Happy 2021 – Resolve to Make a Difference!
Just a year ago we could never have imagined the challenges that 2020 would bring. As we look ahead to the light at the end of the tunnel for our public health crisis, hopefully we can refocus our energy and efforts to address other important issues we face as a County..
RESOLVE TO BE INVOLVED
My new term of office begins this month and as part of that process, many commission, committee, and council seats are also scheduled for re-appointment. Placer County has a wide array of opportunities for resident involvement. Many local citizens volunteer their time to serve their communities through participating in one of these efforts. I’d like to encourage all of you to consider applying for an appointment to one of the seats. I’d love to tell you its easy and won’t take much time, but having served on some of these before, I can assure you it is not always easy, and some times it is not fun – but democracy requires participation! The rewards of serving your community are immense.
Deadlines Are Coming Up!
Please review the following list and fill out this application if you are interested in serving. You can also email my office with any additional questions.
Applications are due January 15, 2021
Eastern Placer Specific Committee, Commission, Councils or Seats:
- Municipal Advisory Councils – MACs:
- Placer County Parks Commission
- Squaw Valley Design Review Committee
- Tahoe Basin Design Review Committee
- Capital Projects Advisory Committee
Countywide Seats Available:
Below is a list of countywide committees, commissions and councils with upcoming vacancies or term expirations.
- Economic Development Board
- Hazardous Abatement Hearing Body
- Mental Health Alcohol & Drug Advisory Board
- Placer County Child Care Advisory Council
- Placer County Older Adult Advisory Commission
- Resource Conservation District
- Solid Waste Task Force
- Wastewater Advisory Committee
If you are interested in starting to serve or continuing to serve, you can find an application here.
RESOLVE TO BE INFORMED
Even if you are unable to serve on a committee, commission, or council, I still encourage you to be involved by staying informed. If you’re reading this, you’ve already started by signing up for my newsletter and I thank you for that. You can also sign up for the Countywide newsletter and choose to get notified on other issues that are of interest to you.
Check Agendas for meetings: Typically, the Board of Supervisors meet twice a month and our upcoming agendas are posted here. You can find upcoming agendas for many other committees and commissions here and sign up to get notifications to be alerted to meetings as well.
Attend a meeting: Public input is accepted at all public meetings, so if you have thoughts or ideas to share, be sure to voice them.
Placer Alert: Sign up for Placer Alert– the county’s emergency notification system. You can sign up to receive calls, texts, or emails to ensure you know about an emergency near you the quickest way possible.
Thank you for taking the time to connect and do not hesitate to contact my office if you have additional questions.
– Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES
THE GREATER SACRAMENTO REGION’S STAY HOME ORDER EXTENDED
“The Greater Sacramento Region remains under the order because the area’s four-week projected ICU capacity does not meet the criteria to exit the order. Once a region’s four-week ICU projection shows a capacity of greater than or equal to 15%, the order will be lifted for that area.” | California Department of Public Health, January 2
Read Full Announcement
Read Placer County’s COVID-19: January Epidemiology (EPI) Report
The Placer County Public Health Division is coordinating COVID-19 vaccine efforts in alignment with recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, the COVID-19 California Governor’s Vaccine Task Force, and the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force Working Group.
Placer County has begun the Phase 1a rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline healthcare workers, residents of skilled nursing facilities, and others in the Tier 1 and 2 categories of Phase 1a. Public health staff are working diligently to distribute vaccines to as quickly as possible based on both the federal and state guidelines for different phases and tiers. County staff are also creating plans for future phases and will be providing sites on both the western and eastern side of the county for citizens to receive the vaccine. Placer County has a Vaccine Resources page and as more detailed plans are available, you can find them here.
Application Extended Through January 13
California’s $500M Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant website is live for all eligible California Small Businesses and Nonprofits to apply for grants up to $25k. Apply now through January 13. Learn More & Apply Today.
Seeking Your Input on Draft Local Roadway Safety Plan
Placer County is seeking your feedback and input on its draft Local Roadway Safety Plan. An LRSP helps stakeholders identify, analyze, and prioritize roadway safety improvements on local and rural roads. The LRSP also establishes the counties proactive approach to addressing locally-specific safety needs. A virtual community meeting will be held on Thursday, January 7 from 6-7pm. Learn More
North Tahoe Recreation Access Plan Survey
We’re seeking public input for our North Tahoe Recreation Access Plan. The plan will propose several trailhead parking and staging area sites that would provide increased access to public outdoor recreation areas.
Learn more about the plan | Take the survey
175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603
Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@
District Director Lindsay Romack: firstname.lastname@example.org
District Aide Kelly McCaughna: kmccaughna@placer.
Temporary Assistant District Aide Judy Friedman: email@example.com.