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D5 Newsletter | Mosquito Fire Update

D5 Newsletter | Mosquito Fire Update

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS CONTINUE FOR ALL THOSE IMPACTED BY THE MOSQUITO FIRE

It has been traumatic for those that have lost their homes, been displaced, and are still separated from their homes and communities. I wanted to share that we are doing everything possible to fight the fire, protect the remaining homes, support the needs of the evacuees, and get people back to their homes as quickly as it is safe. We are hopeful that those evacuated will be back in their homes within the next week – but the public safety officials must be certain that their homes and properties are safe and secure before they begin that process.

Words can’t express the gratitude and confidence we all have seeing the heroic efforts of Cal Fire, USFS, allied local agencies, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, OES, Placer County Animal Control staff, and all of our support staff and volunteers who continue their efforts to serve our residents and our communities.

If you, or anyone you know, are in need of services during this time – from shelter, food, clothing, or support – please call 211 and they will help. Also if you have ideas or suggestions – please reach out to my office. Please know that we at Placer County, as well as many of our residents, want to assist those in need.

I wanted to share several videos documenting the phenomenal effort during Tuesday afternoon’s firefight at Foresthill, the incredible base of operations at The Grounds in Roseville, and messaging from our animal control officers. We are so very thankful for the dedicated staff and round-the-clock efforts being made on behalf of our Placer County residents and our neighbors to the south in El Dorado County.


Foresthill Defense

[CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO]


Mosquito Fire Incident Command Basecamp

[CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO]


Caring for your animals during the Mosquito Fire evacuation

[CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO]


 

Mosquito Fire Update

Last Updated | 9/16/22 8:03am

Placer County has proclaimed a local emergency, which was ratified by the Placer County Board of Supervisors September 13, due to the ongoing threat from the Mosquito Fire. Governor Gavin Newsom has also proclaimed a state of emergency for Placer and El Dorado counties due to the Mosquito Fire.

California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Mosquito Fire burning in El Dorado and Placer counties. LEARN MORE

Foresthill and nearby communities in both Placer and El Dorado counties remain under evacuation orders and warnings (El Dorado residents can find information here). CAL FIRE NEU is in Unified Command with the USFS Tahoe National Forest, Foresthill Fire Protection District and Placer County Sheriff’s Office on the Mosquito Fire.

The Placer County Sheriff provides an updated list of Placer County Evacuation Zones. CLICK HERE

For evacuee support from Red Cross: (855) 755-7711

Structures:

  • Structures threatened: 9,236
  • Structures destroyed: 73
  • Structures damaged: 13

Firefighter personnel: 3,873

People evacuated: 11,277


SITUATION SUMMARY | 9/16/22 8:03AM

Firefighters continued to hold the Mosquito Fire within existing control lines along its western and southern flanks. The aggressive work of firefighters has minimized damage and further spread into affected communities along the fire’s edge. With the threat of stronger winds in the coming days due to an incoming cold front, crews will relentlessly patrol the fire’s perimeter for heat, smoke, and any potential issues that could cause the fire to jump containment lines. On September 13th, firefighters and the public saw firsthand how quickly a spot fire could jump control lines and threaten the communities again with little to no time to escape.

On Thursday, the fire’s eastern flank remained active with steady growth towards the Ramsey Crossing area. There, crews are using defensive firing operations along the Eleven Pines Road and control lines running south through Devil’s Peak to stop the fire’s growth towards McCulloh. Firefighters have continued work to hook the fire around the southeast corner by constructing control lines and using strategic firing operations when possible in the Stumpy Meadows area. Crews plan to utilize the Wentworth Springs Road as well as hand and dozer lines moving north across the Rubicon River drainage. With increased smoke shading on the northern portion of the fire, firefighters have made progress in holding their control lines along Deadwood Road.

The persistent southwest winds will continue and become even stronger as the approaching cold front arrives this weekend. Cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and wetting rains are forecasted for Sunday and lasting into early next week. Firefighters will welcome precipitation, but the stronger winds have the potential to cast embers farther out in front of the fire. Crews will continue the difficult work of constructing primary and contingency lines ahead of the north and eastern portions of the fire. With multiple steep and rugged river drainages to navigate, creating contingency lines will provide firefighters and communities with a secondary safety net should the fire jump primary control lines.
READ MORE


MOSQUITO FIRE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Livestream meetings are scheduled each evening at 7pm with Cal Fire, USFS, Incident Management Team, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, and El Dorado Sheriff’s Office.

ATTEND VIA FACEBOOK LIVE | ATTEND VIA YOUTUBE


Additional Mosquito Fire Resources

HOW TO HELP

Placer Community Foundation’s Mosquito Fire Relief Fund | Since the fund was launched last Friday, September 9, PCF has received 307 gifts totaling $149,000. PCF has been in regular contact with Placer County Health & Human Services and the County’s 211 Resource Hotline. Through their referrals and word of mouth, they have reached over 300 households or 1,000 individuals. With their trusted nonprofit partner Auburn Chamber of Commerce Foundation, they are providing direct financial assistance totaling over $102,000 to these individuals in the coming days. Dollars are for people in dire need of basic living items such as clothes, food, gas and hotel stays.

“All of us at PCF are heartened by our community’s care and concern for our friends and neighbors in need. Thank you to all that donated!”

More support is needed! PCF is still accepting donations from those who wish to support local fire victims. DONATE NOW!

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO HELP:
Red Cross Disaster Relief donations
Support Placer County Animal Services


ROAD CLOSURES

CLICK HERE for road closure information.

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US FOREST CLOSURES

El Dorado National Forest: The forest has issued a Forest Closure Order No. 03-22-16 which includes lands, roads and trails in the Mosquito Fire Area. View this order and related maps HERE.

Tahoe National Forest: The Tahoe National Forest has issued Forest Closure Order No. 17-22-09 which includes lands, roads and trails in the Mosquito Fire Area. View this order and related maps HERE.


EMERGENCY SHELTER

Sierra College | View Map
5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA (enter on Rocklin Road)
Parking will be in Lot B
Shelter will be in the cafeteria (building J)

*The previous shelter in Auburn has now closed, as has the RV/Trailer evacuation point at Auburn Regional Park Gym


ANIMAL SHELTERS

Over 400 evacuated pets and livestock were transferred from the Nevada County Fairgrounds to the Gold Country Fairgrounds this week to bring evacuated animals closer to their owners. WATCH VIDEO

For animals in areas under mandatory evacuation, if no other resources are available. When possible, to reserve space for those animals most in need, take pets with you and use available resources such as family, friends or boarding facilities.

Gold Country Fairgrounds – Large (including livestock) and small
209 Fairgate Rd, Auburn (enter via Gate 3 on Pleasant Ave.)
*No chickens/poultry due to avian flu.

*The Placer County Animal Services Center on B Ave. in Auburn has suspended new intakes after reaching capacity. The former animal sheltering at Nevada County Fairgrounds has ceased operation; please take animals to the Gold Country Fairgrounds for intake.


JOINT AIR QUALITY ADVISORY

Placer County Health and Human Services and the Placer County Air Pollution Control District have extended the joint air quality advisory through Friday, Sept. 16, to notify the public of continued poor air quality conditions from smoke from the Mosquito Fire in both Placer and El Dorado Counties. If you can see or smell smoke, avoid all unnecessary outdoor activities, especially if you are in an area where visibility is greatly reduced. LEARN MORE

ADDITIONAL LINKS:


GENERAL INFORMATION

For general fire-related information and updates about available resources, please call 211. Reserve 911 for urgent emergency needs only. LEARN MORE

Mail Info: Foresthill, Georgetown, and Greenwood mail is being held at the USPS office (371 Nevada St, Auburn, CA). Please go to the pick up line and bring an ID. The address on the ID must match the address of the mail you are trying to pick up (registration or utility bills may be used as well). Please pick up mail as often as possible, daily would be preferable, so the mail pending pick up doesn’t create operations issues.

Injured Wildlife: If you come across injured wildlife, please contact the Wildlife Disaster Network or Gold Country Wildlife Rescue.

Property Tax Relief: Property owners that have been impacted by the Mosquito Fire may be eligible for tax relief. Information on how to apply for a temporary reduction in property taxes can be found HERE.

Business Information: Placer County Economic Development is collecting business information for those affected by the Mosquito Fire. They will be sharing information and resources via email as they become available, CLICK HERE.

CalFresh Recipients: Individuals who are recipients of CalFresh that were evacuated due to the Mosquito Fire, may be eligible to replacement CalFresh benefits due to the loss of food. CalFresh recipients displaced by the fire are encouraged to go to a Placer County Human Services office or call 888-385-5160. Please report the loss to the county by close of business on Oct. 6. Human Services office address are available online, CLICK HERE.


SCHOOL CLOSURES

Foresthill High School – Closed until further notice
Foresthill High School students may convene at the new Learning Commons at Placer High School (275 Orange Street, Auburn) at 8:40 am each morning.

