WELCOMING 2022 AND A NEW ROLE
The tradition of the Board of Supervisors is to rotate the role of chair, and I am truly honored to take my turn this year. It does come with added responsibilities and time commitments to County-wide duties, but I am confident that with the help of my District Director (Sophie Fox – West Slope) and Deputy District Director (Katelynn Hopkins – East Slope), we will be able to continue our service to you.
2022 came in with a bang resulting from the record-smashing holiday winter storm. It caused tremendous damage and disruption to many of our residents. I can’t begin to thank those who stepped in to assist. In addition to Cal Fire- Placer County Fire, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Roads crews, Placer County Office of Emergency Services staff, City of Colfax staff and council members, Placer County Water Agency, all our local fire districts, PG&E, and Placer Community Foundation, many volunteers stepped in to assist their neighbors and their communities. 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, send us emails to let our office know of these stories so we can recognize the individuals who provided such incredible volunteer service.
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
The Board of Supervisors has seated a new board chair. District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson took the helm at their first meeting of the new year replacing District 2 Supervisor Robert Weygandt as part of the annual rotation. READ MORE
Winter Storm Update + Resources
I am working closely with County staff to identify more resources for cleanup and recovery. We will keep everyone notified when additional information or resources become available.
PLACER BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RATIFIES LOCAL EMERGENCY FOR WINTER STORMS
The Placer County Board of Supervisors ratified the County’s proclamation of a local emergency due to the ongoing threat from winter storm conditions. LEARN MORE
VIDEO: RECOVERY EFFORTS CONTINUE AFTER RECENT WINTER STORMS
Placer County roads crews and partners from CAL FIRE – Placer County Fire, Placer County Sheriff, and PG&E worked around the clock during the storm and in the days after to remove fallen trees, plow snow-covered roads and restore power to foothills and mountain communities.
WATCH THE VIDEO
STAY INFORMED WITH OUR NEW READYPLACER DASHBOARD
Placer County’s 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. LEARN MORE
PLACER COUNTY RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Placer County RCD helps and manages projects throughout western Placer County and up to the Tahoe Basin. They are currently offering Landowner Assistance Programs, including the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which aids in dead tree removal, as well as the Chipper Program, which provides a low-cost residential chipping service. LEARN MORE
Covid-19 Update + Resources
- Latest public health Covid-19 update + cases at a glance
- Placer County public health extends its health warning as Covid hospitalizations surge
- California extends indoor mask requirement until February 15
- Mild Covid symptoms? What to do if you’re sick!
Placer County has extended the application period for three open positions on the Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council until January 21. 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
The Placer County District Attorney’s Office is now accepting applications for its spring 2022 citizens academy. During the nine-week program participants will learn about the District Attorney’s Office, its role within the criminal justice system and the services it provides to the community. LEARN MORE
The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a regional groundwater sustainability plan to protect groundwater resources in a portion of western Placer. In coordination with multiple regional agencies, the GSP details a long-term management plan for groundwater to avoid depletion of the resource. LEARN MORE
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.
Help us help you! We are currently evaluating potential updates to the Placer County website. Your input is vital in order to make the most informed decisions.
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Save the date for our upcoming Placer County Parks and Trails Master Plan virtual town hall meeting set for January 27. The first-ever parks and trails master plan provides a 10-year vision for the development and operation of parks and trails throughout the county. LEARN MORE
January marks National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. We’re honored to be a part of the Placer County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Team helping children who are victims or are at risk of being exploited in our community. The CSEC Team is composed of members from KidsFirst, law enforcement agencies, mental health agencies, probation, District Attorney’s Office and Children’s System of Care. LEARN MORE
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