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Call to save more water for Roseville customers

The City of Roseville announced additional water-use restrictions for Roseville water customers in light of Governor Brown’s Executive Order and the May 6 State Water Resources Control Board’s drought emergency action requiring increased statewide water-use reductions.

To meet the 25 percent statewide water reduction goal, City of Roseville customers are required to reduce water consumption by 28 percent over 2013, an 8 percent decrease from last year. This will require the implementation of more stringent drought provisions.

For residential customers, the most noticeable change includes watering day restrictions for outdoor irrigation. Watering days for residential turf will be limited to two days per week, Monday and Friday only, before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. Commercial customers will have watering days limited to Monday and Thursday.



Construction to begin at Lincoln Street and Linda Drive on bike trail segment and grading future fire station site
News ImageConstruction will begin in early June on grading the future site for a relocated Fire Station No. 1 at Lincoln Street and Linda Drive, and a segment of the Miner's Ravine Trail under the Lincoln Street bridge. Construction on the project is expected through December 2015.

Building Safety Month in May aims to keep you and your family safe
The City of Roseville joins California Building Officials and other local jurisdictions in celebrating Building Safety Month every year.

There are some ways you can ensure your family is living in a safe environment. California State Law requires smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to be installed in all Single Family Dwellings as of July 1, 2011.

Now on sale: $10 Summer Youth Bus Pass
News ImageThis summer get around town with the Summer Youth Bus Pass. $10 buys unlimited Local fixed-route rides, June 1 - August 31, on Roseville Transit, Placer County Transit, Auburn Transit, and Lincoln Transit. Buses travel to many area malls, movie theaters, restaurants, parks, neighborhoods, and more! No student ID required to purchase or use the pass. Passes are now on sale.

Get in gear for Bike Month
News ImageJoin others this May by riding your bike for errands, recreation, fitness, and commuting! May is Bike Month is a coordinated regional effort that brings visibility to bicycling as healthy and fun form of transportation, and reminds people to think about bicycling safely. Join the fun for a chance to win prizes!

City of Roseville and Placer Valley Tourism Advance Plans on Multi-Use Sports Complex
News ImageThe City of Roseville and Placer Valley Tourism are moving forward on plans to build a regional park with eight to 12 multi-use fields to strengthen Placer County’s draw as a major sports and recreation destination.

The Regional Sports Complex, located along the western edge of the Roseville city limits, will serve youth and amateur soccer, lacrosse, football, rugby and various other long field-specific sports teams.

Residential curb ramp ADA upgrades continue through mid-June
News ImageRoseville will be upgrading curb ramps to meet current ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards in advance of street resurfacing that is planned for later this summer. Work will take place in neighborhoods between Baseline and McAnally, and between Foothills and Americana/Revere.

Free Wi-Fi in Vernon Street Town Square
News ImageIn time for event season, visitors to the area around the Vernon Street Town Square in Downtown Roseville will now be able to connect to the internet via a free wireless network thanks to a partnership between the City of Roseville and Consolidated Communications. The free Wi-Fi service is available along Vernon Street between Taylor Street and Lincoln Street.

The Vernon Street Town Square has attracted more than 100,000 visitors since it opened in August 2013, hosting a variety of events including concerts, festivals, farmers markets, wine tastings, yoga classes and children's story time.

New speed feedback sign for Fiddyment Road
News ImageThe City of Roseville Public Works Department installed a new radar speed feedback sign on southbound Fiddyment Road near Settler’s Ridge Way in mid-March. This new sign was funded in part by the Placer County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee (LCBC). The sign displays the speed of approaching vehicles, making drivers more aware of the lower speed limit when entering the City of Roseville.

Pioneering Cardiac Care Program Launches in Roseville
News ImageThe City of Roseville Fire Department is pioneering a new way to improve the survival rates of cardiac patients. In partnership with Kaiser Permanent Roseville and Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Roseville Fire has moved to the next frontier of timely medical treatment.

A quick update: Roseville’s water supply
News ImageRoseville’s drinking water comes from surface water supplies from Folsom Lake. The Federal Bureau of Reclamation, as part of the Central Valley Project, manages this facility. Every year, the Bureau announces an annual water allocation that describes the amount of water Roseville will receive. Last year, we received 50 percent of normal. This year, the Bureau said that the initial allocation is 25 percent of normal, based on precipitation, snow pack and other factors currently.


University of Warwick announces major presence in Placer County
News ImageThe University of Warwick, a leading research university in the United Kingdom, announced February 12, 2015 that it will move forward with plans to establish a major presence in California, which ultimately would include a campus in Placer County that could accommodate up to 6,000 students.

"The significance of The University of Warwick's intention to move ahead with a campus in Placer County can’t be overemphasized. Warwick’s presence is pivotal to the realization of the innovation corridor of higher education in Placer County, and its international reputation will raise the profile of our region on a much broader scale," Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia said.


Roseville City Council appoints Bob Schmitt as new City Attorney
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At its February 4 meeting, the Roseville City Council named Bob Schmitt as the new City Attorney effective February 21, 2015. Schmitt, who has served as Assistant City Attorney since 2007, will replace Brita Bayless, who is retiring after 13 years of city employment including more than 8 years as City Attorney.


Richard Plecker named new Environmental Utilities Director
News ImageToday, City Manager Ray Kerridge welcomed Richard Plecker as the City of Roseville Environmental Utilities Director.


Commuter Extra Service & Route Updates
News ImageEffective as of Monday, January 26, 2015: Roseville Transit now offers two Monday - Thursday extra service routes on an interim basis to serve increased Commuter passenger demand. Also, updates have been made to Commuter Routes AM 2, PM 8, and PM 9.

Grant Applications Now Available for Citizens' Benefit and R.E.A.C.H. Funds
News ImageApplications for the Citizens Benefit Fund and REACH Fund 2015 grants are now available. Those interested in applying for these grants can apply online through ZoomGrants. The estimated total funding available for the 2015/2016 funding cycle is $231,000. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Thursday, February 12, 2015.


Roseville named one of top tech cities in United States for 2014
News ImageThe Center for Digital Government (CDG) has named the City of Roseville, California one of the top technologically progressive and innovative cities its size in the United States for 2014. This marks the fourth time in five years Roseville has finished as one of the top five highly ranked cities based on population in the CDG’s annual Digital Cities Survey.

“Roseville is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and citizen engagement. Being a technologically advanced city means a higher quality of life for our residents and important advantages and cost savings for our businesses” said Hong Sae, Chief Information Officer for the City of Roseville. “This award is a great honor and an outstanding achievement for the city.”

Roseville Housing Authority celebrates 40 years of providing safe, affordable housing in Roseville and Rocklin
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The City of Roseville Housing Authority is celebrating 40 years of providing rental assistance to low-income residents of Roseville and Rocklin. Since 1974, the Roseville Housing Authority has awarded more than $70 million in federal funds for rental assistance in Roseville and Rocklin.

The Roseville Housing Authority currently provides rental assistance for 637 households through the federal Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. Eighty percent of households receiving rental assistance in Roseville and Rocklin have a head of household who is either elderly or disabled.



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.

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.

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