June 28, 2017 - From City Manager Rob Jensen: Today you will be hearing in news reports that the City of Sacramento has made a conditional offer to our Police Chief Daniel Hahn, to be its next police chief. The official announcement will come following the completion of a background check that is mandatory for law enforcement personnel. This could take up to four weeks to finalize.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Chief Hahn for the outstanding leadership he has provided in the six years he has served our city. During his tenure and with fantastic team work of the Roseville PD, our crime rates for violent and property crimes hit a 20-year low, and Roseville was named 21st safest city in the nation.
According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), an invasive insect known as the Asian Citrus Psyllid has been found in Roseville. Asian Citrus Psyllid, or ACP is a serious pest of citrus because it vectors a bacteria that is 100% fatal to citrus trees.
As a result of this detection, CDFA is placing a significant portion of the City of Roseville, as well as portions of Rocklin, Lincoln, North Highlands, Citrus Heights, and unincorporated Placer County under quarantine.
The Roseville City Council approved the City's operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 at its June 22, 2017 meeting. The $507 million citywide budget includes the City’s General Fund departments, Roseville Electric Utility, Water Utility, Wastewater Utility and Solid Waste Utility.
The General Fund portion is $137 million. The General Fund, which receives approximately 60 percent of its revenue from a portion of sales and property taxes collected in the city, funds services including public safety, public works, parks, recreation, and libraries.
Construction is scheduled July through October 2017 to widen Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard into the median, from Horncastle Avenue to just north of Pleasant Grove Boulevard. In spring 2018, widening will occur between Horncastle Avenue and Crimson Ridge Way. Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard widening makes the final connection between four-lane road segments to the north and south.
Environmental Utilities launched Sustain the Gains, a landscape makeovercontest designed to encourage continued efficient water use. Thewinning Roseville water customer will have their front yard re-imaginedand transformed into a low-water-use landscape.