Foresthill Divide School – Starting Sept. 13, Foresthill Divide Elementary School students are invited to join their teachers at the Placer School for Adults Campus (3775 Richardson Drive, Auburn). Participating students will connect with peers and teachers, have access to meals and mental health support, and engage in meaningful activities.


OTHER CLOSURES

Foresthill Transfer Station – Temporary Closure – Due to current hazardous conditions, the Foresthill Transfer Station will be closed starting Friday, Sept. 9. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.


Additional Wildfire Resources

Be prepared, know your evacuation routes, and listen to law enforcement! Please remember evacuations are a very coordinated effort between all law enforcement, fire districts, Caltrans, and our county roads – it’s a significant undertaking and planning between the agencies is extensive. In the event of an evacuation, please remain calm, follow the instructions of the emergency personnel, and have an action plan ready before the fire strikes. Have your kit ready to go for every family member, know at least two ways out of your neighborhood, and remember to check all your apps, alerts and social media pages – officials will constantly be pushing out messages immediately and as fast as they can. Don’t wait for the evacuation order – if you feel threatened, leave – and leave as soon as the evacuation is recommended by any officials. Depending on where the fire is located, law enforcement will determine which evacuation route is best, and officials will be placed in strategic areas to direct people where to go. Please don’t stop to try and ask questions – this will delay everyone’s evacuation – trust they are directing you a safe way to get as many people out as quickly as possible.

It is ALL our responsibility to ensure we are fire-prepared. Please be vigilant with your actions and evacuation plans. SIGN UP FOR PLACER ALERT – it is the single best way to stay informed in an emergency.

IMPORTANT WILDFIRE RESOURCES:

Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council
Ready for Wildfire webpage
Homeowner’s checklist
Defensible space information
Prepare for quick evacuation
Build an emergency kit
Sign up for Placer Alert



Contact information:

 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603 

Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Sophie Fox: sfox@placer.ca.gov

Deputy District Director Katelynn Hopkins: khopkins@placer.ca.gov

Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: lthayer@placer.ca.gov

D5 Newsletter | Mosquito Fire

D5 Newsletter | Mosquito Fire

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted and potentially impacted by the Mosquito Fire. Our incredible Placer County residents and others from around the region are asking how they can help. At this time, our very best suggestion is to donate funds through the Placer Community Foundation.

Placer Community Foundation’s Mosquito Fire Relief Fund | accepting donations from those who wish to support local fire victims. With many structures threatened and thousands of residents under evacuation orders, dollars raised by the fund will be mobilized at the earliest opportunity to meet the greatest needs. DONATE NOW!

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO HELP:
Red Cross Disaster Relief donations
Support Placer County Animal Services


Mosquito Fire Resources + Updates

Placer County has proclaimed a local emergency due to the ongoing threat from the Mosquito Fire. Governor Gavin Newsom has also proclaimed a state of emergency for Placer and El Dorado counties due to the Mosquito Fire. The fire near Foresthill has burned 13,704 acres, is 0% contained, and threatens more than 3,600 structures. Foresthill and nearby communities in both Placer and El Dorado counties remain under evacuation orders and warnings (El Dorado residents can find information here). CAL FIRE NEU is in Unified Command with the Tahoe National Forest and Placer County Sheriff on the Mosquito Fire. View more incident information here. LEARN MORE


TOWN HALL MEETING VIDEO

A Mosquito Fire Town Hall meeting took place on Sept. 8 at 7pm.

[CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REPLAY]


For general fire-related information and updates about available resources, please call 211. Please reserve 911 for urgent emergency needs only. LEARN MORE


EVACUATIONS

The Placer County Sheriff provided an updated list of Placer County Evacuation Zones. CLICK HERE


ROAD CLOSURES

Please visit the ‘Road Conditions’ tab for additional road closure information or CLICK HERE


EMERGENCY SHELTER

Auburn | Bell Road Baptist Church | 707 Bell Road


RV/TRAILER TEMPORARY EVACUATION POINT

Parking (For RV/Car), bathrooms and shower access ONLY
(no hookups, sleeping spaces, etc.)
Auburn Regional Park Gym | 3770 Richardson Drive
*Additional sheltering space under development


ANIMAL SHELTERS

For animals in areas under mandatory evacuation, if no other resources are available. When possible, to reserve space for those animals most in need, take pets with you and use available resources such as family, friends or boarding facilities.

Grass Valley – Large and Small Animals
Nevada County Fairgrounds | 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley
Enter through gate 8 for check in; drop-off only (no camping)
*No chickens/poultry due to avian flu.
*The Placer County Animal Services Center has suspended new intakes after reaching capacity.


SCHOOL CLOSURES

Foresthill High School – CLOSED Sept 9.
Foresthill High School students may convene at the new Learning Commons at Placer High School (275 Orange Street, Auburn) at 8:30 am to have access to nutrition, mental health support, resources, and ability to reconnect with their peers and community.

Foresthill Divide School – CLOSED Sept. 9.


OTHER CLOSURES

Foresthill Transfer Station – Temporary Closure – Due to current hazardous conditions, the Foresthill Transfer Station will be closed starting Friday, Sept. 9. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.


JOINT AIR QUALITY ADVISORY

Placer County Health and Human Services and the Placer County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory through Friday, September 9, 2022, to notify the public of the potential for poor air quality conditions from smoke from the Mosquito Fire in both Placer and El Dorado Counties. If you can see or smell smoke, avoid all unnecessary outdoor activities, especially if you are in an area where visibility is greatly reduced. LEARN MORE


Additional Wildfire Resources

Be prepared, know your evacuation routes, and listen to law enforcement! Please remember evacuations are a very coordinated effort between all law enforcement, fire districts, Caltrans, and our county roads – it’s a significant undertaking and planning between the agencies is extensive. In the event of an evacuation, please remain calm, follow the instructions of the emergency personnel, and have an action plan ready before the fire strikes. Have your kit ready to go for every family member, know at least two ways out of your neighborhood, and remember to check all your apps, alerts and social media pages – officials will constantly be pushing out messages immediately and as fast as they can. Don’t wait for the evacuation order – if you feel threatened, leave – and leave as soon as the evacuation is recommended by any officials. Depending on where the fire is located, law enforcement will determine which evacuation route is best, and officials will be placed in strategic areas to direct people where to go. Please don’t stop to try and ask questions – this will delay everyone’s evacuation – trust they are directing you a safe way to get as many people out as quickly as possible.

It is ALL our responsibility to ensure we are fire-prepared. Please be vigilant with your actions and evacuation plans. SIGN UP FOR PLACER ALERT – it is the single best way to stay informed in an emergency.

IMPORTANT WILDFIRE RESOURCES:

Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council
Ready for Wildfire webpage
Homeowner’s checklist
Defensible space information
Prepare for quick evacuation
Build an emergency kit
Sign up for Placer Alert



Contact information:

 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603 

Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Sophie Fox: sfox@placer.ca.gov

Deputy District Director Katelynn Hopkins: khopkins@placer.ca.gov

Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: lthayer@placer.ca.gov

Placer County District 5 Newsletter | September 2

Placer County District 5 Newsletter | September 2

SUMMER DRAWS TO AN END…
BUT FIRE SEASON IS FAR FROM OVER!

Over 100 years ago, our Country began recognizing the first Monday in September as Labor Day, paying tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. While Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, I want to remind you that our fire season is FAR from being over. Until we begin to see some rain and snow, I will continue to push out wildfire information. Let’s work together to keep Placer County educated, informed, prepared, and SAFE!

Wishing you a Happy Labor Day,
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor


BEAR RIVER CAMPGROUND UPDATE + TOWN HALL

Last Tuesday we convened a roundtable discussion with the CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Placer County Parks and Open Space staff, Placer County CEO staff, public safety officials and several local community stakeholders to share ideas about the future of Bear River Campground and Day Use Area. The County has operated the property under an agreement with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife but does not operate any other properties owned by the State. County staff have been in discussions with the State to better understand their plans for the property’s management and maintenance. This small working group session allowed us to get initial feedback from the State about their planned approach and to consider impacts to residents and County departments. The session also allowed us to better understand the vision some groups and individuals have toward the protection and expansion of public access up and down the river corridor. This initial meeting gave us all the chance to better prepare for a robust and informative community town hall.

BEAR RIVER CAMPGROUND TOWN HALL

Please join myself, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Placer County Parks and Open Space staff – we would love to get feedback from the community and hear your thoughts and concerns.

