Rosemont is the community in Sacramento County, California, bounded by
Watt Ave., Folsom Blvd., Bradshaw Rd., and Jackson Hwy.

Welcome to the RCA website!  We've designed this space as a way to keep you informed of community news, upcoming events, and all things Rosemont. We welcome your suggestions to make it more useful. Please check back often, join our email list, and please attend our upcoming events. 

Rosemont

News & Announcements

Scroll through this page to see what is happening in your Rosemont community.

October 29, 2014


VOTE!

Despite what the media and polls and cynics may say, it is still very important to vote. Why would you give away one of the most precious and valuable rights you have – one that people have died to preserve for you? Prepare and inform yourself and take a few minutes to vote, either on November 4 or prior by mail. At the least it will set a good example for others - including children - and show you care about your community and country.

Business Improvement Event Coming Nov. 7
All Rosemont businesses are invited to attend a free breakfast on Friday, November 7, from 7:30 to 8:45, at Atonement Church, 9242 Kiefer Blvd. The gathering will explore ideas on what we can do together to build a stronger business climate here and make our existing businesses more successful. If you own a business serving Rosemont, or know someone who does, be sure to attend this important session to help plan what will be done in the weeks ahead. To reserve seats (so we can properly accommodate everyone) please email to Kris Lea ( klea@sbcglobal.net ) by Monday, Nov. 3. This meeting can help jumpstart our business climate in Rosemont. Let’s make that happen!

CalAm Water Plan Challenged by RCA
At its October meeting, the RCA Board voted unanimously to file a protest with the California Public Utilities Commission over the plan by our water purveyor, California American Water Company, to acquire the small Dunnigan Water Company in Yolo County and include it in our Sacramento Service District, with the result we would be paying for the acquisition and improvements to that system. Dunnigan is an old, small, privately held system that needs major improvements, and as it has before CalAm is seeking to spread its costs in an expensive service area across its other less expensive service areas. The result, of course, would be that our rates would rise to subsidize the costs elsewhere. Cases before the CPUS are complex and quite legalistic, and tend to take a long time. But this is an important matter for ratepayers in this area, so RCA is taking action to protect our interests.

RCA Hosts CRPD Candidate Forum; Learn What They Think
Three of the four candidates running to represent us on the Cordova Recreation and Parks District participated in an open forum on October 14 at Rosemont High. Each candidate had a chance to make opening and closing statements, but they spent the bulk of the time answering questions from the audience. This year there are three seats up for election, and one of the incumbents is not running for re-election. So of the four running, three will be elected. The incumbents running are Inez Reyes and Brian Danzl; the two challenging candidates are Terri Leimbach and Michael Yearwood.  Danzl had a previous commitment with a scout program that evening and did not attend the forum. Click HERE to see a brief summary of what the candidates said.

School Fests Coming
Fall is a fun time on our campuses, and a great opportunity for all in the community to visit our schools to see what is happening. Plan to stop by these campuses and enjoy their fun events.
10/24   6 -7 pm  James Marshall Elementary - “Trunk or Treat”
10/31   evening    RHS Haunted House
11/8     daytime  RHS Harvest Festival – great holiday shopping!
11/20   evening          RHS Fall Music Concert
11/12-14         evenings     RHS Play: Dracula

Check the school web sites for details: www.rosemonths.com, or www.scusd.edu/school/james-w-marshall.

County Making Planning, Zoning and Design Guidelines Changes
In an effort to improve, update and streamline its zoning and planning regulations, Sacramento County has been going through a lengthy process of hearing and reviews. Proposals have been heard by CORPAC, our local Cordova Area Community Planning Advisory Council, the County Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. Based on lots of feedback, County staff has drafted revisions which are now circulating. Changes deal with fences, set-backs, parking, land uses, landscaping, and occupancy. Needless to say, some will find some proposals controversial while other will welcome stricter requirements to deal with problems they see in their neighborhood. RCA will provide updates as the process progresses. If you want to see what changes are in the works you can click on the County planning and environmental review web site at www.per.saccounty.net.

This process is another good reason why it would be good for our Rosemont community to have representation on CORPAC – so we are directly connected to what is proposed that would affect our community and can more easily influence it. If you think you might be interested in serving on CORPAC, contact our County Supervisor Don Nottoli at 874-5465 or email RCA at info@rosemontca.org.

RHS Runs to Feed the Hungry
Continue the Rosemont tradition and join in the annual Thanksgiving Day Run to Feed the Hungry. Our Rosemont High School sponsors a team from this area, and over the years has raised over $25,000 for this important cause. Get together with family and friends and sign up to help those in need. Click HERE for details and sign up information.

