Once again this October Mayor Susan Rohan, along with City Manager Dominick Casey, gave the State of The City Address in the City Council Chambers in Downtown Roseville. The Mayor focused on Roseville’s economic strength, and a number of accomplishments in the last year including several large and long-term projects (Adventist Health corporate headquarters), Roseville’s economic strength (97% of the industrial space in the city is filled), confirmed Roseville as a “retail powerhouse” in the region (retail space is at 95% occupancy), and mentioned the low unemployment rate (3.5%). A complete recording of the speech (and transcript) is available on the city’s website.
Mayor Rohan also discussed Roseville’s quality of life. In the last several years Roseville has been recognized as one of the nation’s safest cities, the best place to raise a family in California, one of the lowest cost places in California to do business, and one of the most playful cities in the country. Recently Roseville has also been ranked and recognized as:
- One of the best cities for first-time homebuyers
- Top 3 places for millennials to buy a home
- 24th best city to retire in America
- 37th healthiest city in America
- 45th for best public schools in America
- Ranked 2nd for English/Language Arts in Placer County
- Ranked 3rd in math statewide
The Mayor also emphasized the importance of partnerships in helping Roseville’s thriving infrastructure, as well as collaboration being a vital component to future progress.
City Manager Dominick Casey also shared some department updates, reviewed some of the current challenges, and discussed the city’s plan to address these challenges. Key points include:
- Become more data-driven
- Be open for business
- Protect our essential services and quality of life
- Protect our community’s investment by hiring great people
Reflecting on this last year Mayor Rohan said, “The state of our city is strong today, and we’re well aware that we can’t rest on our laurels. Our City Council and staff have remained laser-focused through decades of careful planning that has gained the attention and respect of a savvy business community. Our all important community engagement ensures that Roseville remains on track with providing the amenities that young professionals, families, and seniors want.”