WHEN: Monday, September 12 from 6-8pm
IN PERSON: Sierra Vista Community Center
VIRTUAL: via Zoom


PLACER TO OPEN THREE LIBRARIES DURING HEAT WAVE

Excessive heat warning for southwest Placer County in effect from Saturday at 11am to Tuesday at 8pm. Placer County will keep three of its libraries open throughout the long holiday weekend to help residents stay cool and out of the heat. County libraries located in Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax will extend their hours of operation until 7pm on Saturday. Although typically closed on Sundays and holidays, these three libraries will be open from noon until 7pm on Sunday and Labor Day Monday with air-conditioned spaces but limited library services. LEARN MORE

 


RESPONSES TO LETTERS REGARDING INTERSTATE 80

At the last Weimar/Applegate/Colfax Municipal Advisory Council (WAC/MAC) meeting and later at the Board of Supervisors, Don Belden of the Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council presented the serious concerns about the increasing incidence of truck fires along Interstate 80. We are now working with both Caltrans and California Highway Patrol to address safety concerns including the high speed of the vehicles, and the dense vegetation in the right-of-way along both sides of I-80 between the Summit and Meadow Vista. Our office and Placer County Fire both submitted letters regarding these concerns as well as the previous letter we sent on the deterioration of the I-80 surface which has caused numerous broken windshields and flat tires. Follow-up responses are below.

I-80 ROAD CONDITIONS
“Caltrans uses a robust pavement asset management system. Based on our assessment, the surface layer has degraded, and structural section is in good condition. To address this need we have planned a project for construction in 2023. In the meantime, we have increased our sweeping operation to remove any loose material from the surface.” – Response from Amarjeet Benipal, Caltrans District 3 Director

SPEEDING OF TRUCKS ON I-80
“…We appreciate you making us aware of the concerns listed in your letter and will be working with our membership on reminding them and their drivers to adhere to the state’s 55 MPH speed limit for commercial motor vehicles and to pay close attention to checking their brakes. The timing of your letter couldn’t have come at a better time as National Brake Safety Check Week is scheduled for August 21-27. We will make sure to reiterate to our members and their drivers the importance of checking their brakes not only during Brake Check Safety Week but throughout the year.” – Response from Eric Sauer, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, California Trucking Association


RECOGNIZING PLACER COUNTY’S WINTER STORM HEROES

On August 10 I had the pleasure of presenting a certificate of special recognition in honor of our winter storm heroes from the record breaking December storms that affected so many residents in District 5. They stepped up to assist the community by checking in on their neighbors and donating time and resources to others. Thank you all for your incredible volunteer service and dedication to the community. VIEW CERTIFICATE + NAMES

 

 


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS | RECAP OF AUGUST 23

The Board of Supervisors Meeting on August 23 included several items that are specific to or impact various regions of District 5….

Commendation Recognizing Congressman Tom McClintock
Annual Crop Report
CivicSpark Fellowship Service Term Overview
Final Action of Appeal of Planning Commission’s Denial of the Sorensen Variance (PLN21-00460)
Appeal of the Planning Commission’s Denial of the 3M Event Center Conditional Use Permit (PLN22-00053)
Alta Forestry Road Slope Stabilization Project – Approve Plans and Specifications and Authorization to Advertise, Delegate Authority to Award and Execute Construction Contract and Delegate Authority to Award and Execute Construction Management Services Contract

VIEW FULL AGENDA | AUGUST 23 RECORDING


PLACER COUNTY PROBATION RECRUITMENT VIDEO

The communications team released a new recruitment video last week that showcases the Probation Department and the great work the team does in our community. WATCH VIDEO

[CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO]


COUNTY LOOKING TO FILL VACANCY ON NORTH AUBURN MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

The North Auburn Municipal Advisory Council in District 5 has an open seat. Citizens who are interested in working alongside Placer County to serve their community are encouraged to apply. MACs are comprised of volunteers who serve as a voice for their community and provide their elected county supervisor with input on policies, projects and issues affecting their neighbors. MAC members work together, with input from the community, to make formal recommendations to the Placer County Planning Commission on certain land use projects and may provide comments and input on other county projects such as infrastructure planning and grant applications. If you are interested in serving, please submit a completed application to the Clerk of the Board, 175 Fulweiler Avenue in Auburn, 95603. To be eligible to serve as a MAC member you must reside, own real property or a business, or manage and operate a business within the MAC boundaries. LEARN MORE

 


PLACER COUNTY AGRICULTURE VALUE HITS NEW RECORD OF $100 MILLION; ALMONDS VALUE INCREASED 48%

An increase in almond production put the nut crop into Placer County’s top four crops last year, helping drive a 48% increase of overall crop value to an all-time high in 2021. Rice, along with beef cattle, walnuts and nursery, remained among Placer County’s top five highest-gross-value crops. LEARN MORE

 


DURING HUNGER ACTION MONTH, HELP FEED YOUR HUNGRY NEIGHBORS

September is Hunger Action Month, and more than 30,000 people in Placer County alone – including children and seniors – experience food insecurity. To raise awareness and address local need, the Placer Food Security Coalition is hosting a community food drive at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.

Please drop off non-perishable food items on the following dates at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, at the gate 2 entrance on Fairgate Rd. in Auburn.

• September 8 & 9 from 4-6pm
• September 10 from 11am-6pm
• September 11 from 11am-3pm

Alternatively, you can also donate to a virtual food drive fund, CLICK HERE. All donations will go to the Placer Food Bank. LEARN MORE


SR 49 AMERICAN RIVER CONFLUENCE STUDY WORKSHOP

Interested in the planned changes to SR 49? Want to share your thoughts? Join us at the State Route 49 American River Confluence Study workshop, taking place at the Northside Elementary School gymnasium at 6:30pm on September 14. LEARN MORE

 

 


AN AUBURN COMMUNITY CELEBRATION HONORING PLACER HIGH SCHOOL’S 125TH ANNIVERSARY

Placer County’s oldest high school is turning 125 years young! The Hillmen Foundation is excited to invite you to the 125th Anniversary Celebration of Placer High School, September 30-October 2, 2022, in Auburn. Mark your calendars for a weekend filled with fun, food, festivities, and friendship. LEARN MORE

 


PG&E WORK AT ROLLINS LAKE

From Wednesday, September 28 to Friday, September 30, those near Rollins Lake may notice PG&E crews and helicopters removing lines that span across a portion of the lake. From 6:30am to noon on these dates, the boat launches will be closed and there will be temporary restrictions on movement on the lake in the vicinity of the work.+ Traffic control will be in place in all work areas in the form of signage and flagging personnel while the safety work is performed, and therefore customers may experience traffic impacts. PG&E will post “No Parking” signs at least 24 hours before we begin our work, as well as signage at the launch ramps to Rollins Lake. Approximately 400 notices also went out to residential and business customers in the work area. LEARN MORE


HELP PLACER COUNTY IMPROVE SHORT-TERM RENTAL RULES

As we prepare for next year’s permitting cycle, we’re again asking for your input on how our Short-Term Rental Program is working so we can continue to improve it. Please share your thoughts by taking this 2-minute survey, through Friday, September 2. TAKE SURVEY

 

 

 


Wildfire Updates and Resources

FIRE SEASON IS UPON US – STAY PREPARED & INFORMED!

We live in a beautiful, but fire danger critical area – it is ALL our responsibility to ensure we are fire-prepared. Please be vigilant with your actions and evacuation plans. SIGN UP FOR PLACER ALERT – it is the single best way to stay informed in an emergency.

IMPORTANT WILDFIRE RESOURCES:

Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council
Ready for Wildfire webpage
Homeowner’s checklist
Defensible space information
Prepare for quick evacuation
Build an emergency kit
Sign up for Placer Alert


District 5 Public Safety Reports | August 2022

PLACER COUNTY SHERIFF

  • Total Incidents: 2645
  • Citizen Calls: 1653
  • Deputy Initiated: – 992
  • Priority 1: – 504
  • Priority 2: – 495
  • Suspicious Activity: 230
  • Disturbance: 189
  • Alarm: 171
  • Traffic Stops: 341
  • Arrests: 89
  • Citations: 72

CAL FIRE

  • Total Incidents: 4,135
  • Acres Burned: 109.72
  • Wildland Fires: 79
  • Structure Fires: 35
  • Fire, Other: 390
  • Medical Responses: 2,803
  • HazMat: 96
  • LE Activity: 27
  • Public Service – Other: 705


Contact information:

 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603 

Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Sophie Fox: sfox@placer.ca.gov

Deputy District Director Katelynn Hopkins: khopkins@placer.ca.gov

Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: lthayer@placer.ca.gov

Placer County District 5 Bulletin | August 18

Placer County District 5 Bulletin | August 18

HAPPY AUGUST!

2022 LAKE TAHOE SUMMIT
On Tuesday, August 16 a number of Placer County staff, Supervisor Suzanne Jones, and I attended the 26th annual Lake Tahoe Summit at Sand Harbor Nevada State Park. This annual summit is a chance for local officials to meet with our Federal and State leaders to discuss the challenges and efforts underway to ensure the improvement and protection of Lake Tahoe.

In addition to remarks from Senators Rosen, Cortez-Mastro and Padilla, Nevada Governor Sisolak, and Congressmen McClintock and Amodei, we also heard from White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy who gave the keynote address. McCarthy, who is tasked with coordinating the Biden administration’s domestic climate agenda, previously served as President and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council and Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Obama Administration.

