Proposed FY 2017-18 City budget now available

The City of Roseville's proposed operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 is now available for review. The $507 million proposed citywide budget includes the City’s General Fund departments, Roseville Electric Utility, Water Utility, Wastewater Utility and Solid Waste Utility.

The Council will hold its next budget hearings beginning at 4 p.m. on June 6 in the Roseville City Council Chambers before it takes final action at its June 21 City Council meeting.

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.

City Council wants community input to help stabilize General Fund budget in coming years: Committee applications accepted until May 26

At its April 19 meeting, the Roseville City Council approved an effort called “Engage Roseville: A Community Conversation about Priorities.”

Extending through Spring 2018, the effort will involve residents, businesses, and others who have a stake in Roseville’s quality of life, in prioritizing city services and looking at options to match services levels with revenues. A key component will be the volunteer Community Priorities Advisory Committee.

Applications to serve on the committee has been extended until 3 p.m., May 26, 2017.

Roseville Electric Utility ranked 3rd in the Northwest for safety

Roseville Electric Utility was recognized in March as being among the safest community-owned utilities in the northwest. Roseville Electric Utility was ranked 3rd behind Pend Oreille Public Utility District in Washington and Homer Electric Association in Alaska.

“Safety is paramount at Roseville Electric Utility,” said Utility Director Michelle Bertolino. “Our low injury rate demonstrates our employees are committed to working safely. Creating and maintaining a safe work environment goes hand in hand with providing highly reliability energy.”

Affordable purchase housing opportunity at La Maison at Diamond Creek by Lennar Homes

News ImageLennar Homes is offering affordable homes at a Lennar community in West Roseville, with down payment assistance through the City of Roseville. A total of 4 middle income homes will be sold to income qualified households. Each affordable home has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a 2 bay garage and 1,438 sq. ft. of living space.

Help Roseville Police Keep Watch

News ImageHelp the Roseville Police Department "Keep Watch" on our City by signing up with our voluntary surveillance camera registry.


Innovative concrete paving project underway

Work to remove several asphalt streets and replace them with a new concrete surface is scheduled to begin mid-May. Portions of Hickory Street, Washington Boulevard, Atkinson Street and Denio Loop have been identified for reconstruction. By using roller compacted concrete instead of asphalt, we can better use our limited funding to repair more Roseville streets.

Library advocate and former Councilmember Martha Riley passes away at 82

We have some sad news to pass along. Former Roseville Councilmember and long standing library advocate Martha Riley passed away peacefully Sunday evening at the age of 82, surrounded by her children.

Roseville is among the nation's top solar communities

The City of Roseville is ranked in the Top Ten for solar.

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) places Roseville Electric Utility 9th nationally for having the most solar per customer in 2016. Roseville Electric Utility is the only community-owned electric power provider in the Sacramento region to be recognized by SEPA. This is the third time in the past decade that the City of Roseville has been recognized by SEPA.


Roseville ranks as the top place to raise a family in California

Roseville ranks as the top place to raise a family in California according to a new study by Smart SmartAsset analyzed 127 California cities.

Roseville offers young families a good education system combined with a strong local economy. Roseville ranks fourth in the number of high school graduates taking college preparatory courses and 93% of high school students graduate.

Roseville City Council approved an updated massage services ordinance

News ImageAt their May 17 meeting, the Roseville City Council approved in a 3-0 vote the first reading of an update to the Roseville Municipal Code regulating massage services.

The update brings Roseville's current ordinance into alignment with state law, and changes the focus of the ordinance to regulating massage businesses, rather than individual massage therapists and practitioners.

The purpose of the ordinance update is to support the beneficial practice of the healing art of massage, and to give the police department effective tools to combat illicit businesses.


Roseville Police Cadet rescues man from burning car

About 6 p.m. May 2, off-duty Roseville Police Cadet Kaitlyn McKinney witnessed a collision between two pickups on westbound I-80 between Rocklin Road and Highway 65. She pulled over to the accident scene, and ran up to the smaller of the two pickups. As she did so, the truck caught fire.

Watch the television report from CBS13.

Roseville City Council adopts resolution in support of Sutter Health's effort to end homelessness

Under a resolution adopted by the City Council, Roseville is voicing its support for Sutter Health's Getting to Zero campaign, a regional effort to end chronic homelessness by aligning programs and resources around a low-or-no barrier approach to housing individuals experiencing homelessness.

In December 2016, the city received a $250,000 matching grant through Getting to Zero to support its Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program, a new program the City is excited to introduce this year through former housing redevelopment funding.


Council discusses strategies to close $2M General Fund budget gap for FY2017-18

With a focus on maintaining fiscal soundness, the City Council held a budget workshop April 17 to discuss options to close a projected $2 million gap in the Fiscal Year 2017-18 General Fund budget.

You provide the labor, we'll provide the paint

News ImageThe “Beautifying My Neighborhood” Paint Program provides free exterior paint to eligible Roseville residents. Help beautify your neighborhood by putting a fresh coat of paint on your house!

City Manager Rob Jensen: City proactive in controlling labor costs

What does it take to deliver an excellent quality of life in a community? Good policies and great people.

Both have proven instrumental to Roseville’s ranking as one of the best places in the nation across a range of categories, including for safety, health, young families, entrepreneurs, and even being playful.

While our staff is passionate about delivering high-quality services that make Roseville the great community it is, the cost to provide services continues to escalate. As with any service provider, our highest cost is labor. Given this reality, I’m particularly thankful that the City’s labor groups and employees have been an integral part of the solution to managing labor costs. The changes we’ve made together still allow the City of Roseville to attract and retain competent, dedicated people to serve our community.