Placer County District 5 Bulletin | March 7

Placer County District 5 Bulletin | March 7

HAPPY MARCH!

While it wasn’t much, last week’s small storm helps with our significant snowpack deficit. “Miracle March’s” have occurred – let’s hope that we gain some additional relief this month from our historic drought conditions.

At this Tuesday’s Board (March 8th) meeting we will be considering setting the new fees for the short-term rental program. Staff has responded to the Board and community with a program that will double the amount of enforcement for nuisances and double the staffing to ensure compliance with permitting required by the new ordinance. The new ordinance also requires health and safety inspections for all STR’s this year or they won’t be renewed. The County is coordinating with the local fire districts to conduct these inspections. The fees proposed are significantly higher to fully fund the program and ensure that general taxpayers are not subsidizing these activities.

The Board will also be considering authorizing a study on the Eastern Regional Landfill Biomass Plant. Staff have responded quickly to our request to re-consider this project. At the current and projected level of forestry/defensible space work within our public and private lands, we need to increase the efforts to find means of disposal. The facility is only part of what is needed within the region, but because of the County’s work in 2013 we believe this can be moved forward quickly

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY | TUESDAY, MARCH 8

Tuesday, March 8th is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. Throughout our County and our Eastern Placer Truckee region we have many women leaders in industry, non-profits, and government leadership. Some of the following are even historic firsts for women holding the top position or being in the majority on their board or council. I am so fortunate to work closely with many of them in service to all of you! These are challenging times for all in leadership, so please reach out and thank these women for the examples they are setting, their leadership and many contributions to our region.

We can’t possibly list all the women working to improve our Eastern Placer communities, but here is a start:

PRIVATE, NON-PROFIT, AND GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVES:

• Amy Berry – CEO, Tahoe Fund
• Carmen Ghysels – Superintendent, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
• Claudia Andersen – CEO, Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation
• Deirdra Walsh – Vice-President and General Manager, Northstar CA
• Dee Byrne – President and COO, Palisades Tahoe
• Emily Vitas – Executive Director, Truckee Tahoe Workforce Housing Agy
• Heidi Hill Drum – CEO, Tahoe Prosperity Center
• Jen Callaway, Town Manager, Town of Truckee
• Joanne Marchetta, Executive Director, Tahoe Regional Planning Agy
• Katherine Hill, Publisher/Owner, Tahoe Weekly
• Lisa Wallace, Executive Director, Truckee River Watershed Council
• Mayumi Elegado, Publisher/Owner, Moonshine Ink
• Sharon Romack, Executive Director, Sierra Senior Services
• Stacy Caldwell, CEO, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
• Alyssa Reilly, Executive Director, North Tahoe Business Association
• Katie Biggers, Executive Director, Tahoe City Downtown Association

ELECTED OFFICIALS:

Placer County Board of Supervisors
• Bonnie Gore
• Cindy Gustafson
• Suzanne Jones

Truckee Town Council
• Anna Klovstad
• Courtney Henderson
• Lindsay Romack

Tahoe City Public Utility District
• Ellie Beals
• Gail Scoville
• Judy Friedman

North Tahoe Public Utility District
• Danielle Hughes
• Sarah Coolidge
• Sue Daniels

North Tahoe Fire Protection District
• Heidi Doyle

Alpine Springs County Water District
• Christine York
• Jan Ganong
• Janet Grant

Olympic Valley Public Utility District
• Katy Hover-Smoot
• Victoria Mercer

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District
• Cris Hennessey
• Dianna Driller
• Kim Szczurek
• Kirsten Livak

Truckee Tahoe Airport District
• Kathryn Rohlf
• Mary Hetherington
• Teresa O’Dette

Tahoe Forest Hospital District
• Alyce Wong
• Mary Brown

I apologize for all the amazing women I have missed mentioning.

Please join me in honoring the achievements of ALL women,
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor


Board of Supervisors Meeting

TUESDAY, MARCH 8 AT 9AM
Location: The Domes
175 Fulweiler Avenue | Auburn, CA 95603

AGENDA ITEMS:

  • Approve and Present a Proclamation establishing March 2022 as American Red Cross Month in Placer County
  • Chance and Dean Rezone
  • Ordinance Repealing and Replacing Placer County Code Chapter 12, Article 12.26, Entitled “Camping and Personal Property Storage on County Property and Public Areas”
  • Short Term Rental Permit Fee Schedule Adjustment

These and other items will be presented at the meeting.

