ROCKLIN CITY MANAGER ENLIGHTENS!!!

Early Wednesday morning is a great time to hear the Rocklin City Manager, Rick Horst, boast about how great volunteerism is...and the Rotary Club of Rocklin/Loomis Basin exemplifies that statement!!

Rick also shared with us the current "state" of the City and what is going well in Rocklin!!

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According to Rick, "Volunteerism involves engagement...he believes in it, knows it is at the heart of our City and is critical to the life of a City."

He discussed what is going well in Rocklin:

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The City of Rocklin is doing well:

  • We have new shopping centers;
  • The Council is very cautious about their money;
  • It will be another 10 years before the City is build out (all land developed) and we will be at about 82,000 people, and revenue streams will diminish dramatically;
  • Therefore, we have a 10-year objective to
    • Transition the budget to recurring funds; 
    • Look at land uses
    • Take care of the $6M leakage of revenue into other communities;
    • Complete the Highway 65/Whitney Ranch development interchange;
    • Take care of City property and beautify downtown;
    • Create ziplines, rock climbing and other activities in the Big Gun Quarry area;
    • Decrease the business license expenses to encourage job growth and investments from businesses

Not a new quote, but Rick states "You have to invest money to make money!"

There was some discussion about the roundabouts, with the consensus that these cost less money than 4-way traffic lights at those intersections.  And, guess what, there may be more coming!!

It was a pleasure to hear all that Rick had to share...what a great place to live and work - Rocklin!!!