REMEMBER AND HONOR THOSE WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY
As we approach Memorial Day weekend, please take a moment to pause, remember and honor all who have served and given their lives defending our freedom and our democracy. It seems even more important today as we witness global challenges to democratic principles that we not take for granted our rights to choose our own leaders. While we can never repay the loss to our fallen heroes and their loved ones, each of us can honor their sacrifice by participating in our upcoming Primary Election on June 7. Please find more information on the upcoming election below. I also encourage you to attend the Flag Retirement Ceremony hosted by the Tahoe City Boy Scout Troop 266 on Monday, May 30, at 5pm at the Trails End Cemetery in Tahoe City.
In addition, Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional beginning of summer activities at Lake Tahoe. It’s during this time of year that I am reminded how lucky we are to be able to live, work, and recreate in such an amazing place – not only offering so many outdoor activities but also a community filled with a variety of incredible local businesses. So with all of this beautiful weather in the forecast, I remind you to please recreate safely, respectfully, and responsibly now…and throughout the summer ahead!
Supervisor Cindy Gustafson
In preparation for the June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election, the Placer County Elections Office ballots were mailed out to all active registered Placer County voters starting on May 9. The ballot includes several state and federal seat primaries as well as Placer County races including assessor, clerk-recorder-registrar of voters, district attorney, sheriff/ coroner-marshal, and for Eastern Placer County voters, it also includes Measure A (info below). LEARN MORE
Measure A asks voters if they would like to reauthorize the additional 2% Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) that is charged to lodging guests in the North Lake Tahoe area. This additional 2% was initially approved by voters in 1996 and reauthorized by voters again in both 2002 and 2012. The 2% is added to the 8% that is collected county-wide for a total of 10% TOT collected on lodging properties in North Tahoe- both in short-term rentals and hotels. LEARN MORE
With just weeks remaining until the June 7 statewide direct primary election, the Placer County Elections Office is facing a shortage of volunteers to serve in precincts throughout the county.
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On Monday, May 9 we hosted an Eastern Placer County Town Hall, offering both in-person and virtual attendance. We received a great turnout and want to thank everyone who joined us. If you were unable to attend – or you simply want to revisit a topic – we encourage to watch the recording provided below.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 | 10am-2pm
WHERE: North Tahoe Event Center
Join Placer PROTECT & partners to learn about:
• Criminal prosecutions & investigation
• Signs of Alzheimer’s disease
• Senior scams
• Elder abuse & prevention
• Emergency preparedness
• Senior health & wellness
PLUS! Have coffee with District Attorney Gire, lunch included as supplies last, free medication disposal, and free legal clinic!
Placer County is bringing forward some updates to East Placer housing programs in May and June to increase housing opportunities for the local workforce. Changes include expanding and removing income requirements for certain local worker programs and projects, incentivizing long-term rentals, and allowing moveable tiny houses.
Communities are coming together throughout Placer County in May to reduce their risk of wildfire with a series of events for National Wildfire Awareness Month. Planned activities include defensible space work, hazardous vegetation removal and town hall discussions of emergency and evacuation preparedness with Placer’s public safety agencies and community leaders. LEARN MORE
From the Department of Insurance | CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara hosted the Safer from Wildfires Forum. WEBINAR RECORDING
WHEN: Thursday, June 9 | 5:30-7pm
WHERE: Via Zoom
Join the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation and regional partners for a discussion on how to prepare for wildfire evacuation. Learn where to get timely information and what to do when an evacuation is ordered. Each agency will give a short presentation on their role and responsibilities with evacuation situations followed by ample time for questions from the audience. If you register but cannot attend during the scheduled time, you will receive an email with the recording following the event. Spanish interpretation will be available.
• Bob Womack, Emergency Services Coordinator, Town of Truckee
• Paul Cummings, Nevada County OES Program Manager
• Sean Scales, Lieutenant, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office
• Paul Long, Tahoe Station Lieutenant, Placer County Sheriff’s Office
Placer County is accepting applications to fill a seat on the county Assessment Appeals Board to represent District 5. Assessment Appeals Board members must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in the state of California as a certified public accountant, licensed real estate broker, an attorney, or certified and accredited property appraiser.
TART Connect offers a FREE, easy way to leave the car behind. TART Connect offers curb-to-curb service via their on-demand shuttles. Reserve your trip via the app or by phone and you will be picked up in an 20 minutes or less. Service within the three zones daily between 6-10pm, with Zone 3 operating until midnight on Friday and Saturday. LEARN MORE
The Placer County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved a motion to streamline the permitting process for electric vehicle charging stations. LEARN MORE
Placer County is launching the second round of grant funding for microbusiness owners who may have missed their opportunity for a $2,500 grant in the first round. New applications for the Placer Micro Biz Program will be accepted starting April 25 – June 10. 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.
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