tied for first statewide in number of playgrounds per capita.
Roseville was also ranked in the top three percent for housing affordability and top seven percent for median family salary.
|Starting October 5, watering times for Roseville water customers will change to one-day-per-week (drip irrigation is excluded). |
In May, the City of Roseville increased its drought stage to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) aimed at reducing statewide water use for all California water agencies.
|The City of Roseville Environmental Utilities is holding two community meetings in October to update customers on proposed changes to the water utility rate structure and proposed rate increase.|
|Have you seen our new video highlighting the people, places, events and lifestyle of Roseville? This Is Our Roseville. Take a look.|
At their September 17 meeting, Roseville's City Council voted to enact a social host ordinance. The ordinance was introduced and approved by City Council at its first reading on September 2, reaffirmed at its second reading on September 17, and will go into effect on October 16. Social host ordinances allow law enforcement to cite the hosts of parties that include under-age drinking or the use of marijuana and other drugs by minors. Read on for more information about the new ordinance.
|Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia and Acting City Manager Rob Jensen spoke to a crowd of about 250 residents and business leaders at the 2015 State of the City Address, given September 16, 2015 at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville. |
Text and video of their remarks can be seen here.
|At their meeting September 2, the Roseville City Council approved the construction contract for a new city office building at 316 Vernon Street replacing the existing City Hall Annex building.|
The construction schedule is aggressive. The City has an agreement with Sierra College to lease a floor of the building to be ready for their semester classes beginning January 2017.
We expect to keep all streets open around the site during construction, with some short intermittent closures during the delivery of building materials.
On August 25, 2015, Acting Roseville City Manager Rob Jenson appointed Dominick Casey as Assistant City Manager on a permanent basis, transitioning from the "acting" capacity that he had been serving in for the past several weeks.
Casey, the City's Parks, Recreation & Libraries Director since 2011, will be an instrumental part of the search for a new Parks, Recreation & Libraries director that will get underway immediately.