Placer County District 5 Bulletin | June 16
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!
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!
- JULY 3 DRONE LIGHT SHOW IN KINGS BEACH
- JULY 4 DRONE LIGHT SHOW IN TAHOE CITY
- ALL UPCOMING EVENTS IN NORTH LAKE TAHOE
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:
- 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
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!
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