This year’s summit theme “Protecting Lake Tahoe’s Future,” was a chance to reflect on the progress made to restore the Tahoe Basin over the last two decades, discuss current challenges that the surrounding communities face, and find ways to preserve and protect Lake Tahoe in the years to come. There was much discussion on: advancing the pace and scale of work in our forests; addressing transportation solutions and educational opportunities to meet the growing demands from day visitation to the region; and, continuing and advancing the efforts to improve water quality and protect the Lake from aquatic invasive species. Each of the speakers articulated their individual and collective efforts to secure Federal support for the region.

In my role as the current Chair of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, I was proud to support all of these discussions and in addition remind our State and Federal leaders of the critical issues we face with workforce housing shortages.

The partnership of Federal, State, and local leaders, which is renewed each year at the summit, is absolutely essential to protecting the region and moving us forward in a collaborative manner to address the immense issues facing the region. LEARN MORE

MARTIS VALLEY TRAIL GRAND OPENING
After the Summit concluded we joined our local partners, along with Congressman Tom McClintock, and Deputy District Commander Lt. Col. Dianna Lively of the US Army Corp of Engineers in the ribbon cutting for the 4.6 mile section of Martis Valley Trail. As another example of partnership, we recognized the remarkable efforts of Mike Staudenmayer, General Manager of Northstar Community Services District (NCSD), along with his Board of Directors, for the 20-year effort to connect a trail from the Town of Truckee to Northstar. Federal assistance for the trail was needed to secure the preferred alignment through the Army Corp land in the Martis Valley. The Washoe Tribe’s support was absolutely essential to the final route that crosses through their ancestral lands. A cultural pavilion will be placed along the trail to educate users on the significance of the site to the Washoe people.

The trail will eventually continue another 1.2 miles to the Northstar Village, and in the future, into the Lake Tahoe Basin. A new trailhead for improved access to the trail is also being planned in the Martis Valley. Other sections of trail are being designed and developed to connect the entire Resort Triangle of Tahoe City, Kings Beach, and Truckee.

While Placer County was not the lead in all phases, we did support NCSD in a variety of capacities and through various departments including the efforts of: Placer County Parks, Department of Public Works, and the CEO and Board offices. Each played a strong role in the funding, permitting, and construction of the trail.

The regional Class 1 trail network being developed throughout the Truckee-Tahoe area unites our communities as well as allowing those of all abilities and mobilities to enjoy our region without being dependent on an automobile. LEARN MORE

In service,
Supervisor Cindy Gustafson


HELP FIND KIELY RODNI

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Kiely Rodni. Our local, regional and Federal agencies have committed all available resources to the effort. We are so very thankful for the countless hours of incredible volunteer effort to assist in locating her. Please make sure to provide any information you might have: call (530) 581-6320 Option 7 or email Sheriff_TahoeInvestTips@placer.ca.gov. Submit photos or videos that may assist the investigation here. You can remain anonymous.
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PLACER CREATES NORTH TAHOE TRUCKEE BIOMASS TASK FORCE

The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to create the North Tahoe Truckee Biomass Task Force – a regional effort to reduce catastrophic forest wildfires while reducing local green waste tipping fees for customers and agencies. A major goal of the task force is the establishment of biomass facilities. These facilities can create renewable energy or heat by converting wood scraps left over from forest clearing and defensible space efforts, which then help remove hazardous sources of fuel from wildfires. LEARN MORE

It is absolutely clear that there is a massive need for a biomass facility in North Lake Tahoe. I am excited to see all of our North Lake Tahoe local governments and the Community Foundation working together to find solutions.


2022 ENVISION TAHOE ECONOMIC SUMMIT | SEPTEMBER 7

WHEN: Wednesday, September 7 @ 9am
WHERE: Gralibakken Tahoe

Lake Tahoe may be made up of many communities, but we are one lake and one regional economy, so what affects some of us, affects all of us. The annual Tahoe Economic Summit is an opportunity to catalyze change and take action for the benefit of our regional economy while supporting our community, quality of life and environment. The theme for 2022 is “Envision Tahoe.” Due to the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, plus the recent Caldor Fire, it is more critical than ever to look at economic diversification and recovery. Government leaders, local residents, business owners, young professionals, start-up companies, developers, investors, and entrepreneurs are all encouraged to attend to help us build a resiliency strategy that will benefit Lake Tahoe and all our communities. LEARN MORE


TAHOE ONE BIG BIN PROGRAM

You Toss. We Sort. During covid, there was a large surge in trash and litter within the Tahoe public area, including overflowing public solid waste bins. In order to find creative ways to solve this issue, we moved forward with hiring the supplemental waste services of the non-profit Clean Tahoe and gained approval for rebranding the public solid waste bins to showcase Placer County’s One-Big Bin program. This simple rebranding will encourage trash and recyclables to be placed in both sides of the bin, which is consistent with the One-Big Bin program where both trash and recycling are commingled upon pickup and then sorted at our Eastern Regional Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). Watch this short video and see for yourself! This shift will instantaneously increase our solid waste capacity by fully utilizing the “Recycle” side of the public bins. Our team has worked hard to design the rebranding with the Tahoe Fund’s Take Care Campaign to keep messaging similar within the region. We are happy to announce this rebranding is currently being installed and you can enjoy the freedom of allowing Placer County to take care of the recycling for you. LEARN MORE


Wildfire Updates + Resources

FIRE SEASON IS UPON US – STAY PREPARED AND INFORMED!

Be fire safe and vigilant with your actions and evacuation plans. SIGN UP FOR PLACER ALERT – it is the single best way to stay informed in an emergency.

IMPORTANT WILDFIRE RESOURCES:

Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council
Ready for Wildfire webpage
Homeowner’s checklist
Defensible space information
Prepare for quick evacuation
Build an emergency kit


SHORT TERM RENTAL UPDATE

PERMIT STATUS:
Issued permits: 2,051
Total applications received: 3,082

STR ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE:
Complaint Type:

  • Noise: 45
  • Trash: 25
  • Parking: 21
  • Occup.: 3
  • Other: 8

ADDITIONAL UPDATES:

  • Team has been enforcing new STR ordinance since March 11
  • Initially focused on enforcement of operational standards
  • STR Enforcement hours – 7 days/nights a week including holidays (until midnight; sheriff responds after midnight)
  • STR Enforcement goal = out patrolling 80% of shift time

SHORT TERM RENTAL PROGRAM WEBSITE 


Contact information:

 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603 

Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Sophie Fox: sfox@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Katelynn Hopkins: khopkins@placer.ca.gov

Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: lthayer@placer.ca.gov

Placer County District 5 Newsletter | August 5

Placer County District 5 Newsletter | August 5

HAPPY AUGUST!

Your Voice Makes a Difference!
As we head toward the end of summer the overall number of issues our office is handling is not slowing down! In the last few weeks we have attended a number of Municipal Advisory Council meetings and heard from many about issues and concerns. The following are just a few of the examples of what our office is working on for you.

Increase in Truck Fires on Interstate 80
At the Weimar/Applegate/Colfax Municipal Advisory Council (WAC/MAC) meeting and later at the Board of Supervisors, Don Belden of the Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council presented the serious concerns about the increasing incidence of truck fires along Interstate 80. We are now working with both Caltrans and California Highway Patrol to address safety concerns including the high speed of the vehicles, and the dense vegetation in the right-of-way along both sides of I80 between the Summit and Meadow Vista. Our office and Placer County Fire are both submitting letters regarding these concerns. We will follow-up on this issue, as well as the previous letter we have sent on the deterioration of the I80 surface which has caused numerous broken windshields and flat tires.

Bear River Campground and Day Use Area
Also during the WAC/MAC meeting, Placer County Parks provided a report to the community on the direction the County was heading to not renew the operating agreement with the State for the Bear River Campground and Day Use Area. As a result of many concerns expressed and questions asked, our office immediately offered to facilitate a workshop with the public, the County and the State. The County has operated the property under an agreement with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife but does not operate any other properties owned by the State. County staff have been in discussions with the State to better understand their plans for the property’s management and maintenance. Community members will be invited to attend the workshop. Please email us if you would like to be informed of the time and date of the workshop. It will also be posted on our Parks and Open Space website.

Candidate Workshop on July 23
On July 23 I participated in the Candidate Workshop held by the Placer County Elections Office. There will be over 180 positions available on various local city councils, school boards, parks, fire, water and utility districts in Placer County this November. The workshop explained many of the details involved in running for public office including campaign financial disclosure filing, campaign techniques and working with the media. Guest speakers also included a successful candidate, a campaign consultant, a member of the media, Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters Ryan Ronco, and knowledgeable elections staff. Candidate filing for the November 2022 general election opened July 18 and closes at 5pm on August 12. LEARN MORE

Whether we are meeting with our agricultural representatives trying to develop a vision for the future of agriculture in Placer County, assisting special districts to secure State legislative help, convening partners on solutions to homelessness in our County, investigating code compliance concerns, or simply connecting with a bank whose ATM (the only in the community) was not working, our office stands ready to serve you however we can. Sometimes our role is small, sometimes large, but please know that Sophie, Katelynn and I stand ready to assist you in getting answers and facilitating solutions!

