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Free Wi-Fi in Vernon Street Town Square
News ImageIn time for event season, visitors to the area around the Vernon Street Town Square in Downtown Roseville will now be able to connect to the internet via a free wireless network thanks to a partnership between the City of Roseville and Consolidated Communications. The free Wi-Fi service is available along Vernon Street between Taylor Street and Lincoln Street.

The Vernon Street Town Square has attracted more than 100,000 visitors since it opened in August 2013, hosting a variety of events including concerts, festivals, farmers markets, wine tastings, yoga classes and children's story time.

Yomen: A Spring Celebration
News ImageCelebrate and experience California Indian culture during Yomen: A Spring Celebration 10am-2pm on Saturday, April 25. Come to the Maidu Museum's biggest event of the year and bring the entire family for FREE. See tribal dancers, basket weavers, pound acorns, make an pine nut beaded bracelet, shop at the craft fair and try the tasty Indian tacos.

New speed feedback sign for Fiddyment Road
News ImageThe City of Roseville Public Works Department installed a new radar speed feedback sign on southbound Fiddyment Road near Settler’s Ridge Way in mid-March. This new sign was funded in part by the Placer County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee (LCBC). The sign displays the speed of approaching vehicles, making drivers more aware of the lower speed limit when entering the City of Roseville.

Pioneering Cardiac Care Program Launches in Roseville
News ImageThe City of Roseville Fire Department is pioneering a new way to improve the survival rates of cardiac patients. In partnership with Kaiser Permanent Roseville and Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Roseville Fire has moved to the next frontier of timely medical treatment.

A quick update: Roseville’s water supply
News ImageRoseville’s drinking water comes from surface water supplies from Folsom Lake. The Federal Bureau of Reclamation, as part of the Central Valley Project, manages this facility. Every year, the Bureau announces an annual water allocation that describes the amount of water Roseville will receive. Last year, we received 50 percent of normal. This year, the Bureau said that the initial allocation is 25 percent of normal, based on precipitation, snow pack and other factors currently.


University of Warwick announces major presence in Placer County
News ImageThe University of Warwick, a leading research university in the United Kingdom, announced February 12, 2015 that it will move forward with plans to establish a major presence in California, which ultimately would include a campus in Placer County that could accommodate up to 6,000 students.

"The significance of The University of Warwick's intention to move ahead with a campus in Placer County can’t be overemphasized. Warwick’s presence is pivotal to the realization of the innovation corridor of higher education in Placer County, and its international reputation will raise the profile of our region on a much broader scale," Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia said.


Roseville City Council appoints Bob Schmitt as new City Attorney
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At its February 4 meeting, the Roseville City Council named Bob Schmitt as the new City Attorney effective February 21, 2015. Schmitt, who has served as Assistant City Attorney since 2007, will replace Brita Bayless, who is retiring after 13 years of city employment including more than 8 years as City Attorney.


Richard Plecker named new Environmental Utilities Director
News ImageToday, City Manager Ray Kerridge welcomed Richard Plecker as the City of Roseville Environmental Utilities Director.


Commuter Extra Service & Route Updates
News ImageEffective as of Monday, January 26, 2015: Roseville Transit now offers two Monday - Thursday extra service routes on an interim basis to serve increased Commuter passenger demand. Also, updates have been made to Commuter Routes AM 2, PM 8, and PM 9.

Grant Applications Now Available for Citizens' Benefit and R.E.A.C.H. Funds
News ImageApplications for the Citizens Benefit Fund and REACH Fund 2015 grants are now available. Those interested in applying for these grants can apply online through ZoomGrants. The estimated total funding available for the 2015/2016 funding cycle is $231,000. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Thursday, February 12, 2015.


Roseville named one of top tech cities in United States for 2014
News ImageThe Center for Digital Government (CDG) has named the City of Roseville, California one of the top technologically progressive and innovative cities its size in the United States for 2014. This marks the fourth time in five years Roseville has finished as one of the top five highly ranked cities based on population in the CDG’s annual Digital Cities Survey.

