HAPPY OFFICIAL FIRST DAY OF WINTER AND HOLIDAY WISHES, PLACER COUNTY!
It’s officially winter, which also means the holiday season is upon us. There are many things to love about this time of year, especially the blessings of time with family and friends. Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday filled with peace and prosperity, and a happy and healthy New Year.
In service,Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
As we get set to welcome a new year, we’d like to share some of the great achievements made in 2021 by our dedicated staff and community. View this video, showcasing why Placer County is such a wonderful place to live, work, learn and play!
As you are finalizing your holiday shopping, I again urge you to keep your dollars in our community by showing your love for local. Local businesses are at the heart of our communities. Let’s #ShopPlacer and show them our support. LEARN MORE
The North Lake Tahoe gift card goes toward many of your favorite retailers, restaurants, services, sports and entertainment options all in one place. Use your eGift card at participating locations throughout North Lake Tahoe and shop local to support our community. LEARN MORE
After months of public meetings and community input, our Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted on the supervisorial district map that will serve our community for the next decade.
The map includes all of Auburn in District 5, divide the foothill communities into District 3 and District 4 along Interstate 80, would keep Lincoln and Rocklin whole, and allow the city of Loomis to remain in District 3 along with Penryn and Newcastle.
The map was presented and finalized for adoption at the December 14 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. The new map will take effect in early 2022 and the redistricting process will not take place again until 2031. Thank you to all who participated in the redistricting process.
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Our new dashboard provides helpful maps showing current road conditions, sandbag locations, power outages, winter weather hazards, rain tips, snow tips, and more so you can be more prepared before you head out. It also includes local weather and traffic information from Twitter. LEARN MORE
Our snow removal crews were hard at work! Did you know we have one of the largest snow removal operations in the state? Depending on the severity and timing of the storm, crews from the Department of Public Works can be plowing from Auburn to the Nevada state line. Our crews will continue to plow 24/7 as long as needed to keep the roads clear! Watch our snowplows in action!
Since it’s ski season and the holidays, I encourage residents and visitors to take advantage the FREE winter transit options. The winter Park + Ride lots in Truckee and Tahoe City offer service to Olympic Valley and Northstar California Resort. In addition, TART Connect offers free on-demand shuttle service in North Lake Tahoe with curb-to-curb service and connections, via the app or phone, and you will be picked up in as little as 15 minutes. LEARN MORE
The California Department of Public Health announced this week that it is requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, from December 15 through January 15. Placer County Public Health continues to advise residents regardless of vaccination status to use high-quality masks, like a surgical or KN95 mask, while in indoor settings to protect against the Delta and Omicron variants — and, most importantly, to get vaccinated or boosted. LEARN MORE
Placer County is seeking applicants for three open positions on the Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council. The council represents Colfax, Secret Town, Alpine Meadows, Weimar, Applegate, Clipper Gap, Eden Valley, Alta and Dutch Flat. It’s led by community members who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and Colfax City Council. Much like a neighborhood watch for wildfire preparedness, members mobilize neighbors to protect their homes, communities, pets and environments from catastrophic wildfire. LEARN MORE
Check out Placer County’s employment website for a list of open positions, including internships. Job seekers can apply for positions and sign up for job alerts to be notified of openings.
Two of our collaborative Human Services programs addressing economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have received top awards from the California State Association of Counties for 2021! The CSAC awards spotlight the most innovative programs developed and implemented by California counties. LEARN MORE
Placer County Library Services continues to provide excellent reading programs and opportunities for county residents while looking ahead to expand services next year. The Placer County Board of Supervisors this week received an update from county Library Services staff regarding highlights from the past year as well as a preview of library plans set for 2022. LEARN MORE
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