In service,
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor


INTRODUCING AND WELCOMING SHERIFF WAYNE WOO

Last Tuesday we attended the swearing-in ceremony for Wayne Woo, Placer County’s 29th Sheriff/Coroner/Marshal. Dozens of elected officials, supporters, and members of Sheriff Woo’s family were able to hear the incredibly moving speech about his journey through the ranks of law enforcement and his vision for the future of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Public safety is our county’s top priority, and I have no doubt that Sheriff Woo will serve this role with the integrity, dedication and leadership that our residents deserve. WATCH VIDEO

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FORESTHILL DOG PARK

I was honored to perform the official ribbon cutting ceremony on July 11 for the very first dog park in Foresthill. Placer County worked closely with Foresthill Parks and Recreation to establish this great new addition to the community, which is located in Memorial Park behind the pool, next to the children’s playground. LEARN MORE

 


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS | RECAP OF JULY 25 + 26

The Board of Supervisors Meetings on July 25 & 26 included several items that are specific to or impact various regions of District 5….

Audit Committee Annual Report
Establish Zone of Benefit No. 236 in County Service Area 28 and Establishment of Charges on Tax Roll for Homewood Lot 3 and Lot 5 and Set a Fee for Services
Arts Council of Placer County
River Fire
CAL FIRE California Climate Investments Forest Health Grant Program
Petition to Rescind Tax Sale of 9005 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, CA
Election Results | June 7, 2022
Amendment to Placer Code, Chapter 16 Resulting from Senate Bill 9
East Placer Lease to Locals Pilot Program
Martis Valley Trail
Park and Grounds Maintenance Services in the Tahoe Vista/Kings Beach Area

VIEW FULL AGENDA | JULY 25 RECORDING | JULY 26 RECORDING


 PLACER PROTECT SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR | AUGUST 11

WHEN: August 11 | 10am – 2pm
WHERE: Maidu Community Center
WHAT: Join Placer PROTECT & 30+ partners

LEARN ABOUT:
• Community resources
• Criminal prosecutions
• Senior scams
• Elder abuse + prevention
• Emergency preparedness
• Senior health + wellness
• … and more!

OPPORTUNITIES:
• Paper shredding (2 box max) with AARP
• Free legal clinic with the Legal Services of Northern California
• Educational seminars
• Coffee with local officials

LEARN MORE


PLACER RECOGNIZED AS #1 DIGITAL COUNTY

Placer County placed first nationally in our population-size category in the 20th annual Digital Counties Survey! This is the fourth consecutive year Placer has finished in the top four for innovative use of emerging technologies to serve our residents. LEARN MORE

 

 


GET PLACER NEWS EASILY ON YOUR PHONE WITH SIMPLICITY APP

Placer County has joined Simplicity – a free smartphone app for local news and information. Just download the app, select your community and follow Placer County for push alerts on all the topics that interest you. LEARN MORE

 

 


HOW TO READ YOUR ENERGY BILL | PIONEER COMMUNITY ENERGY

Pioneer Community Energy heard from the community that energy bills can be a bit confusing, so they’re providing this video to help explain your savings and billing details. Pioneer customers in El Dorado and Placer County are expected to save 6% or more on electric generation rates in 2022. If you still have questions, their customer service team can walk you through your monthly savings; you can click here or call (844)YES-PIONEER. LEARN MORE

 


ONLY A COUPLE SPOTS LEFT FOR THE PLACER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FALL CITIZENS ACADEMY

The Placer County District Attorney’s Citizens Academy is a nine-week program that will offer accelerated courses each week. Placer County citizens will be able to meet our team, learn about the District Attorney’s Office, its role within the criminal justice system and the services that are provided to the community. Space is limited and accepted participants will receive notification. Notification will also be made to those who were not accommodated. The course starts September 13 and will be held every Tuesday from 6-8:30 p.m. through November 8 at the Rocklin Police Department Community Room. LEARN MORE

 


Wildfire Updates and Resources

FIRE SEASON IS UPON US – STAY PREPARED AND INFORMED!

We live in a beautiful, but fire danger critical area – it is ALL our responsibility to ensure we are fire-prepared. Please be vigilant with your actions and evacuation plans. SIGN UP FOR PLACER ALERT – it is the single best way to stay informed in an emergency.

IMPORTANT WILDFIRE RESOURCES:

Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council
Ready for Wildfire webpage
Homeowner’s checklist
Defensible space information
Prepare for quick evacuation
Build an emergency kit
Sign up for Placer Alert


IF YOU HEAR THE HI-LO SIREN, IT’S TIME TO EVACUATE!

The hi-lo siren was installed in Placer County Sheriff’s Office patrol units in 2019 to be used during emergency evacuations. The sound is different from the traditional police siren — it will ONLY be used in areas facing danger. LEARN MORE

 

 

 


AUGUST 2022 ROADMAP TO RECOVERY VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

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NOTICE FOR WEIMAR AREA ONLY… CONSTRUCTION ALERT!

FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS IS BUILDING A GIGABIT AMERICA You will soon be seeing construction activity in your neighborhood. We want you to know what is going on. Frontier is upgrading their existing, 140-year-old technology copper facilities with new, 21st century fiber optic cable that will deliver to you as much as 2 Gigabit service. In order to make this happen, we need to do some digging. MORE INFO: ENGLISH | ESPAÑOL

 


BRINGING FAMILIES HOME

The Bringing Families Home program gave Tara another chance at a life with her daughter. The program supports families who are involved in the child welfare system, and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. LEARN MORE

 



Contact information:

 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603 

Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Sophie Fox: sfox@placer.ca.gov

Deputy District Director Katelynn Hopkins: khopkins@placer.ca.gov

Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: lthayer@placer.ca.gov

Placer County District 5 Bulletin | July 21

Placer County District 5 Bulletin | July 21

PUBLIC SERVICES IN EASTERN PLACER COUNTY

As a 40-year resident of Tahoe City, I have been fortunate to spend many years volunteering with incredible community members to improve our communities in Eastern Placer County. When the opportunity to serve on the Board of Supervisors presented itself, I changed my career plans and sought this office to ensure fair representation for Eastern Placer County. While we have a number of issues in common with our fellow county residents, we also have unique needs and concerns.

Since taking office I have learned a tremendous amount about the other areas of the County and particularly the communities in my District. I find it rewarding to work on issues throughout the County in efforts to improve services and solve the challenges before us. One of those areas is library services.

Recently the County completed a library study that reviewed our current library service models, library facilities, and the Grand Jury recommendations from 2015-16 and 2020-21. The study revealed that the growth in property taxes dedicated to library services is not keeping up with the costs to provide the current services. The revenues from Eastern Placer County (including appropriate overhead) exceed expenditures for direct services, and both our Tahoe City and Kings Beach libraries are too small to provide the level of service desired by our library users. In response, our office has been meeting with representatives from the Town of Truckee, Nevada County and Friends of the Truckee Library to discuss regional library service delivery models as well as other opportunities for collaboration and coordination.

A number of constituents have written my office, fearful that the County is considering closing the Tahoe City Library. I want to assure you that nothing could be further from the truth! I am dedicated to finding ways to improve service reliability, share resources and ensure that taxes you pay for library services are dedicated to serving you. Later this fall we will be convening more discussions on this important topic.

In service,
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor


HONORING LARRY SEVISON | JUNE 27 DEDICATION CEREMONY

On June 27 we gathered to honor a legacy of volunteer public service that started in 1971! Past and present leaders from the Placer County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, California Tahoe Conservancy, North Tahoe Public Utility District, Tahoe City Public Utility District, and Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, gathered with Larry and Patsy Sevison and their family, to recognize Larry’s 50+ years of service to Placer County and the Lake Tahoe region. Many of those people shared stories of Larry’s service through the decades. Each story had a common theme – that Larry’s humble, kind, and thoughtful leadership set an example for all of us to learn from and to strive for throughout our lives. WATCH DEDICATION VIDEO


PLACER EXPANDS ELIGIBILITY FOR TAHOE-AREA DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Local workers at all income levels looking to buy a home in North Lake Tahoe are now eligible for down payment assistance through Placer County’s Workforce Housing Preservation Program. Launched in 2021, the program pays participants to deed restrict their properties so that only local workers can purchase or rent them, providing home buyers a funding source that could be used for a down payment or renovations. LEARN MORE


ON-DEMAND TRANSIT IN TAHOE GAINS HIGH MARKS

On-demand transit service in eastern Placer County is receiving high marks for its performance and is viewed as a major reason why the Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transportation service has seen a 20% increase in ridership over pre-COVID numbers. LEARN MORE

Given the high price of gas and the public’s interest in protecting our environment, I am pleased to hear that our residents are taking advantage of this free transportation service, I am not surprised by the excellent reviews. I regularly hear from residents who share that they use the service and think it’s great!