[VIEW FULL AGENDA]  |  [ZOOM LINK]


Eastern Placer Virtual Town Hall

TUESDAY, MARCH 15 AT 6PM

AGENDA ITEMS:

Public Safety Reports

  • Placer County Sheriff’s Office
  • Cal Fire
  • California Highway Patrol
  • North Tahoe Fire Protection District

Community Reports

  • North Tahoe Public Utility District
  • Olympic Valley Public Service District
  • Tahoe City Public Utility District
  • Northstar Community Services District
  • North Lake Tahoe Resort Association

Information Items

  • 2022 Zoning Text Amendments
  • Short Term Rental Ordinance Update

County Update – Supervisor Gustafson

[VIEW FULL AGENDA] | [ZOOM LINK]


STR Program Update Webinar

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 AT 6PM

Placer Tahoe staff will provide education on new ordinance standards, requirements, and fines/penalties as well as a live permit application demonstration of the new on-line software which will be utilized for permit intake starting April 1, 2022. The webinar is targets to current STR operators looking to renew or those seeking a new STR permit during the 2022 permit cycle. A new permit system will be available for applications starting April 1st, 2022.

[ZOOM LINK]


Additional News & Resources

HELP IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND HEALTH

The Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee (CCTT) requests resident participation in a confidential survey to measure local quality of life, community engagement, and behavioral health needs. The survey is open now until April 3, 2022 and the results will help local organizations develop programs to better address the health needs of our community members. As a follow up to the 2020 Community Engagement & Behavioral Health Survey, the information collected in this survey will be valuable data used to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, identify any community health trends and support the recently released Behavioral Health Roadmap. TAKE THE SURVEY


TART WINTER SERVICES + TART CONNECT

Help our environment and our congestion! As we head into another busy holiday weekend, 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

 


COFFEE ANYONE?

As hard as we try, we can’t possibly meet with each of our constituents individually. Heading into spring, our office will be setting up coffees and visits throughout the District. Please let us know if you would like to organize one with your neighbors, friends, or service organizations. EMAIL US!

 

 


PLACER COUNTY INTRODUCES A NEW MICRO BIZ GRANT!

Microbusinesses in Placer County that were financially impacted by the pandemic can apply for relief grants of up to $2,500. The program includes a total of $412,500 in funding from the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. To qualify, businesses must have five or fewer employees and less than $50,000 in revenue as of 2019 in addition to several additional eligibility requirements. The official deadline to submit your application is March 31, 2022. LEARN MORE

 


PLACER SUPERVISORS OPPOSE BILL ASSERTING SCHOOL COVID-19 VACCINE MANDATE

Introduced in January, SB 871 would add the COVID-19 vaccine to the other vaccinations required for in-person school attendance and eliminate the personal belief exemption for COVID-19 vaccination as well as any future disease immunizations as determined by the California Department of Public Health. Under California law, students are allowed to skip vaccines required for in-person attendance at K-12 schools after a doctor says it’s medically necessary to do so. However, since current law only applies to previously approved immunizations, the state must offer broader personal belief exemptions for all newly mandated vaccines unless lawmakers and the governor override that requirement.

I do believe there are medical benefits to vaccines, but I believe it’s a personal choice. As long as we can take protective measures ourselves against those who have chosen not to vaccinate, then I’m OK with opposing any state or federal mandate on this. LEARN MORE


PLACER COUNTY REMOVES THE NAME SQUAW FROM ALL COUNTY-MAINTAINED ROADS

The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to rename the three county-maintained roads that contained the word “Squaw” to alternative names. Squaw Valley Road was renamed Olympic Valley Road, Squaw Peak Road was renamed Shirley Canyon Road, and Squaw Peak Way was renamed Marmot Way. LEARN MORE

 


PLACER RANKS AMONG TOP FIVE IN CA FOR INCOMING INVESTMENTS

Placer County ranked fourth among all counties in California with the most incoming investments, according to a recent study by SmartAsset, a financial technology company. LEARN MORE

 


PLACER INTRODUCES NEW ORDINANCE TO COMPLY WITH SB 1383

A new county ordinance was introduced this week that, if approved by our Board of Supervisors at its March 8 meeting, would require residents and businesses to comply with state law SB 1383. The state law requires the reduction of organic waste materials sent to landfills, such as food scraps, green waste, paper and cardboard. 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.
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Contact information:

 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603 

Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Sophie Fox: sfox@placer.ca.gov

District Aide Katelynn Hopkins: khopkins@placer.ca.gov

Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: lthayer@placer.ca.gov