CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH SNOW!
What an “Amazing April” it has already been, especially with the recent storm bringing over a foot of snow to our region. While it’s rare to see this much snowfall in April, it is extremely welcomed in helping with our significant snowpack deficit and all this moisture will provide additional relief from our historic drought conditions. Join me in celebrating “Earth Day 2022 – Invest in our Planet” on April 22 by enjoying all the amazing outdoor places and activities Placer County has to offer.
Looking ahead, there are many important public projects and programs coming to our Eastern Placer County region this summer, as well as a number of private projects in various stages of review and development. We want our residents to be engaged and informed, and that’s why I’m hoping you’ll join myself and county staff on Monday, May 9 at 5:30pm for an in-person Eastern Placer Town Hall Meeting, details below. The meeting will have some brief presentations, but also have stations so that you can focus on the projects of most interest to you. We will provide a hybrid format for the presentation portion of the meeting but more detailed information will be presented at the stations around the room.
MONDAY, MAY 9 AT 5:30PM | NORTH TAHOE EVENT CENTER
Please review the robust agenda we have planned:
County Update – Supervisor Cindy Gustafson
a. Department of Public Works
• Eastern Placer Project Updates
• Parking Enforcement
• Summer Tourism Services
b. County Executive Office
• Educational Presentation on Measure A:
proposal to reauthorize 2% TOT
c. Placer County Sheriff’s Office
• Evacuation Plans & 4th of July
d. Community Development Resource Agency
• Project Review and Entitlement Process
• Eastern Placer Project Update
We’re also excited to announce that for those attending in-person, the following County Departments and Agencies will have informational booths on-site with additional information on the services they provide:
• Community Development Resource Agency
• Department of Public Works
• Placer County Sheriff’s Office
• Environmental Health – Animal Control
• North Lake Tahoe Resort Association
I look forward to seeing many of you on May 9th!
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
Additional News & Resources
The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Bridget Powers to the Placer County Planning Commission, serving in the at-large seat representing areas east of the Sierra Crest. The talented pool of candidates was nothing short of amazing, but Bridget’s specific experience in both Eastern and Western Placer County put her over the top. She has worked on complex land issues, was a longtime company representative in Eastern Placer County, and is a second home-owner in Olympic Valley. Bridget will bring exceptional insight that will help her balance community interests and development. LEARN MORE
The NLTRA recently transitioned from being funded by Transient Occupancy Tax dollars (TOT), to being funded by a self-assessed Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID). The TOT funds that previously funded the NLTRA have been freed up to be redistributed back into the community through housing and transportation-oriented projects recommended by the TOT committee. The TOT committee will focus on identifying affordable housing, transportation and infrastructure programs and projects in eastern Placer County. This committee will include representation, and seek appointments from, transportation and workforce housing organizations, as well as representatives with expertise in transportation and workforce housing, and those who are advocates for transportation and workforce housing. Submit your interest by April 26 at 5pm. APPLY HERE
Placer County is launching the second round of grant funding for microbusiness owners who may have missed their opportunity for a $2,500 grant in the first round. New applications for the Placer Micro Biz Program will be accepted starting April 25 through June 10. LEARN MORE
A plan for a new roundabout and other road improvements at the intersection of state routes 28 and 267 in Kings Beach moved forward this week. This project is intended to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety. LEARN MORE
TART Connect offers a FREE, easy way to leave the car behind. TART Connect offers curb-to-curb service via their on-demand shuttles. Reserve your trip via the app or by phone and you will be picked up in an hour or less. Service within the three zones daily between 6-10pm, with Zone 3 operating until midnight on Friday and Saturday. LEARN MORE
California is now the first state in the nation to boast 500 recognized Firewise communities. Did you know that Placer County is one of the top counties for these community wildfire preparedness groups? LEARN MORE
As of effective 8am on April 18, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit require burn permits for residential burning within Placer County. LEARN MORE
A free medication take-back event will take place at locations across Placer County on Saturday, April 30 from 10am-2pm. They will accept prescription and over-the-counter drugs, controlled substances and veterinary medications. LEARN MORE
Check out Placer County’s employment website for a list of open positions, including internships. Job seekers can apply for positions and sign up for job alerts to be notified of openings.
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Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@
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