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We Are Roseville - February 2, 2021


February 2, 2021

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COVID vaccination update in Placer County

The Placer County Public Health Division is currently conducting vaccine clinics for:

  • Health care workers in Phase 1A priority groups (Tiers 1-3)
  • Placer County residents 65 and older in Phase 1B
  • Education, childcare and emergency services workers employed in Placer County in Phase 1B

Check back at placer.ca.gov/vaccineclinics and text PLACERVACCINE to 898211 to receive vaccine updates. Make sure your health care provider has your current contact information.

State eviction moratorium extended, help provided for tenants and small property owners

Last week, Governor Newsom signed legislation to extend the state’s landmark eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021.

The legislation pauses evictions for tenants who declare under penalty of perjury an inability to pay all or part of the rent due to a COVID-related reason. Tenants are still responsible for paying unpaid amounts to property owners, but those unpaid amounts cannot be the basis for an eviction, even after the moratorium ends.

The legislation also establishes the State Rental Assistance Program to allocate the $2.6 billion in federal rental assistance California will receive. The program will target aid to income-qualified tenants most at-risk with unpaid back rent. Assistance will also be extended to property owners who agree to waive 20 percent of unpaid rent.

Find more here

Fire Chief Rick Bartee

United in Community Service: A message from Roseville Fire Chief Rick Bartee

I shared a version of this message with our Roseville Fire Department last summer, following George Floyd’s death.

Now as we begin Black History Month, our city staff asked me to share this message with our community.

After some consideration, I agreed. As the city’s first Black fire chief and first Black firefighter, I feel a responsibility to do so.

After witnessing the violence and struggle that has occurred over the centuries for so many groups, it is staggering to try and understand why something that causes so much pain, hate, and anger continues to exist. Hate, racism, and bigotry are a systemic issue across the globe. Our history in the United States regarding discrimination is unacceptable. It must change.

In my close to 40 years of being in the Fire service I for one can attest to the struggles of many of these people through my personal first hand experiences of racism, discrimination, or bigotry while on-duty from inside and outside a much larger organization than I am in today. Speaking of them still stirs great emotion.

I cannot change the past, however, I will continue to shape the future.

In so many ways, as firefighters we are fortunate to play the role we do right now in society. We are helpers, we are protectors and we are professional problem solvers. As firefighters we are on the front lines during the most critical emergencies in communities. When we put on a fire department uniform and come to work, we support each other and all of our community.

  • We demonstrate unyielding professionalism and personal accountability from everyone, in every aspect of our performance.
  • We treat each other and the public with dignity and respect. It is our diversity of strength that makes us so successful in serving the public. As written on the side of all of Roseville Fire apparatus, “Our Family Protecting Yours.” That is our mission.
  • Kindness, patience, compassion, and consideration go a long way to strengthening our ties to the community and to each other. People have long memories and we want to make those recollections positive.

Firefighting is an inherently dangerous job. Our role in society is to help, not harm. As firefighters we must support one another and a community that is hurting. We can only accomplish this through acceptance and understanding.

Our city's future is unfolding in front of our very eyes. Let us do what we pledged when we put on the blue shirt and make things better. Let us do it for every individual in history who suffered from the terrible actions or words brought on by those who hate.

We will continue to stand together for each other and the community we serve, demonstrate our organizational philosophy in every interaction, and take care of each other.

My most profound hope is that real dialogue will result in true change. That change will not happen overnight and in the meantime, we have a job to do. We will do it best if we remain united.

Placer Mayors

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The City of Roseville is in the process of selecting Roseville’s next police chief. Your input will help inform this process.

Sign up for FlashVote and take the brief survey

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City looks to gather community views on local government and services

To get a comprehensive and accurate picture of Roseville residents’ perspectives about local government, the City of Roseville is conducting the National Community Survey.

The survey results will inform the City’s strategic plan, budget, and shed light on perceptions about city and community services.

In January, 3,000 randomly selected Roseville households distributed throughout the city were invited by mail to participate in the survey.  In February, all Roseville residents will have the opportunity to participate in an online survey.

Find out more


Help develop new City Council district boundaries - Application deadline extended

A Roseville Independent Redistricting Commission made up entirely of community members is being formed to establish City Council district boundaries based on the 2020 Census.

The application deadline has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, March 5.

More information and applications forms can be found here.

CA Relief Grant

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant program opens today

Round 2 applications for the Small Business Relief Grant opens today, Tuesday, Feb. 2. This is the final application window. Applicants who applied but did not receive funds in round 1 do not need to apply again. They will automatically be entered in round 2.

Visit CAReliefGrant.com.

Placer Shares summary

Placer Shares grants provide critical community support

Placer County shared over $16 million with local nonprofits and small businesses through the Placer Shares grant program.

Thanks to partners Sierra Business Council, Placer Community Foundation, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, and area chambers, cities, towns, and downtown associations for supporting this vital program.

Watch this short video about Placer Shares 

Traffic delays around Highway 65 / Stanford Ranch / Galleria interchange on February 3

Expect delays around the Highway 65 / Stanford Ranch / Galleria Boulevard interchange on Wednesday, February 3 for the funeral procession of Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff Adam Gibson.

Services are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at approximately 1:15 p.m.

Get more details here.

Electric bright ideas rebates

New energy efficiency rebate available

If you are looking for easy ways to save energy and money, we have a new program for you.

Our Bright ideas rebates are simple, low cost, readily available, and easy to install. This program includes smart thermostats, occupancy sensors, LED bulbs, and smart strips … even ENERGY STAR®certified TVs!

Check out our new series of rebates today at roseville.ca.us/brightideas.

Important COVID-19 links:

Reopen Placer

City of Roseville COVID-19 information

COVID-19 in California

Placer County COVID-19 information

California Department of Public Health


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