Roseville City Manager Announces Retirement

The search for a new city manager is officially underway in the City of Roseville. Rob Jensen, who has served as the chief executive since 2015, announced his retirement this week, effective June 29. A closed session of the council was held Wednesday. City officials say they expect to make a permanent hire by sometime this summer.

Jensen has worked for the city since 1990 and was previously its public works director and assistant city manager. A city press release outlined a number of accomplishments, including his role in obtaining new offices at 316 Vernon St. for city staff and Sierra College, a new downtown fire station and parking garage, and Engage Roseville, an effort dedicated to boosting community involvement.

Roseville is experiencing some financial hardship. It is strapped with a $14 million deficit, which city officials blame on growing liabilities and lower sales tax revenue. But according to Jensen, the decision to step down now is a personal one.

“I love this job and I love this organization but I also love my family,” Jensen said. “Part of the sacrifices I’ve made during my 28 years have been with my family and I want to make sure I spend time with them.”

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