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It's Crunch Time. Take 15 minutes to save water.
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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.



Apply now for Roseville Citizen's Police Awareness Academy
News ImageWant 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 thru Thursday Sept. 22 - 25 & Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Roseville Police Department.

Town Square Spray Reopened
News ImageThe Vernon Street Town Square spray ground repairs have been completed and it is now open 12 -7 p.m. daily. Come down to enjoy and cool off.

When Green Means STOP
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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.



Oak Street Improvement Project construction update
News ImagePhase two of construction is underway. Beginning July 28, the sidewalk at the south corner of Lincoln and Vernon Streets will be closed to pedestrians (view map). Work on this section of sidewalk is 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.

Leadership Roseville applications due 7/25
Sponsored by the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Roseville program is designed to educate and develop effective community leaders who will help create a spirit of cooperation for the resolution of future community challenges. Application deadline is July 25th for annual program that begins in September. For more information, visit the Roseville Chamber of Commerce Leadership page

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Roseville named a Train Town USA, given rotary snow plow by Union Pacific
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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."



Want To Name A Park?
News ImageRoseville residents have until 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 29 to submit their naming suggestions for two new parks. The parks to be named include two neighborhood parks scheduled for construction. The City's Park Naming Subcommittee will review all suggestions and make recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Commission and the City Council. All park names are approved by the City Council.

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.

Join the Maidu Museum Volunteer Team
News ImageHave fun learning about local history and native culture by joining our team of docent volunteers. After training, volunteer docents lead tours of the Maidu Museum & Historic Site. Training starts July 28.

Sacramento Region Significantly Reduces Water Use in Response to Drought
News ImageSacramento-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.

City of Roseville 2015 Adopted Budget Document Now Available
News ImageThe 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]

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.

Roseville Press Tribune: Another View: Latest BDCP unclear, incomplete and unacceptable
News ImageA 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.

Night work for Blue Oaks widening and resurfacing project
News ImageUpdated July 18: 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 will occur, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., July 21-22 and potentially July 23. View the upcoming construction schedule for details.

Campaign and Election Signs
News ImageThe Roseville Municipal Code outlines requirements for temporary noncommercial signs, as well as enforcement of the Ordinance. By definition, an election sign is a type of noncommercial sign.



Participate in the Future of Your Community
News ImageOn November 4, 2014, city voters will select two members of our community to serve on the Roseville City Council. The two council seats are currently held by Mayor Susan Rohan and Councilmember Tim Herman. Both Rohan and Herman are incumbents and eligible to be candidates in the next election. The Roseville Charter stipulates that members are eligible to serve two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms.

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.

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