Is the Roseville Economy in Recovery?

Russ Steele

The Governor told us the states economy is recovering and we are on the economic mend. On the other hand the economist are saying the it will be a very slow recovery. I have been looking for signs of recovery and may have found one today.

Ellen and I were at the Roseville Galleria Mall today and I had to circle the parking lost for 15 minutes to find a parking space. It would have been longer if I had not found a disability parking space (diabetic feet). I would have sworn it was Christmas. The parking was full and all the shops had people shopping. There were over 15 people in William-Sonoma,  with three cash registers active and a line of customers at each.

The Governor maybe right the economy is recovering, at least there were positive signs in Roseville.  Stay tuned!


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

3 Responses to Is the Roseville Economy in Recovery?

  1. RL Crabb says:

    I don’t think anyone doubted that the economy would start to get better. The real problem is the unfunded liabilities that lie in wait down the road, and the inability of the state to be flexible enough to get a handle on it. Nobody is willing to let their own pet ox to be gored. It shows up locally with the latest battle of the schools to keep the status quo in place. Why are the charters forced to rent buildings when the district has empty classrooms? Another example is the CHP’s insistance on building a new facility on McCourtney Road when there is a usable alternative already sitting on Idaho Maryland Road. The state’s response is that the Weaver site hasn’t been built to their earthquake proof standards. Huh? The building codes are different for commercial and govt? Crazy!

    • Russ says:


      Weaver’s cannot be up to standards as it was not built by bribe paying union workers, even though it is the same building code. If you have to pay prevailing wages, you get better workmanship you know. Not!

    • Greg Goodknight says:

      “Why are the charters forced to rent buildings when the district has empty classrooms? ”

      Charters must make do on much less money per student flowing into the classroom. It’s the price paid for allowing the illusion of competition and choice.

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