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Placer Parks and Open Space awarded $658,457 grant to reduce fuel loads in the Lake Tahoe Basin

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday entered into a grant agreement with the California Tahoe Conservancy to fund fuel load reduction on county-owned properties in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The $658,457 grant awarded to the Placer County Department of Parks and Open Space from the California Tahoe Conservancy will […]

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Placer County plans innovative model to manage emergency response and planning

AUBURN, Calif. — With five declared emergencies in just two years, Placer County is now moving forward with a first-of-its-kind, emergency-response model that will enhance cooperation and coordination among the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Fire, and the Placer County Office of Emergency Services. On Tuesday, a multi-disciplinary presentation detailing the new emergency-response model […]

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Apply now for Mosquito Fire business recovery funding from Placer County

AUBURN, Calif. — Was your business affected by smoke or damaged by wildfire in last year’s Mosquito Fire? Following the devastating fire in the Foresthill region, the Placer County Business Resource Center has launched the Mosquito Fire Business Recovery Program to provide forgivable loans to businesses within unincorporated Placer County impacted by this natural disaster. […]

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Placer County to expedite building permits for storm-damaged property

AUBURN, Calif. — The Placer County Building Services Division will expedite building permits for property that has been damaged in the recent storms by snow, mudslides, fire, floods, tree damage or other catastrophic events. Building permits are required to repair a roof collapse, wall displacement, damaged overhead electrical service and any damage to electrical, gas, […]

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Placer County adopts beekeeping ordinance to set industry standards, allow for backyard hives

AUBURN, Calif. — The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday adopted a new beekeeping ordinance to regulate best practices in the industry and allow for hobbyist beekeeping in single-family residence backyards. Previously, county code did not specify requirements for beekeeping activities. This has resulted in an overconcentration of beehives in certain areas and an […]

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Placer County advises residents and businesses to clear snow from rooftops prior to incoming rains, observe signs of potential structural failure

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County officials are advising residents and businesses in snow-affected areas to safely clear their roofs of snow loads as much as possible prior to the anticipated atmospheric river in the coming days.  A snow load on a rooftop can become even heavier by absorbing rainwater, which makes a structure even more […]

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Placer County proclaims a local emergency due to the ongoing threat of powerful winter storms

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County today proclaimed a local emergency as county departments, partner agencies and communities continue to deal with the impacts of ongoing winter storms.   A local emergency proclamation asserts continuing risk to life and property and that the response is beyond the capabilities of local resources. Placer’s proclamation requests state and federal […]

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Placer County opens mobile temporary shelter for unhoused in North Auburn

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County has opened a first-of-its-kind mobile temporary shelter in Auburn to serve local unhoused residents. The low-barrier shelter is located in the Placer County Government Center and consists of approximately 50 heavy-duty tents with cots and basic bedding. The shelter, which opened Tuesday, also has shower and restroom facilities, trash service, […]

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Placer residents encouraged to showcase properties on reinvigorated county film office website

AUBURN, Calif. — Filmmakers around the world are seeking the next great location and they’re looking right here in Placer County. The Placer County Film Office is asking residents to add their homes, cabins, barns or properties to our new location library for the possibility of being selected for the next big production in the […]

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Placer County approved to apply for up to $3.8 million in federal financial assistance due to impacts from winter storms

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County was included in a winter storm disaster declaration approved by President Joe Biden. This action can bring much-needed financial assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, saving taxpayers up to $3.8 million.  “This declaration is a massive boost for our county,” said Placer County Board of Supervisors Chair and District […]

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Placer County is first county to receive state’s Prohousing Designation

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County has been named the first county in California to receive the state’s Prohousing Designation, a distinction that provides Placer and its private development partners a competitive edge in obtaining grant funding toward affordable housing, workforce housing, sustainable community development and infrastructure projects. The California Department of Housing and Community Development […]

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Placer County Animal Services seeking public’s help regarding suspicious deaths of 14 animals

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County Animal Services is seeking any information that could help identify a suspect in the suspicious deaths of 13 cats and one hawk. On Jan. 8, animal control officers responded to the scene at North Dowd Road and Waltz Road in unincorporated Lincoln where a utility worker had discovered the deceased […]

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