Roseville Mayor Rohan gives State of the City address WednesdayBy: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
After serving for the past eight years, Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan delivered her final State of the City address in council chambers Wednesday night.
Rohan started out by highlighting how Roseville has grabbed the some of the top spots in the nation among certain lists. That includes safest cities, best places to raise a family in California, top three places nationally for millennials to buy homes, one of the lowest-cost places in California to do business and one of the most playful cities nationwide.
“Adding to that, last month, we were ranked one of the best cities for first-time homebuyers,” Rohan added.
The mayor also highlighted the city’s new commercial development and growth.
“This past year, work was started on many new, large, long-term commercial projects,” Rohan said.
These projects include:
A five-story corporate headquarters for Adventist Health
New medical office buildings and a new parking garage for Kaiser Permanente’s Riverside campus
Significant expansion at Sutter Roseville Medical Center
A medical-supply distribution facility for McKesson’s new Roseville location
232 apartments under construction in Campus Oaks
Two new hotels under construction next to Top Golf
An athletic-club facility to be operated by Villa Sport
The start of grading at the Sierra Vista Specific Plan site.
Even though Roseville has seen much growth, Rohan stressed that the city is now at a crossroads.
“Our City Council and staff have remained laser-focused through decades of careful planning that gained the attention and respect of a savvy business community,” Rohan said. “Our ‘all important’ community engagement ensures that Roseville remains on track with providing the amenities that young professionals, families and seniors want.”
“But we’re at a critical juncture in our city’s development. Factors outside our control are driving down our revenues and increasing our expenses,” Rohan said. “We must recognize the significance of the responsibility we have as residents today to decide the kind of Roseville we want to live in for the next several decades.”
Rohan also talked about Roseville’s new City Manager, Dominick Casey.
“Dom impressed the council with his leadership, vision, energy and commitment to our community for the long-term. Dom lives here in Roseville with his wife and four children,” Rohan said. “We’re so pleased to have Dom running the day-to-day operations of our city.”