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.

December 15, 2014

Santa’s Tour of Rosemont a Great Success
When Santa toured Rosemont on December 8 & 9 he not only brought much cheer to the community, he was able to bring much cheer from the community to many need kids in our area. This year RCA combined the Santa Parade with the annual RCA Toy Drive and collected a full truckload of new toys which were given to the Sheriff’s Department Toy Drive to be distributed to needy families in the area. This new version of the drive netted over five times the number of toys we would typically collect, and again proved the generous nature of the good people of Rosemont.

Equally rewarding was seeing the over one thousand families and kids of all ages who came out to greet Santa as he passed by atop the Special Operations Truck of the Sacramento Metro Fire Department from Station 62 on Bradshaw. This was the third year of the revived parade, long a tradition in Rosemont. Many of the parents along the route were reliving their own childhood memories and passing them on to their own kids. This is just one more way that Rosemont is such a special place to live and raise families.

Our thanks to all who made the Santa Parade a success, particularly the crews of the SMFD Station 62 on Bradshaw, our dozens of “elves” who followed the parade handing out information and candy and spreading holiday cheer, and the team of RCA leaders who coordinated everything. Another example of what makes Rosemont great!
Below is the Rosemont Santa Parade team delivering the toys to the Sheriff's Department.

Rosemont Leads in Generosity
Did you know that Rosemont is relatively the most generous neighborhood in the Sacramento area? That’s right, Rosemont residents (including the surrounding areas in the 95826 zip code) give more to charities than even neighborhoods with much higher average incomes. The Sacramento Business Journal reported “While taxpayers who itemize have average household incomes of about $84,000, the (Rosemont) area ranks No. 1 in giving, with average donations of over $3,000. That's more than the average donation from households in East Sacramento, where incomes are 68 percent higher.” That calculates to a rate of 3.59%. Way to go Rosemont! Click HERE for the full Business Journal article and a chart of comparisons.
Oh, yes! Remember if you make your donations to the Rosemont Community Foundation then all of your money will stay here in your community to work for you! You can easily make your year-end donation by clicking on the "Join RCA Now" link at the top of the page and then selecting the "Donate" link.

How to Make Your Home Fire-Safer This Holiday Season
Roughly 47,000 house fires occur every year during the winter holiday season, resulting in $554 million in property damage and claiming 530 lives, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). Additionally, candle fires are four times more likely to occur during the holidays, and about 230 home fires start with Christmas trees every season. Here are some things you can do to make your home safer from fires this season:

decorating safely - with decorations carrying a UL or CSA label and placing Christmas trees and other decorations at least three feet from any heat source.

cooking safely - by keeping towels, wooden utensils, and other items that can catch fire away from stoves and ranges.

observing safely - by blowing out candles before you leave a room and keeping Christmas trees hydrated.

playing safely - by keeping lighters and matches away from children.

entertaining safely - by ensuring fire detectors are working properly and guests are aware of fire exits.

This is a good time to check and replace batteries in all your smoke and CO detectors. A bit of thought and care will help you and your family stay safe this holiday season.

Be Careful and Safe This Holiday Season
Don’t let a tragedy spoil you holiday season. Check out the holiday safety tips we have for you on our Safety Tips page. Click HERE.

Help Keep Storm Drains Clear
The County has asked for help in assuring our streets don’t flood in the coming rains. The majority of the recent flooding was due to plugged storm drains and crews worked through the day and night to alleviate flooding. The forecast calls for continued storms through next week. The County appreciates your patience and asks that you help by removing leaves and other debris that may be plugging your storm drains. To report neighborhood flooding please contact (916) 875-RAIN (7246).

Sacramento County Offers Pet Spaying and Neutering
If you have a dog or cat that is not spayed or neutered you can have that done easily and inexpensively at the County Animal Shelter. They also offer other pet health services as well. Click HERE for details.

What You Can Do to Be Cyber Safer – Part 3
(Parts 1 and 2 of this series can be found on the Safety Tips page under the Resources tab.)
If you have a router but tend to leave your computer on all the time even overnight, consider plugging your router into a regular timer like you’d use for lights when you are away, and set it to turn off your router when you are not using it, and then back on again before you need it. This way it is not available for bad guys to try to hack into while you are comfortably snoozing and thinking all is OK. Just connect it between the router and your power source and set it as you desire. When it is off, it can’t be hacked and still is no inconvenience to you.

Are You Reading This and Are Not an RCA Member?
If that's your case, we’re glad you are interested in our Rosemont community, but wouldn’t you feel better if you were also helping support the effort to make Rosemont better? It’s easy to do, and really quite inexpensive – only $20 per year or $35 for 2 years to be an RCA member. You can sign up now at the top of this page, and even pay online. We look forward to welcoming you as a real Rosemont supporter. PS: Membership would make a great Christmas gift for a relative or neighbor!

CHP Announce New “Start Smart” Classes
Our East Area Command of the CHP will be holding a new series of Start Smart classes for new drives aged 15-19, with the intent of helping them begin driving knowing the law and how to behave safely behind the wheel. For more information click HERE.

REMINDER: Call in Suspicious Activities
Recently we have seen several reports on Next Door or other web sites of suspicious adults approaching houses either in the guise of Halloween, service technicians, or just more randomly. Please be very careful if this happens to you. If possible look through a window to see who is there. Do not open you door, especially if there are two or more people there who may make you uncomfortable. Get a description of them, and any vehicle you see them around, and call the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department immediately and report it (874-5115). Provide as full a description as possible of them and any vehicle, which way they went, and how they behaved or what they said. While they may be innocent, they may also be casing your house or the neighborhood. Do yourself and your neighbors a favor by reporting. Don’t look back afterward something bad happens and regret you did not act. Of course, if it is life threatening emergency, call the SSD directly at 874-5111, or 911. And add those numbers to your phone book on your phone.

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.

Rosemont High Wants to Show Off
Rosemont High School will host two Visitation Days –  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!

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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, January 8, 2015, 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, December 5, 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

Please use caution when driving, especially now that it is getting darker sooner. Children may not be attentive and may dart into the street.

Click HERE for current details

 

Link to Our Library

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


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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?

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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

Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose.

-- Leo Buscaglia,
American author and motivational speaker

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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