TREE MORTALITY ON DONNER SUMMIT, AND THROUGHOUT OUR REGION

On July 7, I joined a tour with Truckee Fire, CalFire, Placer Fire, and Placer County’s Regional Forest Health Coordinator to see firsthand the developing issue of large tree deaths on Donner Summit, especially with the red fir around Serene Lakes. The trees are drought-stressed and then vulnerable to the bark beetle. Many have already died and more are showing signs of infestation. Unfortunately we expect that this is only the beginning resulting in significant tree mortality in the area. We discussed the need for immediate steps to protect our forests and our communities. Staff is working on developing action plans and funding requests to address this critical problem. LEARN MORE ABOUT FOREST HEALTH


SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR STATE HIGHWAY 28 GAS LINE REPLACEMENT WORK

Traffic Control to be Restricted During Peak Hours

Caltrans is alerting motorists of a schedule change starting next week for traffic-interfering work on State Highway 28 for a utility project. Southwest Gas and its contractor, Q&D Construction, are working on a gas line replacement project between Tahoe City and Kings Beach. Beginning Monday, July 18, both lanes of Highway 28 from Sahara Drive to Onyx Street will be open from 3-7pm to avoid delays during peak traffic. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7pm Sunday to 3 p.m. Monday, Monday through Thursday from 7am-3pm and from 7pm Thursday to 7am Friday. No work is scheduled on the weekend. Motorists should expect delays of up to 20 minutes during one-way traffic control. Caltrans issues construction updates on Twitter @CaltransDist3, on Facebook at CaltransDistrict3 and on the its online lane closure reports. For real-time traffic, click on Caltrans’ QuickMap quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or download the QuickMap app from the App Store or Google Play. LEARN MORE


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS | RECAP OF JUNE 27 & 28

The Board of Supervisors Meetings on June 27 and 28 included several items that are specific to or impact Eastern Placer County….

VIEW FULL AGENDA | JUNE 27 RECORDING | JUNE 28 RECORDING


PLACER COUNTY – RANKED AS ONE OF THE NATION’S (40TH) AND CALIFORNIA’S (3RD) HEALTHIEST COMMUNITIES!

We all know that wherever we reside in Placer County, we have chosen a very special place to live. Our residents benefit from the incredible beauty of our open space, our agricultural lands, our foothill communities, and our recreational opportunities in the High Sierra. We recently learned that Placer County was one of only three California counties that ranked in the top 50 of 3,000 counties nationwide, in the U.S. News’ 2022 Healthiest Communities rankings.

The fifth annual Healthiest Communities project from U.S. News assessed dozens of metrics that fall into 10 health and health-related categories, such as public safety, economy, housing and the environment. Individual metrics include community crime rates, obesity prevalence, high school graduation rate and walkability, and communities are scored on a 100-point scale tied to how they perform relative to one another. Placer County ranked third, just behind Santa Clara and San Mateo County, and just ahead of Marin County, Orange County, and Napa County.

In addition, Placer County placed first nationally in our population-size category in the 20th annual Digital Counties Survey! This is the fourth consecutive year Placer has finished in the top four for innovative use of emerging technologies to serve our residents.

While we will always have more to improve, this survey is a good reminder of how fortunate we truly are as residents of Placer County.


SUPERVISORS APPROVE A $1.22 BILLION BUDGET WITH A STRONG RAINY DAY FUND

The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a balanced budget totaling $1,221,251,032 for fiscal year 2022-23, representing a 19.2% increase over FY 2021-22. The increase is attributed to inflationary costs and the addition of staffing to deliver services in key strategic areas of county operations. These cost increases are primarily offset with additional property and sales tax revenues related to the growing local economy. State and federal grant revenues have also increased to offset the growing cost of health and human services and public safety programs. Also included in the budget is an increase of $99.1 million in capital projects, which are funded by bond financing, capital reserves and state grants. LEARN MORE

I am proud that our county is in a strong financial position and can adequately serve its residents by providing comprehensive county services. Our state partners are pessimistic about the economy in the coming fiscal year and it’s imperative that we be prepared to backfill our services with reserve funds should the state decrease its budget allocations to counties.


CONSIDERING RUNNING FOR OFFICE? JOIN THE FREE ELECTION CANDIDATE WORKSHOP ON JULY 23 AT 10AM

There will be over 180 positions available on various local city councils, school boards, parks, fire, water and utility districts in Placer County this November. Citizens who are interested in serving their community and are registered voters are qualified to run for local office but may not know how to go about it. The Placer County Elections Office is holding a candidate workshop July 23 to take the mystery out of running for office. Prospective candidates and their supporters are encouraged to attend. Members of the media and the general public are also invited. The workshop will explain many of the details involved in running for public office including campaign financial disclosure filing, campaign techniques and working with the media. Guest speakers will include a successful candidate, a campaign consultant, member of the media, Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters Ryan Ronco, and knowledgeable elections staff. Candidate filing for the November 2022 general election opened July 18 and closes at 5pm on August 12. LEARN MORE

 


Wildfire Updates + Resources

HOT TEMPERATURES AND DROUGHT CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT FIRE SEASON FORECAST

Residents are urged to remain vigilant as we head into peak fire season. CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Chief Brian Estes shares his fire season outlook and the increased resources that are dedicated to our region.

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PLACER COUNTY RESIDENTIAL CHIPPER PROGRAM

The Board of Supervisors recently approved $700,000 over two years to continue the expanded pilot Residential Chipper Program with the Placer County Resource Conservation District. The Chipper Program is a good use of public funds because it provides a low-cost residential chipper service for Placer residents, incentivizes fuels reduction on residential properties, and promotes defensible space. LEARN MORE


 

FIRE SEASON IS UPON US – STAY PREPARED AND INFORMED!

Be fire safe and vigilant with your actions and evacuation plans. SIGN UP FOR PLACER ALERT – it is the single best way to stay informed in an emergency.

IMPORTANT WILDFIRE RESOURCES:

Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council
Ready for Wildfire webpage
Homeowner’s checklist
Defensible space information
Prepare for quick evacuation
Build an emergency kit

 

 

 


PLACER RECOGNIZED AS #1 DIGITAL COUNTY

Placer County placed first nationally in our population-size category in the 20th annual Digital Counties Survey! This is the fourth consecutive year Placer has finished in the top four for innovative use of emerging technologies to serve our residents. LEARN MORE

 


 

GET PLACER COUNTY NEWS EASILY ON YOUR PHONE WITH THE SIMPLICITY APP

Placer County has joined Simplicity – a free smartphone app for local news and information. Just download the app, select your community and follow Placer County for push alerts on all the topics that interest you. LEARN MORE

 


PLACER COUNTY EMPLOYMENT WEBSITE IS UPDATED REGULARLY

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.
APPLY FOR A JOB | SIGN UP FOR JOB ALERTS!

 


Contact information:

 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603 

Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Sophie Fox: sfox@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Katelynn Hopkins: khopkins@placer.ca.gov

Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: lthayer@placer.ca.gov

Placer County District 5 Bulletin | June 16

Placer County District 5 Bulletin | June 16

WELCOMING SUMMER!

As we look forward to a beautiful and busy summer, I want to encourage everyone to recreate respectfully, responsibly, and do your part to keep Placer County safe. We ask that as you gather with friends and family over the Fourth of July and other activities and events, please remember that we are in fire season – and that fireworks are always illegal in unincorporated Placer County. Please be careful and vigilant! Let’s make this holiday – and the rest of the summer – memorable by counting our blessings, truly appreciating our freedom, and celebrating our democracy!

In service,
Supervisor Cindy Gustafson

 


LARRY SEVISON DOLLAR CREEK TRAIL DEDICATION CEREMONY

Please join us in honoring Larry Sevison for his 50 year legacy of public service in Placer County and Lake Tahoe at the Dollar Creek Dedication Ceremony on Monday, June 27 at 4pm at the Dollar Creek Trailhead. The Dollar Creek Trail is just one of many projects that Larry championed for the benefit of Placer County residents and visitors. His leadership, dedication and support for this trail was decades-long and certainly would not have been constructed without his tenacity and vision. The legacy Larry Sevison leaves throughout Placer County and in his community of Lake Tahoe is unmatched, and it is with the utmost gratitude and appreciation that we honor Larry for his lifelong dedication to his community. LEARN MORE

 


CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY IN NORTH LAKE TAHOE

North Lake Tahoe will launch drones instead of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day!
The shift aligns with the region’s commitment to sustainability and stewardship, and addresses community concerns related to fire risk and environmental impacts. READ PRESS RELEASE

A light show you won’t want to miss!
Orchestrated to music, over 100 drones will take to the air directly over Lake Tahoe, brightening up the sky and delivering a new kind of wonder. Click the events below for more information!

