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Placer County Supervisors authorize $56 million for Sheriff’s Office facilities

AUBURN, Ca — The Placer County Board of Supervisors adopted a series of resolutions Tuesday, to authorize the award of two design-build contracts totaling $56 million for the construction of the Mental Health Facility and the Vocational Training Facility at the Bill Santucci Justice Center in Roseville. Based on a best-value criterion, the contracts were […]

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Poll workers needed in Placer County

AUBURN, Calif. — With just weeks remaining until the June 7 statewide direct primary election, the Placer County Elections Office is facing a shortage of volunteers to serve in precincts throughout the county. Poll workers who are bilingual in Spanish, Tagalog, Punjabi or Korean are in special need, too. Training classes for election poll workers […]

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With dog kennels overflowing, Placer County Animal Services seeks community help ahead of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

AUBURN, Calif. — Nearing shelter capacity for dogs, Placer County Animal Services is seeking community support to adopt dogs and reunify lost dogs with their owners. More than 90% of dog kennels are full, with more dogs arriving each day. As a result, dogs are being doubled up in kennels or housed in overflow areas […]

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Traffic enforcement to increase in Placer County under new contracts with CHP

AUBURN, Calif. — Speeders beware: The California Highway Patrol will step up traffic enforcement on county roads after the Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved new contracts for the expanded service.  The approvals follow recent requests from residents for increased speed limit enforcement in communities spanning the county.  “We have a lot of residents who […]

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Hidden Falls Park to require parking reservations April 9 through 22

AUBURN, Calif. — The popular Hidden Falls Regional Park in North Auburn will require visitors to obtain a parking permit between April 9-22. Historically, the number of visitors traveling to the park outnumbers available parking spaces during this time period. Parking reservations are required year-round on weekends, holidays and peak-use days. The Placer County Department […]

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Placer notifies residents of new supervisorial district designations  

AUBURN, Calif. — 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. […]

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Placer taking another look at feasibility of biomass facility in North Lake Tahoe

AUBURN, Calif. — The Placer County Board of Supervisors today authorized staff to restart the feasibility evaluation for a biomass to energy facility in North Lake Tahoe. A plan for the project was initially approved in 2013, however Placer paused moving forward due to uncertainty surrounding the long-term economic feasibility.  Biomass facilities create renewable energy […]

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Placer breaks ground on new Health and Human Services Center

AUBURN, Calif. — Construction of Placer County’s long-awaited Health and Human Services Center kicked off yesterday with a ceremonial groundbreaking at the building site in Auburn.  The new HHS facility will help consolidate existing staff and services from six divisions in a 142,000-square-foot facility. “While we are pleased to embark on this new construction project, […]

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Placer County Public Health extends its health warning as COVID hospitalizations surge

AUBURN, Calif. – In an effort to support local hospitals impacted by the sharp rise in COVID-related cases, Public Health is extending its late summer Health Warning and urging all residents to use high-quality medical masks while in all indoor settings around others to protect against the highly infectious Omicron and Delta variants. The rapid […]

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Placer County proclaims local emergency due to winter storm

AUBURN, Calif. — Placer County has proclaimed a local emergency due to the ongoing threat from winter storm conditions.  A record-setting winter storm resulted in unprecedented amounts of snow in the upper elevations of Placer County. Heavy snow and downed trees and utilities have caused extensive road closures, travel complications and damage to infrastructure, including […]

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Placer County seeking applicants to advise on wildfire preparedness efforts

AUBURN, Calif. — 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 […]

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Placer Board approves tentative redistricting map created by community members

AUBURN, Calif. — Following months of public meetings and community input, the Placer County Board of Supervisors unanimously supported an updated supervisorial district map created by community members. The board voted to tentatively approve map alternative Hybrid 2.0 option 1 after rescinding a prior action from the Nov. 30 board meeting, which tentatively approved map […]

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Matthew Maynard appointed to replace retiring Placer County Assessor Kristen Spears

AUBURN, Calif. November 30, 2021 – Longtime Placer County Assessor’s Office manager Matthew Maynard will replace retiring Assessor Kristen Spears in January following his unanimous appointment today by the county Board of Supervisors. Spears announced her retirement earlier this month, effective Dec. 31. Maynard will serve the remainder of her current term, from Jan. 1, […]

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Updated Placer County disaster mitigation plan offers ways to reduce increasing wildfire, power shutoff risks

AUBURN, Calif. — With natural disaster risks increasing, Placer County’s updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, approved this week by the Board of Supervisors, offers a way forward to reduce the threat to lives and property while helping avoid costly disaster recovery expenses.  The plan, a partnership with cities and over 20 special districts, assesses the […]