Happy Official First Day of Winter and Holiday Wishes, Placer County!
It’s officially winter, which also means the holiday season is upon us. There are many things to love about this time of year, especially the blessings of time with family and friends. Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday filled with peace and prosperity, and a happy and healthy New Year.
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
PLACER COUNTY 2021 YEAR IN REVIEW
As we get set to welcome a new year, we’d like to share some of the great achievements made in 2021 by our dedicated staff and community. View this video, showcasing why Placer County is such a wonderful place to live, work, learn and play!
SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL RETAILER & #SHOPPLACER
Local businesses are at the heart of our communities. Let’s #ShopPlacer and show them our support. Below is a link to a list of some of your local area business associations and chambers, many of which have online gift cards and sales. Let’s show love for local and support our friends and neighbors.
- Auburn Chamber of Commerce
- Old Town Auburn Business Association
- Downtown Auburn Business Association
- Colfax Chamber of Commerce
- Foresthill Divide Chamber of Commerce
- North Lake Tahoe Resort Association
PLACER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS COMES TO AN AGREEMENT ON DISTRICT MAP AND UNANIMOUSLY PASSES
After months of public meetings and community input, our Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted on the supervisorial district map that will serve our community for the next decade.
The map includes all of Auburn in District 5, divide the foothill communities into District 3 and District 4 along Interstate 80, would keep Lincoln and Rocklin whole, and allow the city of Loomis to remain in District 3 along with Penryn and Newcastle.
The map was presented and finalized for adoption at the December 14 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. The new map will take effect in early 2022 and the redistricting process will not take place again until 2031. Thank you to all who participated in the redistricting process.
VIEW MAP + LEARN MORE
STAY INFORMED DURING WINTER STORMS WITH OUR NEW READYPLACER DASHBOARD
Our new dashboard provides helpful maps showing current road conditions, sandbag locations, power outages, winter weather hazards, rain tips, snow tips, and more so you can be more prepared before you head out. It also includes local weather and traffic information from Twitter. LEARN MORE
TEMPORARY STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE NOW IN EFFECT
The California Department of Public Health announced this week that it is requiring masks to be worn in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, from December 15 through January 15. Placer County Public Health continues to advise residents regardless of vaccination status to use high-quality masks, like a surgical or KN95 mask, while in indoor settings to protect against the Delta and Omicron variants — and, most importantly, to get vaccinated or boosted. LEARN MORE
PLACER COUNTY SEEKING APPLICANTS TO ADVISE ON WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS EFFORTS
Placer County is seeking applicants for three open positions on the Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council. The council represents Colfax, Secret Town, Alpine Meadows, Weimar, Applegate, Clipper Gap, Eden Valley, Alta and Dutch Flat. It’s led by community members who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and Colfax City Council. Much like a neighborhood watch for wildfire preparedness, members mobilize neighbors to protect their homes, communities, pets, and environments from catastrophic wildfire. LEARN MORE
FRENCH MEADOWS FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT
Placer County is so excited to be a part of the French Meadows partnership and just as excited to help promote the project’s NEW interactive story map! Check it out and learn more about how this innovative partnership is working to protect our county’s natural resources. LEARN MORE
PLACER COUNTY EMPLOYMENT WEBSITE IS UPDATED REGULARLY
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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LOCAL COVID RESPONSE PROGRAMS WIN TOP STATE HONORS
Two of our collaborative Human Services programs addressing economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have received top awards from the California State Association of Counties for 2021! The CSAC awards spotlight the most innovative programs developed and implemented by California counties. LEARN MORE
LIBRARY SERVICES WRAPS UP ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR
Placer County Library Services continues to provide excellent reading programs and opportunities for county residents while looking ahead to expand services next year. The Placer County Board of Supervisors this week received an update from county Library Services staff regarding highlights from the past year as well as a preview of library plans set for 2022. LEARN MORE
175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603
Supervisor Cindy Gustafson: cindygustafson@
District Aide Sophie Fox: email@example.com
Deputy District Director Katelynn Hopkins: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant District Aide Lindsay Thayer: email@example.com