Originally dubbed Junction in 1864, when it became the meeting point for the Central Pacific Railroad and the California Central Railroad, Roseville has been an incorporated city since 1909. But even after rail traffic declined, the city’s population boomed due to its proximity to the state capital. Unlike many locales, growth in Roseville has brought residents many amenities, due in part to healthy sales-tax revenue. It is consistently ranked as one of the most desirable mid-size cities, lauded on such sites as Money.com, BestPlaces.net, Livability.com, and Niche.com. A full-service city, Roseville provides residents with police and fire departments, utilities (sewer, garbage, water, electric), public transportation, and online services.

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City Council

In 2020, Roseville made the switch to district-based elections for its council seats. Districts 1, 3 and 5 had races in the November 2020 general election. For the 2022 election, district boundaries will change to reflect 2020 census data.

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Planning Commission

The seven-member commission undertakes long-range planning for development and reviews environmental impact reports and capital improvement programs. Twice-monthly meetings are open to the public.

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