In a recent Press Tribune article explaining a recent 3% pay increase for certain city employees Roseville Vice-Mayor Susan Rohan confirmed some of the things I’ve been telling everyone (that is willing to listen) about Roseville of late…
Here are a few words from the article.
“…I think you should know that Roseville is doing much better than most. The Sacramento region was hit very hard by the collapse of the housing market and may suffer more as the state lays off employees and reduces its spending. For its part, the City of Roseville reduced its workforce by 15 percent, and reduced compensation to stabilize the fiscal situation. Additionally we will be asking employees to pay 8 percent to 9 percent of their pay towards retirement costs later this year.
Welcome to the “new normal.” On the positive side, our foreclosure rates are some of the lowest in the region and our real estate values are restabilizing, while others continue to drop. We have had more new businesses opening and more job development here than many others in the region. Our schools and public services remain excellent and our utilities are amongst the most affordable in the region. Roseville is healthy and poised to take advantage of any new opportunities, well ahead of our competition…”
Things aren’t all that bad around here. I don’t get that from this article, I see it every day!