Road improvement projects for the upcoming year
More than 130 miles of county-maintained roads are planned for resurfacing by next summer, if current revenue projections hold, Placer County Roads Manager Kevin Taber told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday during a presentation on road conditions.
315 acres in North Auburn for conservation
Nearly 315 acres of oak woodlands just north of Auburn will be permanently conserved with the Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approving $496,200 in Placer Legacy open space funds to buy three agricultural conservation easements over the land.
$970.9 million county budget approved
The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved the county’s final 2018-19 budget of $970.9 million, an increase of 12.1% from the previous year’s budget of $866.2 million.
Gearing up for Nov. 6 election
In preparation for the November 6 general election, the Placer County Elections Office has increased stipends for poll workers and is getting set to distribute voter information guides and vote-by-mail ballots.
Precautions urged following West Nile virus cases
Placer County’s public health officer, along with the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District, are reminding residents to continue to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, after several human cases of West Nile virus and one death linked to the disease.
Real-time bus information
Riding public transit in Placer County just got easier and more predictable, thanks to a new service that allows passengers to track their bus in real time.
Health and Human Services awards
Placer County received five awards from the California State Association of Counties, the organization announced this week, all for Health and Human Services programs. The CSAC awards spotlight the most innovative programs developed and implemented by California counties.
Placer, Gold Country Wildlife Rescue open house
Gold Country Wildlife Rescue and Placer County Animal Services will hold a joint open house to showcase their programs for domestic and wild animals on Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
10,000 participated in summer reading program
The Placer County Library welcomed over 10,000 young readers as participants journeyed around the world and beyond at this year’s “Let’s Go! Summer @ Your Library” summer reading program. The program focused on summer learning, with interactive activity logs, brand new events and activities and incentives.
Achievable housing development opportunity
Placer County is offering a development opportunity in the Dollar Hill area of Tahoe City, to build much-needed achievable housing for North Lake Tahoe residents and employees.
Grant program benefits fish and wildlife
Continuing its program to improve the health of fish and wildlife, the Placer County Fish and Game Commission is soliciting grant proposals from nonprofit organizations, schools and other organizations and individuals.
Placer Museums recruiting volunteer docents
Placer County Museums is currently recruiting volunteer docents (16 years old or older) eager to have fun and interpret and share stories about Placer’s historic buildings, sites, artifacts and the ghosts who still grace our landscape.