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Media Tip Sheet
|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.
|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 public is invited to a planning meeting Monday, October 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., to help prepare for the future. The Center is midway through a planning process that began earlier this year to update the 3,000 square foot exhibit hall and develop a new, one-acre outdoor extension.|
|Have you seen our new video highlighting the people, places, events and lifestyle of Roseville? This Is Our Roseville. Take a look.|
|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.