READY FOR SPRING?
March 20th is officially the first day of spring, so let’s hope we see a sustained change in our weather patterns! Spring also marks my 40th anniversary of living and working in North Lake Tahoe and there is no doubt in my mind that this has been one of the most challenging winters on record. Eleven atmospheric rivers have hit California this season bringing us huge snowfalls. Those combined with some of the lowest sustained temperatures on record have created large snow accumulations on and around our homes, businesses, and infrastructure. The heavy snow and ice have led to structural issues with buildings and have also significantly undermined our roadways. The Emergency Declarations at the County, the State and now the Federal level will hopefully bring funding to assist in the massive amounts of work to be done on both our State highways and our local roads.
I know that there are always many to thank for their efforts during difficult times, but this year we especially need to express our immense gratitude to our public and private snow removal crews. They have worked countless hours and days to try to keep up with the constant barrage of snow and ice we have experienced. We really couldn’t survive up here without their dedication and effort. While many get impatient, imagine what they have been going through to get our roads and driveways open and passable. Learn about their operations and how they do it. WATCH VIDEO
Also, I encourage you to utilize a new feature that is live on the ReadyPlacer Dashboard showing the current (within a minute) location of our Placer County snow removal vehicles — on the Road Conditions tab, look for the green snowflakes.
We are also very grateful for the Calfire crews who were in the region this past weekend to help remove snow at a number of public properties and individual residences where needs for assistance were identified. As a reminder, when you have a need that is not an immediate life-threatening emergency, please call 211 for assistance. They can connect you with our Office of Emergency Services, our Health and Human Services Department, or identify other resources that may be available.
Please feel free to reach out to our office with any suggestions or questions.
Supervisor Cindy Gustafson
Stay Informed. Stay Prepared. Be Ready, Placer!
With more rain and snow on the way, it’s important that community members be prepared and stay informed as conditions can quickly change. Visit the ReadyPlacer Dashboard which includes important updates about the weather, road conditions, power outages and more. LEARN MORE
- Track Placer County snow plows
- Get sandbags
- Snow load advisory
- Sign up for emergency notifications
- Report an emergency: 9-1-1
- Call for information or non-emergency resources: 2-1-1
- Report downed trees, street flooding or road hazards: 530-745-7565
PLACER COUNTY PARKS COMMISSION MEETING | MARCH 16
The Placer County Parks Commission will be asked to make a recommendation on park dedication fees for a pickleball project at the North Tahoe Regional Park. The Commission will also be hearing a presentation on the NTPUD/TCPUD Recreational Needs Assessment. The meeting will be held at 6pm at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. VIEW AGENDA
JOIN COUNTY OFFICIALS MARCH 21 FOR AN UPDATE ON THE KINGS BEACH WESTERN APPROACH PROJECT
Placer County will be holding an informational meeting on the Kings Beach Western Approach Project at 6pm on March 21, 2023, at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. County staff will present a status update on the project, followed by a question-and-answer session. The meeting will be live-streamed on Zoom for those that are not able to attend in person. The project is designed to improve the existing signal-controlled intersection at state Route 267 and state Route 28 in Kings Beach by replacing it with a roundabout and adding pedestrian and bicycle lane improvements. These changes will improve overall mobility and safety while accommodating all modes of travel, including pedestrians, bikes, vehicles and transit. LEARN MORE
TAHOE BASIN AREA PLAN WORKSHOP | MARCH 23
Please join Placer County for a workshop to learn more about the Tahoe Basin Area Plan proposed amendments. It will be held in person on March 23 from 5-7pm at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Engage with Placer County staff on the following topics: building form such as height and length, achievable housing, density and TRPA development rights, and town center reinvestment. LEARN MORE
Additional Resources + News
APPLY NOW FOR FINAL COVID-19 RECOVERY FUNDS
This is the last chance for small businesses to apply for up to $100,000 in COVID-19 relief funds from the Placer County Business Resource Center, a program of the Office of Economic Development. Businesses located in the unincorporated areas of Placer County that have been open since January 2019 and operate with five or fewer employees can submit an application to the Small Business COVID Recovery program to verify if their business qualifies. Applications will be open until 5pm on March 27. LEARN MORE
PLACER’S LEADING WOMEN FEATURED IN COMSTOCK’S MAGAZINE
In accordance with International Women’s Day on March 8, five of Placer County’s prominent female leaders were featured in the March edition of Comstock’s magazine. Supervisors Cindy Gustafson, Suzanne Jones, Bonnie Gore and Shanti Landon joined County Executive Officer Jane Christenson to share their personal motivations, recent accomplishments and the value they each bring to the communities they serve. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW
SHORT TERM RENTAL UPDATE through March 1, 2023:
Total issued permits: 3,263
Total pending applications: 35
- Team has been enforcing new Short Term Rental ordinance since March 11, 2022
- STR Enforcement hours – 7 days/nights a week including holidays (until 12am, then sheriff responds)
- STR Enforcement goal = patrolling 80% of shift time
SHORT TERM RENTAL PROGRAM WEBSITE
175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603
Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@
District Aide Sophie Fox: firstname.lastname@example.org
District Aide Katelynn Hopkins: email@example.com
Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: firstname.lastname@example.org