Rosemont High Wants to Show Off
Rosemont High School will host three Visitation Days – December 2nd, December 16th and January 13th – from 10:30 to noon starting in the large theater for parents and students to learn about all that the school offers. Following the opening presentation there will be a tour of the campus. Please call the school at (916) 228-5844 to make your appointment for one of these dates. We’re anxious to show the Rosemont community what our school has to offer!

Membership Leader Sought
RCA is looking for an energetic and outgoing person who can help lead out membership outreach program. This fun opportunity can put you in contact with lots of great people here in Rosemont, and give you a chance to practice your organizing talents. For more information or see if this might be a great chance for you to serve you community for a while, contact RCA at info@rosemontca.org.

Flu Shots Available; Get Yours Now!
The County is offering free flu shots at several locations. Get your shot now and be prepared before having the flu is a miserable fad. Click HERE for details.

Food Trucks Coming Back Friday November 7
Hey! We’re planning on having the food trucks with us year-round (weather permitting) from 5 to 7 pm in Rosemont Community Park, so mark the first Friday of each month on your calendar and gather up your family and friends to come out and enjoy a fun evening.

Sacramento City Offers Programs on Safety by Environmental Design
The City of Sacramento, as part of its crime prevention program, is offering free workshops on what you can do around your home and yard to make your environment safer from crime. While Rosemont is not in the city, we have been welcomed at these programs since criminals know no boundaries. Come to this training to learn how you can make your home and person safer. Learn about door and window locks, lighting, security doors, landscaping, video surveillance, security systems, and so much more. Learn how you can make your home more secure without spending a lot of money! Click HERE for more information and the schedule of workshops.

County Launches Emergency Notification System – Sign Up NOW!
The Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services, in partnership with Yolo and Placer emergency agencies, announces the launching of a state-of-the-art emergency alert system known as Sacramento Alert. The system provides information to residents about emergency events quickly and through a variety of communication methods. For details click HERE.


Be Prepared! Get Your Community Emergency Response Training
Local government prepares for everyday emergencies. However, during a disaster, the number and scope of incidents can overwhelm conventional emergency services. Our Metro Fire’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. Learn more about how you can get trained HERE.

Your Chance to Represent Rosemont: CORPAC Has Openings
The Cordova Community Planning Advisory Council (CORPAC) is in need of new members. The Council reviews all land use plans in this area and advises the proponent and the County Planning Commission on the recommendations of the local community. This is the first and best place to help assure proposed plans are compatible with community interests. The Council meets at 7:00 PM on the third Thursday of each month, here in the Rosemont area at the Sacramento County Branch Center offices. The application filing period will be on a continuous basis until positions are filled. For further information regarding the functions of this council, please contact Glenda Basina at (916) 874-5397.

Shop at the RHS Harvest Festival on Nov. 8
Plan to do some of your holiday shopping at the RHS Harvest Festival on Saturday, Nov. 8. There will be lots of interesting and creative items – someone for everyone on your list. It is a great way to help support the programs for our students at RHS. And if you or someone you know would like to have a booth at the festival, just click HERE to contact the booth coordinator.

RCA is Open to Renters and Businesses as Well as Homeowners
Over of third of Rosemont residents are renters, living either in apartments or in single family houses. The important point is they are Rosemont residents, and as such they too have a real interest in seeing to it that our community is safe, attractive and vibrant. Therefore, renters and businesses should have a strong interest in being a member of the Rosemont Community Association to help keep our neighborhoods clean and safe, just like we all want them to be. So if you are a renter or a business (or know someone who is) join RCA and help keep Rosemont the home community where you want to live. You can join online by clicking the link at the top of this page. Or send your name and contact information to RCA at PO Box 277194, Sacramento, CA 95827. Dues are just $20 per year, or $35 for two years.

Do You Have a Problem House Nearby?
Recently RCA has heard from several residents here with complaints about the behavior of neighbors. While it can be a frustrating experience, there are some things you can do to help make things better. Click HERE to see what can be done.

Join or Start a Neighborhood Watch Group on Your Block!! Learn How HERE.




The RCA Mission
To enhance, advocate, and promote the safety, economic, social and community conditions in Rosemont by working with residents, businesses, agencies and organizations affecting our community.

The Rosemont Vision
Rosemont is seen as a highly desirable place to live, raise families and do business, with a wide range of engaged residents and businesses, a solid and growing economic base, excellent schools, and stimulating programs and resources that expand peoples’ talents, potentials and horizons.


