WISHING YOU A FUN & SAFE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
As we head into Memorial Day Weekend, I ask each of you to remember, honor and mourn all who have served and given their lives defending our freedom. Please take a moment to pause and appreciate what they and their loved ones have sacrificed so that we can enjoy our lives, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
This weekend also represents the unofficial opening of Lake Tahoe and the start of summer, topped off with a warm and sunny forecast. This time of year I can’t help but be reminded how lucky we are to be able to live, work and play in such an amazing place – filled with beautiful views, ample outdoor activities, a resilient community and a variety of incredible local businesses. Let’s continue to support our friends and neighbors while we also remember to recreate safely and respectfully this holiday weekend and into the summer ahead.
Join myself and County Staff for a Virtual Eastern Placer County Town Hall on June 10 at 6pm for updates, resources and information on the following topics:
• Public Safety & Community Updates
• New Summer Services – Trash & Transit
• Development Project Updates
• Short Term Rental Updates
• COVID Updates
Information on accessing this virtual town hall meeting will be posted HERE once the meeting agenda is published.
Placer County Public Health and health care system partners will be holding special vaccination clinics in parts of the county with lower vaccination rates or access to health services in the month of June. Appointments can be made in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov and walk-ins are also welcome. LEARN MORE
Also, youth aged 12 and older are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine to protect against COVID-19. It is available through many local providers via MyTurn. Book Appointment
On May 25, the California Department of Public Health announced that Placer County’s COVID metrics have qualified the county to enter the orange tier, a few weeks prior to the state’s move “Beyond the Blueprint” anticipated for June 15. View activities and capacities permitted under orange tier, CLICK HERE.
For a look at what is ahead when the state as a whole moves “Beyond the Blueprint” June 15, CLICK HERE. The state is also expected to adjust masking guidance at that point to align with the CDC’s indoor guidance for vaccinated individuals.
The process to select and seat the new North Lake Tahoe Resort Association TBID Board of Directors is underway as they are preparing the Election Ballot with candidates for all nominated and designated Board seats. The Placer County Board of Supervisors has one of “6” nominated seats on the NLTRA TBID Board as part of the Governance within the Management District Plan (MDP). Learn more about NLTRA’s committee structure HERE.
Placer County is seeking applications to serve on NLTRA’s new TBID Board of Director Seat – At-Large Public Member representing the Placer County Board of Supervisors. View the TBID Governance document that outlines the breakdown of both the nominated and designated seats (all have to be elected by NLTRA membership) and the Board Candidate Application.
Applications are due by June 11. Board appointment of the TBID Board of Director Seat will be on the June 22 BOS agenda.
The magic of Lake Tahoe lies in the culture of our communities and the natural beauty that surrounds us. To protect and preserve vulnerable ecosystems and residential communities, regional visitor bureaus have joined forces to focus on educational tactics that reinforce the importance of mindful, responsible travel. Before embarking on a journey to our beloved region, please take the North Lake Tahoe Traveler Responsibility Pledge. We appreciate your commitment to preserving the natural wonders of the Sierra! Take the Pledge + watch the video below to learn more!
IT’S ALWAYS THE RIGHT TIME TO BE WILDFIRE PREPARED, PLACER!
Start preparing you and your property for the upcoming fire season. Placer County remains one of the top in California for community-led fire preparedness efforts with our Placer County Fire Safe Alliance, a group of local, state and federal agencies and community partners, who support local Firewise Communities and fire safe councils throughout the county.
• Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council
• Ready for Wildfire webpage
• Homeowner’s checklist
• Defensible space information
• Prepare for quick evacuation
• Build an emergency kit
• Sign up for Placer Alert
Placer County is seeking community feedback as part of its 2021 update to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The goal of the CWPP is to enhance efforts to protect communities, watersheds and other at-risk properties from catastrophic wildfire. LEARN MORE
The French Meadows Forest Restoration Project is a collaborative forest health project intended to reduce wildfire risk. Placer is scheduled to start in June as the Board of Supervisors voted to authorize the county to perform work on federal land for the multi-agency partnership French Meadows Forest Restoration Project. With the approval, Placer will take the lead on hiring and overseeing contractors to execute tree removal, forest thinning and biomass removal. LEARN MORE
There is so much more to work on to address your needs and concerns. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office and we will work with County staff to get you answers and help find solutions.
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
Join in the process to redraw Placer County’s supervisorial districts. This process only takes place once every 10 years! The Placer County Redistricting Commission is beginning the work to redraw the boundaries of the county’s five supervisorial districts. District lines can shape a community’s ability to elect the representative of their choice. Redistricting takes place every 10 years after the federal census. District boundaries for federal, state and local elected offices are redrawn to reflect new population data and shifting populations. LEARN MORE
Placer County is now providing free building plans to homeowners interested in constructing an accessory home on their property, saving thousands in building costs, while helping to increase the county’s stock of affordable housing As of March 8, Placer County has received 24 applications, 16 permits issued and 89 accessory home inquiries in 2021. LEARN MORE
175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603
Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@
District Aide Kelly McCaughna: kmccaughna@placer.
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