Roseville/Placer News

Roseville city manager to step down

Roseville City Manager Rob Jensen will retire from his post June 29.
Roseville City Manager Rob Jensen will retire from his post June 29. City of Roseville

Roseville will look for a new city manager after longtime city employee Rob Jensen announced he will step down from the post this summer.

Jensen has been with the city for 28 years, three as city manager.

"I could not have picked a better city to live and work (in),” said Jensen in a prepared statement. "From my very first day of employment, it was apparent that the City of Roseville is special. I would not trade my career here for anything."

His retirement is effective June 29. The city is planning a national search to fill the position.

Jensen started with the city in 1990 as an assistant engineer. He was appointed assistant city manager in 2011. He replaced Ray Kerridge in 2015, first as acting city manager before the City Council made him permanent.

During his stint, the city benefited from his focus on fiscal responsibility and civic engagement, said Roseville Mayor Susan Rohan.

“Roseville has benefited enormously from Rob’s stable, competent leadership and organizational management expertise,” Rohan said.

During his tenure as city manager, the city constructed several new facilities downtown, including a new office building for city departments and Sierra College, a new fire station and a 423-space parking garage without negative impact to the general fund, Rohan said.

Jensen received $383,386 in total pay and benefits in 2016, according to Transparent California, a salary data website run by a fiscally conservative think tank.

Roseville joins West Sacramento as Sacramento-area cities searching for a new city manager. Earlier this month West Sacramento Mayor Marty Tuttle announced he was stepping away from the post this summer.