PREPARING FOR SUMMER
As we prepare for summer, the record-breaking drought should be driving each of us to focus on protecting our homes, our properties, and our communities from wildfire. Placer County is working to expand the Chipper Program, provide support for the One Big Bin program, and are proposing to expand the Firewise Community Program by hiring a full-time Community Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator. I strongly encourage you to visit the ReadyPlacer Wildfire webpage for information on how you and your neighbors can prepare your homes and communities for wildfire. In addition, please feel free to reach out to me and my staff if you need more information.
The Board of Supervisors and County staff are working on the development of the 2022-23 budget that guides all operations of the County. A day-long workshop with the full Board of Supervisors was conducted earlier this week with each department presenting their historic and proposed budgets, key accomplishments from this past year, and emerging issues and department priorities. The draft budget of $1,089,926,060 will continue to be developed and adjusted with the final budget being presented in June for adoption.
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
Placer County is made special because of the incredible people who choose to live here, especially those in our smaller communities. This was truly evidenced by the countless volunteers who stepped in to assist their neighborhoods and communities during the record-breaking storm last winter. They checked in on neighbors, cleared driveways, prepared and distributed food, called in outside resources, opened-up their homes, and donated time and resources to others. I have been told many stories of the heroes that stepped in to help.
Please join me in recognizing and applauding some of the amazing individuals who provided such incredible volunteer service.
• Mayor Trinity Burruss
• Councilmember Joe Fatula
• Councilmember Marnie Mendoza
• Councilmember David Ackerman
• Councilmember Sean Lomen
• City Manager Wes Heathcock
• Caroline McCully
• Christy M. Carlisles
• Dominic DiMaggio
• Donna Sehabiague
• Dylan LaMadrid
• Hank Silva
• Jeremy Rogers
• Jillian Whitcomb
• Jodi Henry
• Jordyn DiMaggio
• Justin Rocky Farwell
• Ken Little
• Kyle Tatum
• Lee Harrison
• Nick Dion
• Rick Tetrault
• Wesley Willis
We have prepared ‘Certificates of Recognition’ for each person, and they will be delivered soon.
I also want to acknowledge the brave and hard work of the Placer County Sheriff’s, CalFire, Placer County Fire Department, Foresthill Fire, Placer Hills Fire, Office of Emergency Services, and Placer County Roads Department each of these performed round the clock work throughout the region to ensure our safety during a record-smashing event. WATCH VIDEO
Placer County is reaching out to residents whose homes were redrawn into a different supervisorial district during last year’s redistricting process. The new boundaries, which went into effect in January, relocated approximately 25,000 households. The county wants to make sure affected residents know their supervisor has changed along with their district designation. LEARN MORE
PLACER COUNTY LIBRARY BENCH DEDICATION
Thanks to everyone who attended the Placer County Library Bench Dedication in celebration of the life of Kathrine S. Berger at the beautiful Foresthill Library – a place she held close to her heart. We gathered with people from the Foresthill community, Friends of the Library, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Search and Rescue, and some of Kathrine’s family members. It goes without saying that Kathrine was a staple in this community and her memory and dedication to those she loved will always live on. WATCH VIDEO
United Policyholders is offering the following free workshops in April for people affected by the 2020 and 2021 California wildfires. LEARN MORE
Tune into the Western District 5 Virtual Town Hall that was held on Thursday, March 24. Agenda items included: Community Reports, Public Safety Reports, Beekeeping Zoning Text Amendment, 2022 Zoning Text Amendments, and County Updates.
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.
Our Board of Supervisors recently proclaimed this coming April as “Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month” in Placer County. We are excited to share information and resources throughout the month along with our partners including KidsFirst, Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center Placer County MDIC and Children’s Advocacy Center and more. LEARN MORE
The Board of Supervisors approved the introduction of a new camping ordinance to regulate camping and storage on county property. LEARN MORE
A new report is now available to the public for review that details a range of potential strategies for a regional response to homelessness in Placer County. LEARN MORE
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