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We Are Roseville - August 3, 2021

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August 3, 2021


Folsom Lake 2021

Roseville calls for mandatory 20 percent water conservation in anticipation of worsening drought

Beginning August 9, water users throughout Roseville are required to reduce water use by 20 percent.

Although the City has adequate supply to meet demands, continued drought conditions throughout the fall and winter will further stress water supply at Folsom Lake and throughout California.

As part of the mandate, Roseville is implementing landscape watering restrictions, including designated watering days.

Learn more about the restrictions and ways to reduce your water use.


House calls

Save water with the help of house calls and rebates

Did you know that your bathroom is the largest consumer of indoor water? Save water one flush at a time with a rebate for replacing your old toilet with a newer, more efficient model.

Save water outdoors by swapping out lawn-heavy landscaping for more water-wise alternatives with the Cash for Grass rebate.

Plus, be sure to take advantage of Water Wise House Calls for a free assessment of your current water use and recommendations for ways to save.

Learn more


Rate workshop

Public workshops scheduled for proposed electric rate adjustments

The cost of delivering utility services continues to rise, from meeting changing regulatory requirements to maintaining our workforce. To keep pace with these changes, Roseville Electric Utility is recommending necessary rate adjustments.

Please join us to learn more about these proposed changes at one of our three public workshops:

  • August 12, 5:30 p.m. – Martha Riley Library
  • August 26, 5:30 p.m. – Maidu Community Center
  • August 31, 5:30 p.m. – Microsoft Teams virtual meeting

Our workshops will cover the proposed rate changes and provide an opportunity to ask questions. For additional information and a registration link for our virtual meeting, visit roseville.ca.us/rates.


Plan ahead

Tips to save energy during peak hours

Conservation is something we can all take part in to make a difference. When electricity demand is highest (between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.), there are simple steps you can take to save energy:

  • Set air conditioning thermostat to 78 degrees, if health permits.
  • Do not use major appliances (e.g. oven, dishwasher, clothes dryer).
  • Turn off unnecessary lights in your home.
  • Unplug unused electrical devices and power strips.
  • Close blinds and drapes to keep the heat from the sun out.
  • Use fans when possible.

Roseville Electric Utility has a number of resources available to ensure you are receiving the most up-to-date information and conservation tips. Find out more by visiting roseville.ca.us/planahead.


paying bills

Find help with rent and utlility payments

If you’re a renter having trouble paying your rent, utilities, or other housing costs – or if you’re a landlord trying to stay afloat with tenants in this situation – help may be available.

State and local programs are distributing billions of dollars in rental assistance to help renters stay housed during the pandemic.

Visit this Rental Assistance Finder to find out what this means for you and what you can do.


Park naming

Want to help name a Roseville park?

The City is currently accepting park naming suggestions for seven new parks. For names to be considered, they must be submitted through the formal process.

The deadline to submit is 3 p.m. Friday, August 6.

Learn more about the parks and how to submit


Big trucks

Big Trucks Summer is happening now

Hop on board with the Utility Exploration Center from now until August 5 while we take our BIG TRUCKS on a Utilities Adventure!

Explore how our friends Robert, Sarah, Isabella, and Andre reduce water and electricity use, put trash in the right place, and stop sewer clogs. Plus, discover new games and activities with a chance to win prizes.

Visit roseville.ca.us/bigtrucks to learn more.


2021 Utilities Youth Art Contest

Get your creativity on with Utilities Youth Art Contest

Calling all young artists and visionaries! Roseville Utilities Youth Art Contest began last week, so break out the paint, chalk, pens, pencils, crayons, or whatever you choose! Using the theme “Where Utilities Meet Life,” go wild and don’t hold back while you show us those artistic skills!

Hurry up and get those creative juices flowing because the deadline for entry is August 5.

View contest details and more


Workshop

Free virtual workshop for Roseville teachers

All Roseville teachers are invited to attend a free workshop, Low Floor, High Ceiling - Making Science Tasks More Spacious.

Low Floor, High Ceiling experiences are those with easy access points for all learners (low floor), and the potential for expansive thinking (high ceiling). 

September 27
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Register here

The workshop is presented by the California Academy of Sciences and hosted by Roseville’s Utility Exploration Center.


Vernon Street Parking Garage

Plan ahead for termporary closures of Vernon Street Parking Garage

The Vernon Street Parking Garage is undergoing painting and re-striping, August 8 through August 18.

Please plan ahead for temporary closures if you are headed to the downtown area. The Vernon Street Parking Garage is located next to Blue Line Arts. 

View the schedule and alternative parking options.


Road construction ahead sign, orange sign against blue sky

Road resurfacing ahead

Watch for road resurfacing work coming to these areas:

  • Foothills Blvd between Cirby Way and Denio Loop: Beginning August 5
  • Douglas Blvd between Sierra Gardens Drive and Sierra College Blvd: Beginning August 9
  • Blue Oaks Blvd between Fiddyment Road and Crocker Ranch Road: Beginning August 10
  • Sierra College Blvd between Eureka Road and the southern city limits: Beginning August 13
  • Riverside Avenue between Darling Way and the southern city limits: Beginning August 19

Keep an eye on digital message boards for current work times. Construction will be scheduled to minimize traffic disruption and may occur at night. Schedules are subject to change due to weather, equipment and other conditions.

You’ll first see preparation work and pavement removal. Then there will be a few weeks before new layer of asphalt is added.

Please travel with care in work zones.

Learn more and view a map of other areas scheduled for resurfacing: roseville.ca.us/resurfacing


Creek

Protecting our community against natural and manmade hazards

Roseville takes a proactive approach to reducing our community's vulnerabilities to potential natural and manmade hazards.

Since 2005 we’ve developed and consistently updated our Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. This means Roseville is eligible for federal disaster funding in emergencies as well as project funding to further reduce potential risks. This thoughtful planning also helps us maintain the nation’s top FEMA flood protection rating which reduces your flood insurance rates. 

The 2020 progress report is now available following City Council adoption on July 21.

Learn more by visiting roseville.ca.us/hazardplan.


UPCOMING CITY MEETINGS

View meeting agendas and minutes

City Council - 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 4

Planning Commission - 6:30 p.m., Thursday, August 12

Parks and Recreation Commission - 6 p.m., Monday, September 6

Transportation Commission -  6 p.m., Tuesday, September 21

Public Utilities Commission - 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 24

Law and Regulation Committee - 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 25

Grants Advisory Commission - August meeting canceled

Roseville Independent Redistricting Commission - 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 27

Design Committee - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, August 19
Civic Center Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Economic Development Advisory Committee - 1:30 p.m., Monday, August 16
Civic Center Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

Senior Commission - 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 11

Unless otherwise noted, Council and Commission meetings are held in the Roseville City Council Chambers at 311 Vernon Street. 

Meetings held in the City Council Chambers can be viewed live online or on demand on the City’s website and on the City’s YouTube channel.


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