“Roseville is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and citizen engagement. Being a technologically advanced city means a higher quality of life for our residents and important advantages and cost savings for our businesses” said Hong Sae, Chief Information Officer for the City of Roseville. “This award is a great honor and an outstanding achievement for the city.”

Roseville Housing Authority celebrates 40 years of providing safe, affordable housing in Roseville and Rocklin
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The City of Roseville Housing Authority is celebrating 40 years of providing rental assistance to low-income residents of Roseville and Rocklin. Since 1974, the Roseville Housing Authority has awarded more than $70 million in federal funds for rental assistance in Roseville and Rocklin.

The Roseville Housing Authority currently provides rental assistance for 637 households through the federal Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. Eighty percent of households receiving rental assistance in Roseville and Rocklin have a head of household who is either elderly or disabled.



New online bidding service streamlines doing business with the City
News ImageThe City of Roseville is now partnering with Public Purchase for posting, notifying and awarding of all formal requests for quotes (RFQs) and request for proposals (RFPs). This free e-Procurement service provides a single location to view all open requests for quotation and award information for previous RFQs, RFPs, and RFIs issued through the Public Purchase website.

S&P raises Roseville credit rating
News ImageStandard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its issuer credit rating on the City of Roseville one notch to 'AA+' from 'AA' in its latest review published April 1. The upgrade is based on Rosevilles strong economy, strong budget flexibility and strong budget management according to Standard & Poor's.

This credit rating upgrade has the potential to save the City hundreds of thousands of dollars with future bond issuances. The debt service savings to the City on the issuance of $35 million in bonds would be $500,000.

Roseville announces mandatory 20 percent water use reduction due to persistent drought conditions
News ImageDue to persistent drought conditions, the City of Roseville has announced mandatory water use restrictions of 20 percent for its residential and commercial water customers effective immediately.

The water use reductions also require commercial water customers to reduce their outdoor irrigation by 30 percent, bans the washing of cars without a water nozzle or without going to a commercial car wash, prohibits washing of hardscape surfaces unless for health and safety purposes, and prohibits water waste.

“Although our recent storms were welcome, we are still in a drought and the coming months may prove to be challenging with the record low precipitation and snow pack that we have received,” said Ed Kriz, Environmental Utilities Director.



Clarkson University to Bring New Higher Education Options to Placer County Region
Clarkson University officials will be in the Placer County region this week to introduce area professionals to new graduate programs options and to advance an emerging technology education partnership with Sierra College undergraduates.

"We see Clarkson’s partnership with Sierra College in offering high caliber programs that are in high demand right here in our region as another success for Roseville’s Higher Education Task Force efforts,” said Roseville City Councilmember Dr. Tim Herman, chair of the task force.

Water Supply Update - January 8, 2014
Watch the water supply update presentation from the January 8, 2014 City Council meeting by Environmental Utilities Director Ed Kriz.

Roseville residents and businesses asked to voluntarily reduce water use by 20 percent due to dry conditions
News ImageThe City of Roseville is calling for a voluntary 20 percent reduction in water use by its residents and businesses. The call for the voluntary water use reduction comes during an unprecedented period of dry conditions that have significantly depleted the water available from Folsom Reservoir, Roseville's main water supply.

To help with the voluntary 20 percent water use reduction, the City of Roseville is offering these water efficiency tips:

1. Residents and businesses should monitor water use on their utility bill. An easy way to do this is to sign up for the city’s Water Insight online program at www.roseville.waterinsight.com.

2. Reduce irrigation – shut off outdoor irrigation and only water if landscape becomes stressed.

Seeking volunteer Crossing Guards and Bike/Walk Ambassadors
News ImageRoseville Safe Routes to School is looking for passionate people to volunteer. Become a Bike / Walk Ambassador or Crossing Guard and help make our neighborhoods more bicycle and pedestrian friendly!

Seeking volunteer Transit Ambassadors
News ImageMake an important contribution by giving people more freedom by teaching them how to use the local public transportation network. Trained Transit Ambassadors offer assurance, experience, information, and a friendly face to new passengers.

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