Advertisers

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Are You on RCA’s Email List?

It seems many RCA members are not on out RCA email list and therefore cannot get the periodic alerts we send when there is breaking of fresh news you should know about. If you do not get an occasional email from RCA, we likely don’t have you on this list. If so, please just send us a message to info@rosemontca.org saying you want to subscribe to the free list and we’ll add you.

RCA Board Meeting
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7-9 pm
Atonement Church, 9242 Kiefer Blvd.
View the agenda HERE a week prior to the meeting.
All are welcome to attend

Come Out to the
Rosemont Food Truck Fest
Friday, November 7, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Rosemont Community Park
Tasty Food and Fun for the Whole Family!

Kiefer Cleanup
Saturday, January 10
8:45 am - 11:00 am
Meet at Atonement Church
Front parking lot

Board Agenda and Highlights

  If you have an item you would like on the agenda please email RCA at info@rosemontca.org.
All are welcome to attend the Board meetings on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at Atonement Church, 9242 Kiefer Blvd.

Click HERE to see the agenda for the Board's next meeting.
Click HERE to see the highlights of the Board's most recent meeting.

County 311
To report an issue within the unincorporated Sacramento County, simply call 311 or 875-4311, visit www.311.saccounty.net, or download Sac County 311 Connect in the app store on your smartphone.

 

Rosemont Area Traffic and Road Condition Alerts

Watt Avenue @ US-50 Interchange Project

Through Oct. 31

Ramp and Lane Closures

  Motorists Should Be Prepared for 10 to 15 Minutes of Additional Travel Time

Click HERE for current details

 

Link to Our Library

Click HERE to see what is currently happening at our local library, 9845 Folsom Blvd.


Join the RCA email list
Get news and updates sent to you!

The RCA Calendar is HUNGRY!

Is your organization doing something that would be of interest to the general Rosemont community? Then let us help you get the word out! Read more.


Volunteers Needed

We are always looking for folks who want to help make our Rosemont community better. If you have ideas and energy to do that , let us know.

Safety Tips

Learn some ways to keep yourself and your family safe on our Safety Tips page.



Wipe out Graffiti

Our RCA Graffiti Team is working hard to keep Rosemont graffiti free, but we need your help! Please find out how, here.
REPORT graffiti you see in Rosemont at:
graffiti@rosemontca.org



Welcome New Neighbors

RCA volunteers have put together a Welcome Bag program that benefits new Rosemont residents as well as local businesses. Learn more here


Rosemont Home Sales

Check out the recent listing of recent Rosemont home sales, courtesy of Andy Thielen at Lyon Real Estate.


Commentary

This commentary is intended to get people thinking, discussing and acting. It does not necessarily reflect the policy or position of RCA.

If I Could Make My Neighborhood Better, I'd...
So What's Stopping You?

READ MORE HERE
Offer your comments at info@rosemontca.org


Did You Know?

... the Rosemont Community was established in 1959 and has a land area of 4.3 square miles. Our boundaries are Folsom Blvd., Watt Ave., Jackson Hwy. and Bradshaw Rd. Rosemont is in the unincorporated part of Sacramento County and is not part of any city. It's public services are provided by a number of different public agencies and private companies.

ROSEMONT FACTS from the 2010 Census:

Approximately 22,000 people live in Rosemont in some 7,900 households.
In the 2010 census the mediam income in  Rosemont was just over $60,000.

About $200 million of sales money bleeds out of Rosemont each year - that is, resident's money is spent elsewhere.
(Businesses take note: come here and get your share!)


About 26% of Rosemont residents are under 20 years old
About 12% of Rosemont residents are 65 years old or older
The Rosemont population is 51% female and 49% male

Housing:
Owner occupied – 52%
Rentals – 43%

Vacant – 5%

Average Rosemont Household Income
2010 - $65,500
2015 Projected - $72,000

 

Quote to Ponder

Our political institutions work remarkably well. They are designed to clang against each other. The noise is democracy at work.

--Michael Novak,
American philosopher, journalist, novelist and diplomat

Rosemont Donors and Sponsors

If you want to help support our community beyond just your membership in RCA, we invite you to make a tax deductible donation to the Rosemont Community Foundation. Add your name to the list of
Rosemont Supporters!


For their great support of the Rosemont community we extend our deep thanks and appreciation to the following businesses...



Would your business like to join this list? If so, contact info@rosemontca.org.

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