 


BALLOT COUNT CONTINUES IN PLACER COUNTY

As of June 14, a total of 47,093 ballots were counted from last week’s Statewide Direct Primary Election. Key Placer County races included sheriff/coroner-marshal, assessor, clerk-recorder-registrar of voters, district attorney, and for Eastern Placer voters it included transient occupancy tax Measure A. SEE RESULTS

 

 


FIRE SEASON IS UPON US – STAY PREPARED AND INFORMED! 

We live in a beautiful, but fire danger critical area – it is ALL our responsibility to ensure we are fire-prepared. Please be vigilant with your actions and evacuation plans. SIGN UP FOR PLACER ALERT – it is the single best way to stay informed in an emergency.

IMPORTANT WILDFIRE RESOURCES:

 


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING IN TAHOE ON JUNE 28

We will be holding our next Board of Supervisors Meeting in Tahoe on Tuesday, June 28. With the change of seasons, there will be a lot to report on in Eastern Placer County including important housing and transit updates. Please look for a follow-up email next week which will include details as well as the full agenda. LEARN MORE

 

 


WATCH THE BOATWORKS REDEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION

On June 9 the North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council received an informational overview of the proposed mixed-use redevelopment project located on a 3.8 acre developed site located at 790 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City. The project area is comprised of three contiguous parcels and seeks to redevelop the site with an 80 to 85-unit hotel facing Lake Tahoe, with conference facilities and associated amenities, 31 residential condominium units, and 8,000 square feet of commercial retail space fronting North Lake Boulevard. The applicant has elected to process a joint Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement with Placer County and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency respectively. WATCH PRESENTATION


PLACER SUPERVISORS DISMISS COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER

On June 3, 2022, the Board designated Assistant County Executive Officer Jane Christenson to serve as our Acting CEO. While change can be challenging, the Board’s decision was in the best interests of County taxpayers and staff, and our Supervisors remain focused on public service delivery and committed to advancing our many future-focused initiatives. We thank our hard-working and dedicated County employees for their support during this transition and we look forward to working together in continued service to our Placer community. The Board of Supervisors has issued a statement regarding the decision to terminate CEO Todd Leopold. READ STATEMENT


PLACER SUPERVISORS COMMIT TO HELPING RAISE $20 MILLION FOR TRANSPORTATION IN TAHOE

A regional effort to raise transportation dollars for Lake Tahoe is being supported by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. During its Tuesday meeting, the board adopted a resolution approving a commitment to a regional partnership dedicated to raising a minimum of $20 million per year for transportation improvements. The funding would be earmarked to support the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Regional Transportation Plan, which focuses on environmental sustainability and alternative forms of transportation such as transit services, bike and pedestrian trails and other community enhancements. LEARN MORE


PLACER SUPERVISORS APPROVE FIRST-EVER PARKS AND TRAILS MASTER PLAN

the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved the first-ever countywide Placer County Parks and Trails Master Plan, which could double the amount of recreation acreage by 2040 and triple the amount of trail miles. The plan provides a 20-year-and-beyond vision for the development and operation of parks, recreation, open space and trail networks in the county. It also includes future improvements and maintenance for existing parks and trails. LEARN MORE


PLACER WELCOMES DAVID KWONG AS NEW COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE AGENCY DIRECTOR

Please join us in welcoming David Kwong as the new director of our Community Development Resource Agency. David brings over 30 years in government service, including his most recent job serving as community development director for San Joaquin County, and 15 years with the City of Sacramento. LEARN MORE

 


OPENING ON PLACER COUNTY ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARD REPRESENTING DISTRICT 5

Placer County is accepting applications to fill a seat on the county Assessment Appeals Board to represent District 5. Assessment Appeals Board members must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in the state of California as a certified public accountant, licensed real estate broker, an attorney, or certified and accredited property appraiser. LEARN MORE + APPLY HERE

 


NORTH TAHOE SENIOR LUNCHES | TUESDAYS + THURSDAYS

Sierra Senior Services, the local Meals on Wheels Provider, and the NTPUD are sponsoring a new lunch program for seniors in North Tahoe. Senior lunches are now available on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:30am-1pm. Reservations are required by 4pm the day before – please call 530.550.7600 to reserve your seat. LEARN MORE 

 

 


PLACER COUNTY EMPLOYMENT WEBSITE IS UPDATED REGULARLY

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.
APPLY FOR A JOB | SIGN UP FOR JOB ALERTS!

 

 


Contact information:

 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603 

Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Sophie Fox: sfox@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Katelynn Hopkins: khopkins@placer.ca.gov

Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: lthayer@placer.ca.gov

Placer County District 5 Newsletter | July 7

Placer County District 5 Newsletter | July 7

WHY WE LOVE PLACER… THE PEOPLE, THE COMMUNITIES!

The last two weeks have reminded me of what makes any place great – it’s both the place and the people!

Last week we gathered to honor a legacy of volunteer public service that started in 1971! Past and present leaders from the Placer County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, California Tahoe Conservancy, North Tahoe Public Utility District, Tahoe City Public Utility District, and Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, gathered with Larry and Patsy Sevison and their family, to recognize Larry’s 50+ years of service to Placer County and the Lake Tahoe region. Many of those people shared stories of Larry’s service through the decades. Each story had a common theme – that Larry’s humble, kind, and thoughtful leadership set an example for all of us to learn from and to strive for throughout our lives. WATCH DEDICATION VIDEO

Placer County – ranked as one of the Nation’s (40th) and California’s (3rd) healthiest communities!

We all know that wherever we reside in Placer County, we have chosen a very special place to live. Our residents benefit from the incredible beauty of our open space, our agricultural lands, our foothill communities, and our recreational opportunities in the High Sierra. We recently learned that Placer County was one of only three California counties that ranked in the top 50 of 3,000 counties nationwide, in the U.S. News’ 2022 Healthiest Communities rankings.

The fifth annual Healthiest Communities project from U.S. News assessed dozens of metrics that fall into 10 health and health-related categories, such as public safety, economy, housing and the environment. Individual metrics include community crime rates, obesity prevalence, high school graduation rate and walkability, and communities are scored on a 100-point scale tied to how they perform relative to one another. Placer County ranked third, just behind Santa Clara and San Mateo County, and just ahead of Marin County, Orange County, and Napa County. While we will always have more to improve, this survey is a good reminder of how fortunate we truly are as residents of Placer County.

As we enjoy our busy summer activities, let’s remember to keep working to make Placer County an even better place to live, work and play!

In service,
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor


SUPERVISORS APPROVE A $1.22 BILLION BUDGET WITH A STRONG RAINY DAY FUND

The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a balanced budget totaling $1,221,251,032 for fiscal year 2022-23, representing a 19.2% increase over FY 2021-22. The increase is attributed to inflationary costs and the addition of staffing to deliver services in key strategic areas of county operations. These cost increases are primarily offset with additional property and sales tax revenues related to the growing local economy. State and federal grant revenues have also increased to offset the growing cost of health and human services and public safety programs. Also included in the budget is an increase of $99.1 million in capital projects, which are funded by bond financing, capital reserves and state grants. LEARN MORE

I am proud that our county is in a strong financial position and can adequately serve its residents by providing comprehensive county services. Our state partners are pessimistic about the economy in the coming fiscal year and it’s imperative that we be prepared to backfill our services with reserve funds should the state decrease its budget allocations to counties.


UPDATE TO PLACER COUNTY HOUSING POLICY TARGETS INFILL AREAS FOR MORE HOUSING

Increasing the variety and affordability of housing in Placer County’s developed unincorporated areas is the goal of a series of policy changes approved Tuesday by the County Board of Supervisors. The proposed updates would align county code with sweeping changes to state law in recent years intended to address the growing housing affordability crisis in California. They would also allow innovative housing types like moveable tiny homes and co-housing or “cottage home” developments. While Placer County has for years been working to reduce barriers to housing construction, the Board of Supervisors and community members alike sought an extensive public engagement process to ensure a balance between meeting state requirements and preserving the character of existing communities through this broad update to Placer’s housing policy. LEARN MORE


AFTER POINT-IN-TIME COUNT RELEASE, PLACER COUNTY EYES CONTINUED PROGRESS

point-in-time release
The estimated number of unhoused community members in Placer County remains relatively steady compared to 2020, according to results of the 2022 Point-in-Time homeless census released today by the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras. Placer County will use data from the count to inform its ongoing efforts to address homelessness, including a regional planning effort that is now entering its second phase. Results showed that the overall estimate of homeless individuals increased by less than 1% from 2020 to 2022, from 744 to 750, although the rate of homelessness per 10,000 people declined slightly during that time period. LEARN MORE


FREE ELECTION CANDIDATE WORKSHOP AVAILABLE

DATE: JULY 23 @ 10AM
LOCATION: The Assessor’s Confluence Room

There will be over 180 positions available on various local city councils, school boards, parks, fire, water and utility districts in Placer County this November. Citizens who are interested in serving their community and are registered voters are qualified to run for local office but may not know how to go about it. The Placer County Elections Office is holding a candidate workshop July 23 to take the mystery out of running for office. Prospective candidates and their supporters are encouraged to attend. Members of the media and the general public are also invited. The workshop will explain many of the details involved in running for public office including campaign financial disclosure filing, campaign techniques and working with the media. Guest speakers will include a successful candidate, a campaign consultant, member of the media, Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters Ryan Ronco, and knowledgeable elections staff. Candidate filing for the November 2022 general election will open July 18 and close at 5pm on August 12. LEARN MORE


Wildfire Updates and Resources

HOT TEMPERATURES AND DROUGHT CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT FIRE SEASON FORECAST

Residents are urged to remain vigilant as we head into peak fire season. CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Chief Brian Estes shares his fire season outlook and the increased resources that are dedicated to our region. WATCH VIDEO

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PLACER COUNTY RESIDENTIAL CHIPPER PROGRAM

The Board of Supervisors recently approved $700,000 over two years to continue the expanded pilot Residential Chipper Program with the Placer County Resource Conservation District.

