AUTUMN IS IN THE AIR
With crisp sunny days, vivid colors from the changing leaves, and stunning vibrant sunsets – it’s easy to say that fall in Placer County is one of the most beautiful times of the year. It’s also one of the best times of the year to get outside to explore the amazing outdoors with ideal weather, stunning landscapes, and less crowds.
And while the season is changing, our fire season is still very much here. As I mentioned in my previous newsletter, I will continue to push out wildfire updates and resources until we begin to see significant rain and snow. Please continue to stay educated, informed, prepared, and safe!
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF 288 NEW AFFORDABLE AND WORKFORCE HOUSING UNITS IN NORTH TAHOE & TRUCKEE
Last Friday, I was thrilled to join California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, officials and staff from North Lake Tahoe, Placer County, Nevada County, Town of Truckee, and developers and residents for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of 288 new affordable and workforce housing units at five locations throughout the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee region. A total of $150 million was infused into the local economy to develop these housing units! These affordable housing units are vital if we are to keep the fabric of our communities strong. The homes will provide for our teachers, our firefighters, and sheriff’s deputies. They will provide for our county, town and tourism-related workers. Developments like these help ensure opportunities for our children to be able to stay in the communities they love. Moving forward, we are committed to keeping affordable housing as a top priority to protect our communities for generations to come. LEARN MORE
Upcoming Meetings + Town Hall
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14 | 6PM
Location: Community Development Resource Center in North Auburn or Virtual
The once-a-decade process of revising Placer County’s supervisorial district boundaries continues with a public meeting with our Advisory Redistricting Commission. District lines can shape residents’ ability to elect the representative of their choice. Community members are welcome to join us in-person or virtually participate in the meeting via Zoom. View meeting details, CLICK HERE.
Visit the Redistricting Placer interactive website, a roadmap for how residents can participate in redrawing Placer’s supervisorial district boundaries to reflect population changes reported in the 2020 Census. The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted in February to appoint the Placer County Planning Commission to act as the Advisory Redistricting Commission to draw redistricting maps, which will ultimately be brought forward to the public and board for formal review and adoption.
The following residents serve on the Advisory Redistricting Commission:
Samuel Cannon, District 1; Nathan Herzog, District 2; Anthony DeMattei, District 3; Daniel Woodward, District 4; Anders Hauge, District 5; Larry Sevison, At-Large East of Sierra Crest; Richard Johnson, At-Large West of Sierra Crest.
Redistricting takes place every 10 years after the federal census. Using the Census data, county officials realign supervisorial districts in their counties, accounting for shifts in population growth since the last Census and assuring equal representation for their constituents in compliance with the “one-person, one-vote” principle of the Voting Rights Act. LEARN MORE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 | 6PM
Agenda items include:
- Public Safety Reports from Placer County Sheriff’s Office & California Highway Patrol
- Community Reports from Olympic Valley Public Service District
- County Updates from Supervisor Gustafson
- Process for Changing the Name of County Assets | County Executive Office will provide an update on the process for renaming County assets in Olympic Valley with presenters Stephanie Holloway and Lindsay Romack.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 | 6PM
Location: Tahoe City Public Utility District
Agenda items include:
- NTRAC Member Introductions including the appointment of our newest RAC member, Gerald Herrick
- Supervisor, Community & Member Reports
- Short-Term Rental Moratorium including staff update & timeline for work being advanced from Stephanie Holloway, Placer County Executive Office
PURPOSE OF A MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (MAC) | Municipal Advisory Councils are comprised of volunteer community members appointed by the Board of Supervisors to provide input on topics of interest as specified by the Board of Supervisors. A MAC may offer feedback on land use projects, county programs and services and other community issues. A Municipal Advisory Council is not a decision-making body such as the Board of Supervisors or the Planning Commission. MACs do not have authority to make, set, provide interpretation of or enforce county ordinances, policies, or laws.
DUTIES OF A MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL | Municipal Advisory Council meetings provide one of several forums for gathering input from the community on matters that relate to the area served by the MAC, such as land use, roads, public health and safety concerns, Placer County fire protection, Placer County law enforcement, Placer County parks and other matters as specified by the Board of Supervisors. MAC meetings also serve as a means of informing the public about additional options for providing input on specific projects and community issues, including submitting questions, concerns or suggestions to the Board of Supervisors via written correspondence, attending a public hearing before the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission or other county decision-making body, or attending other public/community meetings.
STR Moratorium Update
At the meeting on August 31, 2021 the Board of Supervisors directed staff to undertake a process to establish revisions to the Short Term Rental Ordinance and to bring the revisions back to the Board for adoption by February, 2022. This complicated issue will include meetings with various interest groups, economic analysis, as well as additional work on nuisance abatement and code enforcement. Stephanie Holloway, Tahoe Operations Manager and Crystal Jacobsen, CDRA Deputy Director, are tasked with overseeing this effort that includes public and private interests. LEARN MORE
The timeline for the process is as follows:
Fall is still fire season, especially with the extreme drought. Please continue to be fire safe and vigilant with your actions and evacuation plans. SIGN UP FOR PLACER ALERT — it is the single best way to stay informed in an emergency.
IMPORTANT WILDFIRE RESOURCES:
- Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council
- Ready for Wildfire webpage
- Homeowner’s checklist
- Defensible space information
- Red Flag Warning Program
- Hi-lo sirens during evacuations
- Prepare for quick evacuation
- Build an emergency kit
- Sign up for Placer Alert
After an extensive recruitment process, Placer County has selected Stephanie Holloway as the new Tahoe operations manager for its North Lake Tahoe County Executive Office. The position provides administrative oversight, community relations partnership, project management and operational guidance throughout North Lake Tahoe and eastern Placer County. Some initial areas of focus for Holloway and her team will include updating the county’s Tourism Master Plan and furthering solutions for housing and transportation. LEARN MORE
Projects that implement the Tourism Master Plan and benefit the North Lake Tahoe community may have an opportunity to receive funding with Placer County’s 2021-22 Tourism Master Plan grant program. The program supports the Tourism Master Plan, approved by the Placer County Board of Supervisors in 2015. The plan provides a road map for transient occupancy tax investment in eastern Placer County and focuses on key priority areas including: visitor activities and facilities, transportation, and visitor information. LEARN MORE
Public Health will hold a flu shot clinic in Kings Beach on Wednesday, October 27 from 3:30-5:30pm this year in partnership with Sierra Community House at their regular food distribution. Residents are encouraged to get a flu shot through their regular health care provider, but these free walk-up clinics provide another option. LEARN MORE
175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603
Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@
District Aide Sophie Fox: firstname.lastname@example.org
District Aide Kelly McCaughna: kmccaughna@placer.
Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: email@example.com