WELCOMING 2022 AND A NEW ROLE
The tradition of the Board of Supervisors is to rotate the role of chair, and I am truly honored to take my turn this year. It does come with added responsibilities and time commitments to County-wide duties, but I am certain that with the outstanding dedication of my District Director (Sophie Fox – West Slope) and Deputy District Director (Katelynn Hopkins – East Slope), we will be able to continue our service to you.
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson was selected by her fellow board members to take the helm as the new chair of the Placer County Board of Supervisors, replacing District 2 Supervisor Robert Weygandt. READ MORE
Board of Supervisors Meeting in North Lake Tahoe
TUESDAY, JANUARY 25 AT 9AM
The Board of Supervisors meeting includes several items that are specific to Eastern Placer County:
- Commendation of Larry Sevison | Approve a Commendation recognizing Larry Sevison for 50 years of service on the Placer County Planning Commission.
- East Placer Tahoe Housing Update | Receive an update on the County’s efforts to create achievable housing opportunities in East Placer and the Tahoe Basin.
- Capital Projects Advisory (CAP) Committee FY2021-22 Capital Project Recommendations | Receive staff presentation outlining the CAP Committee recommendation to allocate TOT funds to up to 12 capital projects in eastern Placer County, consistent with the Tourism Master Plan.
- Short-Term Rental Ordinance Changes | Introduce and waive oral reading of an Ordinance to repeal and replace Chapter 9, Article 9.42 of the Placer County Code to regulate short term vacation rentals. The proposed ordinance includes higher penalties, additional requirements, and a cap on the number of short-term rentals allowed.
These and other items will be presented at the meeting.
Additional News + Resources
The Tahoe Prosperity Center launched this new initiative as an effort to develop strategies to diversify and strengthen the regional economy so that it is more resilient and sustainable for those who live, work and provide public services in the Tahoe Basin. As your District 5 Supervisor, I am proud to co-chair the “Basin Wide Steering Committee” alongside Chris McNamara and dozens of other leaders throughout our communities who represent various businesses and organizations.
Please take 10 minutes to share your feedback about what is needed to help our Lake Tahoe communities and the economy. Together we can make Lake Tahoe a place where we can Live, Work, Play and Thrive!
TAKE SURVEY + LEARN MORE
Help our environment and our congestion! 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. Please note: Starting January 15, TART will be running a modified and reduced service schedule. LEARN MORE
Amid the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases, in-person counter services will be temporarily suspended at our Community Development Resource Agency offices in Tahoe City starting Tuesday, January 18. Virtual appointments, and many other services, remain available through our eServices online portal. Please note: Closure does not impact the STR program enforcement. LEARN MORE
- Latest public health Covid-19 update + cases at a glance
- Placer County public health extends its health warning as Covid hospitalizations surge
- California extends indoor mask requirement until February 15
- Mild Covid symptoms? What to do if you’re sick!
- Place your order for FREE at-home Covid-19 Tests through USPS.
The Placer County District Attorney’s Office is now accepting applications for its spring 2022 citizens academy. During the nine-week program participants will learn about the District Attorney’s Office, its role within the criminal justice system and the services it provides to the community. LEARN MORE
Placer County is interested in hearing from residents regarding library services. The county will host a virtual town hall meeting to seek input on January 24 at 6pm. The scheduled town hall will consist of a two-hour interactive session. Participants will explore options for library service and discuss what services are most important to them. All community members are encouraged to attend – those who use the library, and those who do not. REGISTER + 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.
Help us help you! We are currently evaluating potential updates to the Placer County website. Your input is vital in order to make the most informed decisions.
WEBSITE FEEDBACK SURVEY.
Save the date for our upcoming Placer County Parks and Trails Master Plan virtual town hall meeting set for January 27. The first-ever parks and trails master plan provides a 10-year vision for the development and operation of parks and trails throughout the county. LEARN MORE
January marks National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. We’re honored to be a part of the Placer County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Team helping children who are victims or are at risk of being exploited in our community. The CSEC Team is composed of members from KidsFirst, law enforcement agencies, mental health agencies, probation, District Attorney’s Office and Children’s System of Care. LEARN MORE
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Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@
District Aide Sophie Fox: firstname.lastname@example.org
District Aide Katelynn Hopkins: email@example.com
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