The Chipper Program is a good use of public funds because it provides a low-cost residential chipper service for Placer residents, incentivizes fuels reduction on residential properties, and promotes defensible space. LEARN MORE


FIRE SEASON IS UPON US – STAY PREPARED AND INFORMED! 

We live in a beautiful, but fire danger critical area – it is ALL our responsibility to ensure we are fire-prepared. Please be vigilant with your actions and evacuation plans. SIGN UP FOR PLACER ALERT – it is the single best way to stay informed in an emergency.

IMPORTANT WILDFIRE RESOURCES:


KEEP YOUR COOL DURING THE SUMMER HEAT

With hot temps in the forecast, make your next visit to Hidden Falls Regional Park an enjoyable one. Bring plenty of water and snacks, dress for weather conditions and know your limits. We hope to see you soon! LEARN MORE

 


PLACER COUNTY EMPLOYMENT WEBSITE IS UPDATED REGULARLY

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.
APPLY FOR A JOB | SIGN UP FOR JOB ALERTS!



Contact information:

 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603 

Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Sophie Fox: sfox@placer.ca.gov

Deputy District Director Katelynn Hopkins: khopkins@placer.ca.gov

Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: lthayer@placer.ca.gov

Placer County District 5 Newsletter | June 29

Placer County District 5 Newsletter | June 29

CELEBRATE OUR COUNTRY’S INDEPENDENCE DAY!

Let’s make this Fourth of July memorable by counting our blessings, truly appreciating our freedom, and celebrating our democracy! On this holiday weekend let’s remember the leadership, courage, and sacrifices that so many made throughout our nation’s history – to first establish and then defend our democracy. The Fourth of July commemorates the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation when 56 members of the Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, which gifted our nation independence, self-determination, and the right to dream big. This historic document is still a wonderful read and a way to remember our founding fathers words as they established a new country.

Also, please stay cautious through fire season. As you gather with friends and family, remember that we are in extreme fire danger and we need to remain vigilant for potential ignition points. Let’s keep each other and our communities safe as we enter another dangerous fire season.

Have a Happy 4th of July!

In service,
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor


NO FIREWORKS PERMITTED IN UNINCORPORATED PLACER COUNTY!

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“Fireworks in Placer County and across our region are a real concern to the fire services and our fire department – not only for the threat of starting new wildland fires – but also because of public safety.” | Chief Estes

‘NO FIREWORKS’ SIGNS AVAILABLE!

We encourage you to pick up these FREE signs and post them at your business or residence – where they’re highly visible – to warn and remind both our residents and visitors that fireworks are illegal. [VIEW PICKUP LOCATIONS]

 

 


FIRE SEASON IS UPON US – STAY PREPARED AND INFORMED! 

We live in a beautiful, but fire danger critical area – it is ALL our responsibility to ensure we are fire-prepared. Please be vigilant with your actions and evacuation plans. SIGN UP FOR PLACER ALERT – it is the single best way to stay informed in an emergency.

IMPORTANT WILDFIRE RESOURCES:



Contact information:

 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603 

Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Sophie Fox: sfox@placer.ca.gov

Deputy District Director Katelynn Hopkins: khopkins@placer.ca.gov

Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: lthayer@placer.ca.gov

Placer County District 5 Newsletter | June 2

Placer County District 5 Newsletter | June 2

PLEASE VOTE ON JUNE 7

Many have fought and given their lives to protect our democratic form of government. Placer County voters have a history of strong voter turnout, ranking among the best in California. Now, more than ever, it is critically important for voters to participate in this primary election There are several key races on this ballot. Please vote – our democracy depends on you choosing the best leaders to help guide the County and serve you.

In service,
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor

 


JUNE 7 | STATEWIDE DIRECT PRIMARY ELECTION

The ballot includes several state and federal seat primaries as well as Placer County races including assessor, clerk-recorder-registrar of voters, district attorney, sheriff/coroner-marshal, and for Eastern Placer voters, it also includes Measure A.
LEARN MORE + VISIT THE PLACER COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE WEBSITE

 


Additional News & Resources

WATCH THE WESTERN DISTRICT 5 WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS TOWN HALL FROM MAY 24

On Tuesday, May 24 we hosted a Western District 5 Wildfire Preparedness Town Hall, offering both in-person and virtual attendance. We received a great turnout and want to thank everyone who joined us. If you we’re unable to attend – or you simply want to revisit a topic – we encourage to watch the recording provided below.

Included presentations from Cal Fire, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, and Placer County Office of Emergency Services:

• Home Hardening & Defensible Space
• Red Flag and Elevated Fire Weather
• Placer Alert & Evacuations
• General Emergency Preparedness
• Ways to Help My Community

[WATCH RECORDING] | [VIEW FULL AGENDA]


CONGRESSMAN LAMALFA ANNOUNCES PLACER COUNTY SHERIFF BODY-WORN CAMERA GRANT

On Monday, May 23, Congressman Doug LaMalfa announced that he secured a $580,000 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant through the Department of Justice for Placer County. The funds will be awarded for a Body-Worn Camera Program. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office will assign Body-Worn Cameras to deputies in field operations and to correctional staff for use in both correctional facilities. Congressman LaMalfa was joined by Placer County Sheriff Devon Bell, Placer County Supervisor Cindy Gustafson, and Placer County Undersheriff Wayne Woo. LEARN MORE


PLACER SUPERVISORS APPROVE FIRST-EVER PARKS AND TRAILS MASTER PLAN

Last week, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved the first-ever countywide Placer County Parks and Trails Master Plan, which could double the amount of recreation acreage by 2040 and triple the amount of trail miles. The plan provides a 20-year-and-beyond vision for the development and operation of parks, recreation, open space and trail networks in the county. It also includes future improvements and maintenance for existing parks and trails. LEARN MORE

 


PLACER SUPERVISORS AUTHORIZE $56 MILLION FOR NEW SHERIFF’S OFFICE FACILITIES

The Placer County Board of Supervisors adopted a series of resolutions Tuesday to authorize the award of two design-build contracts totaling $56 million for the construction of the Mental Health Facility and the Vocational Training Facility at the Bill Santucci Justice Center in Roseville. Based on a best-value criterion, the contracts were both awarded to Clark & Sullivan Construction and Broward Builder, who have entered a joint venture. When complete, the two Placer County Sheriff’s Office facilities will add a total of 165 beds to the South Placer Jail. LEARN MORE


PLACER SUPERVISORS SUPPORT FUNDING FOR MARRIOTT MEADOWS PARK IN NORTH AUBURN

North Auburn will welcome a new park thanks to a large grant from the state of California and actions by the Placer County Board of Supervisors last week. The planned Marriott Meadows Park will be located west of Regional Park on Richardson Drive in North Auburn. Features will include walking trails through conserved woodlands, a dog park, open turf area, a central plaza, splash pads, bocce ball courts, picnic tables and restrooms. LEARN MORE


OPENING ON PLACER COUNTY ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARD REPRESENTING DISTRICT 5

Placer County is accepting applications to fill a seat on the county Assessment Appeals Board to represent District 5. Assessment Appeals Board members must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in the state of California as a certified public accountant, licensed real estate broker, an attorney, or certified and accredited property appraiser. LEARN MORE + APPLY HERE

 


PLACER ACCEPTING ‘ROUND-2’ MICROBIZ GRANT APPLICATIONS THROUGH JUNE 10

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

 


“KNOW WHERE ALZHEIMER’S HIDES” CAMPAIGN

Placer County’s Healthy Brain Initiative program is continuing its work to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related resources through a new multimedia awareness campaign. LEARN MORE

 

 


PLACER’S EMPLOYMENT WEBSITE IS UPDATED REGULARLY

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.

APPLY FOR A JOB | SIGN UP FOR JOB ALERTS!

 

 



Contact information:

 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603 

Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Sophie Fox: sfox@placer.ca.gov

Deputy District Director Katelynn Hopkins: khopkins@placer.ca.gov

Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: lthayer@placer.ca.gov