Board of Supervisors
NEW PLACER COUNTY SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT MAP 2011
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Board Meeting Audio and Video Information
Board meeting audio is available live, during the meeting by dialing 530-886-5225. You can also view the meeting via our Streaming Video by going to our Streaming Video page (When board meetings are not in session, or if the Board meeting is being held in a location other than their Chambers in Auburn, there will be no live audio or video of the meeting). You can also view past meetings in our Archives on the Streaming Video page.
County Government Basics
Supervisors are elected by district to four-year terms. Supervisors' terms are staggered — two Supervisors are elected in one general election, and three Supervisors in the next. The Board usually meets every other Tuesday at the County Administrative Center in Auburn, located at 175 Fulweiler Avenue in Auburn. The Board also meets in North Lake Tahoe three or four times per year. The Board will occasionally schedule meetings at night or in another location, depending on County business and public needs. All decisions must be made in sessions open to the public except for decisions regarding confidential personnel, labor and legal issues. On closed session matters, official actions must be reported. For specifics about Board meetings, call the Clerk of the Board at 530-889-4020.
The Board governs the county. This includes:
- Adopting the annual budget
- Making important land use decisions
- Confirming appointment of most non-elected officials
- Leading regional agencies
- Adopting county ordinances
- Setting most operations policies
Supervisors also assist citizens in solving problems and addressing local concerns.
Board members hire the County Executive Officer to carry out the policy decisions they make and to be responsible for day to day operations of the county. They also hire County Counsel , the county's legal advisor.
Voters also elect other officials, including the Assessor, Auditor-Controller, County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar, District Attorney, Sheriff-Coroner-Marshal, Treasurer-Tax Collector, and Superintendent of Schools, each to four-year terms. They also elect Superior and Municipal Court judges.
Make Your Voice Heard
Learn more on how to get involved in County government.
- Attend any Board meeting to learn about and to speak on issues of concern. You may ask to speak on any agenda item as it is discussed. For items not on the agenda, you must address the Board during the Public Comment agenda item, which is usually listed early on the agenda for regular Board meetings. Because of state Brown Act restrictions, the Board is not permitted to take any action on items addressed under Public Comment. However, they may choose to add an item raised in Public Comment to the agenda for a later Board meeting.
- If you're not able to attend a Board meeting, you may listen to the meeting live over the phone by calling 530-886-5225. You can also view the meeting via our Streaming Video by going to our Streaming Video page
- Attend meetings of your local Municipal Advisory Council (MAC). There are 14 MACS representing many areas of unincorporated Placer County and they meet regularly to discuss local land use, law enforcement, and other topics affecting the community. MACs assist local residents to address concerns, solve problems, and remain informed on important County issues. Finally, they make recommendations on many topics to the Board, and to other County agencies and departments. For further information about County MACs, click above or call the Board's office at 530-889-4010.
- If you have a question, problem or concern, you may write, fax, phone, e-mail or visit your Supervisor's office.