I hope all of you had a Happy Thanksgiving filled with gratitude for what we have, for the families we love, for the friends we cherish, and hope for the future.
Now the Giving Season is upon us! I encourage you to shop local and to consider donating to any of the non-profits that serve our communities. We have so many incredible local businesses and nonprofits throughout Placer County and every dollar spent or donated makes a huge difference in the lives of so many.
If you are able, please take a moment to think about your year-end giving. Most of our local nonprofits run on shoestring budgets with small staffs and volunteers who work long hours. They rely on your generosity to be able to continue their support for our residents and communities in the new year ahead. I encourage you to think about those organizations and causes close to your heart and donate.
If you are unsure of how to contribute this Giving Season, below is a list of just few examples of organizations doing phenomenal work that can use your help:
GIVE BACK TAHOE
If you’re looking to donate to an organization in the Tahoe Truckee area, check out Give Back Tahoe. Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation hosts an annual Give Back Tahoe end-of-year campaign, serving as a platform to connect you with 60 nonprofits in the region and can help you find a cause that aligns with your values and charitable goals. Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation also sponsors challenge grants between November 29 – December 13, so your donation may even help a nonprofit collect additional funds.
‘The Give Back Tahoe Giving Season brings together neighbors, visitors, and friends. It reminds us the spirit of the holiday season is about gratitude and giving. It’s about community. Donate to local nonprofits. Be a part of something bigger.’ LEARN MORE + DONATE
Here are just a few organizations in Eastern Placer that can use your help:
- Achieve Tahoe
- Arts for the Schools
- Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
- Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education
- Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe
- North Tahoe Arts
- Sierra Community House
- Sierra Senior Services
- Sierra State Parks Foundation
- Tahoe Fund
RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO SHOW LOVE FOR LOCAL AND “SHOP PLACER” THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Placer County leaders are encouraging residents to give back to their community this holiday season as they roll out their third-annual Shop Placer campaign. The “Shop Placer, Show Love for Local” campaign is a regional effort of local chambers of commerce, cities and towns to band together and encourage Placer County residents to shop local and support their favorite businesses and restaurants whenever possible. LEARN MORE
JUSTSERVE | FIND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES + RESOURCES
JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community, providing opportunities to help those in need and enhance the quality of life in the community. JustServe is a service to help link community volunteer needs with volunteers and does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation in posting projects or in encouraging volunteers to serve according to our guidelines. LEARN MORE
Additional News + Resources
BOARD APPROVES CONTRACT FOR NEW PLACER COUNTY CEO | JANE CHRISTENSON
After a nationwide search, Jane Christenson has been selected to permanently fill the position of county executive officer for Placer County. Christenson, who has been acting CEO since June 2022, was chosen from among a field of 15 qualified candidates. LEARN MORE
I want to thank all the panelists and county staff that participated in the extensive selection process. The board appreciates the wisdom and communication from so many of our constituents, elected department heads, and staff members who will be working with and for Jane. I think it is important for residents to understand the thoroughness of the process and how united we were in our support for Jane’s appointment.
FREE CHIPPER SERVICE THROUGH DECEMBER 31
Placer County Resource Conservation District has announced chipper service will be free for service requested between Nov 9th and Dec 31st. Placer RCD has taken this step to encourage residents to tackle their defensible space work, with a goal of keeping chipper crews busy through the holidays which is typically a slower time for the program. LEARN MORE + RESERVE SERVICES
MOSQUITO FIRE LANDOWNER ASSISTANCE
In partnership with CAL FIRE and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Placer County Resource Conservation District is offering free landowner assistance to property owners within the Mosquito Fire perimeter for removal of dead/dying trees and reforestation where appropriate. LEARN MORE
MOSQUITO FIRE DEBRIS REMOVAL PROGRAM LAUNCH
Right of Entry forms for residential property owners for the Mosquito Fire debris removal program are now available. The webpage includes program details and instructions for completion. An email was sent to all Mosquito Recovery email newsletter subscribers, and staff will also be contacting property owners by phone regarding the program. Completed ROE forms should be submitted to Environmental Health: email@example.com, and submitters will receive email notification once ROEs are approved. Deadline for ROE submission is December 16. Information about the alternative debris removal option for those choosing to hire their own contractors at their own expense to remove debris is also available. LEARN MORE
2050 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN PUBLIC SURVEY AND DECEMBER WORKSHOPS
PCTPA is embarking on an effort to update its long-range Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which is required to be updated every five years. The RTP outlines fiscally-constrained transportation opportunities in Placer County (excluding the Tahoe Basin) until 2050, and includes projections of population and housing growth, estimates revenue, and outlines transportation investment priorities. It is a collaborative effort among PCTPA, its member agencies, SACOG, elected officials, and stakeholders from across the County. LEARN MORE + TAKE SURVEY
PCTPA will be hosting three RTP community workshops to gauge the Placer County community transportation priorities.
- Tuesday, December 6 at 5:30pm on Zoom: REGISTER HERE
- Wednesday, December 7 at 6pm at PCTPA’s offices: REGISTER HERE
- Thursday, December 8 at 5:30pm on Zoom: REGISTER HERE
TWO ROAD REPAIR PROJECTS WILL AFFECT TRAFFIC IN DISTRICT 5 | ROLLINS LAKE + ALTA FORESTRY ROAD
The Department of Public Works has started construction on two projects in our district: the Rollins Lake Slide Repair Project and the Alta Forestry Road slope stabilization project.
Rollins Lake Road will be reduced from two lanes to one and controlled with temporary traffic lights beginning at Barb Wire Lane and extending 1,400 feet north. The project will repair a 2017 slope failure and mitigate the possibility of future slope failures that could affect private property. The public may contact Gina Prchlik with Ghirardelli Associates Inc. at 510-681-4275 with questions on the Rollins Lake slide repair project. The project is scheduled for completion in April.
The Alta Forestry Road slope stabilization project will reduce traffic to one lane with flaggers controlling traffic starting at Alta Bonnynook Road and ending 350 feet to the southeast. The project includes the construction of a retaining wall to eliminate the impacts of slope failures where dirt and debris has slid onto the road and required cleanup. This stretch of Alta Forestry Road is near Lake Alta and serves as the lone access point to the local CalFire station. The public may reach out to Dan Albright with PSOMAS at 916-204-6963 with questions regarding this project, which is scheduled for completion in January. LEARN MORE
District 5 Public Safety Reports | November 2022
awaiting updated stats….
- Total Incidents: 2,341
- Citizen Calls: 1,352
- Deputy Initiated: 989
- Priority 1 Citizen Calls: 50
- Priority 2 Citizen Calls: 346
- Suspicious Activity: 198
- Disturbance: 145
- Alarm: 170
- Traffic Stops: 303
- Calls closed with an Arrest: 77
- Calls closed with a Citations: 72
- Collisions: 1526 YTD
- 128 for month of November
- 15 Fatalities YTD
- Citations: 6,969
- DUI Arrests: 367
- Felony Arrests (Non-DUI): 58
- Misdemeanor Arrests (Non-DUI): 52
- Assist Disabled Motorists: 1,881
- Stolen Vehicle Recoveries: 49
CAL FIRE / PLACER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT
- Acres Burned: 1,956
- Wildland Fire: 409
- Structure Fire: 337
- Vehicle Fire: 31
- Other Fire: 2,977
- Medical Responses: 23,894
- HazMat: 1,064
- LE Activity: 52
- PSA/Other: 2,985
- Total Incidents: 31,718
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