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Oak Street Improvement Project construction update
News ImagePhase 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.

UEC Summer Camp Enables Makers to Explore STEM and Recycling Careers
News ImageAt “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.

Temporary rate adjustment needed due to drought
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.

Possible night work on Blue Oaks widening and resurfacing project
News ImageUpdated 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.

Community coming together to help meet water reduction target in the face of persistent drought
Although the storms in February and March were a welcomed sight, the recent snow pack survey completed on May 1, shows snow pack at just 18 percent of average for this time of year. With the precipitation season over and with a limited runoff from the Sierra Nevada mountains expected, the summer and fall will continue to make this a challenging drought.

That is why it is so critical that Roseville water customers help do their part to help reduce water use this year by 20 percent. So far, Roseville residents and businesses have responded by reducing overall water demand this year through April by 12.6%.

January had above average usage, bringing down the overall savings, but customers responded to the City's drought declaration with an average 20% reduction from February through April. This response shows that our community is taking this direct situation seriously and community members are doing their part to reduce water use through efficiency.

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.

You Are Not Alone--Roseville Police offering new telephone reassurance program for disabled and homebound seniors
News ImageThe Roseville Police Department is offering a new telephone reassurance program for disabled or housebound senior residents. Police volunteers will call residents enrolled in this free, voluntary program at a pre-arranged day and time each week to check on their well-being.

Roseville PD making it easier to reunite theft and burglary victims with their stolen property
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The Roseville Police Department has launched an online property room, with the goal of getting recovered property items back to their rightful owners

The Roseville Police Department property clerks have started an online property room at www.roseville.ca.us/recoveredproperty The website includes small pictures and brief descriptions of unclaimed property.



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.

Grant Applications Available for Citizens' Benefit Fund and R.E.A.C.H. Fund
News ImageApplications are now available online for the Citizen's Benefit Fund and REACH grants. Those interested in applying for these grants should watch the video of the informational and training meeting held on January 14, 2014 in the City Council Chambers. This video can be accessed from the Grants homepage or COR-TV Video Streaming Center.

The estimated total funding available for the 2014/2015 funding cycle is $237,900. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.


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.

Roseville named one of top tech cities in U.S.
News ImageThe Center for Digital Government (CDG) named the City of Roseville, California one of the top technologically progressive and innovative cities its size in the United States for 2013. This marks the third time in four years Roseville has finished as one of the top five highly ranked cities based on population in the CDG's annual Digital Cities Survey.

Sierra College and four universities partner with the City of Roseville to create a University Center
News ImageThe City of Roseville along with Sierra College, California State University Sacramento, University of the Pacific, Brandman University, and William Jessup University signed a memorandum of understanding November 6, 2013 to work toward establishing a University Center for higher education in Roseville.

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