News Flash

Posted on: February 28, 2024

Country Acres Solar Project blends clean energy production with agriculture

SMUD workers in solar field

The Placer County Board of Supervisors took action Tuesday to approve a 1,170-acre solar panel facility that will provide power to SMUD customers in west Placer County and showcase how ag and solar can thrive together.

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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Prepare now for severe winter weather

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A major winter storm is expected to bring extremely heavy mountain snow, foothill snow, strong winds and widespread rain to Placer County this Thursday through the weekend.

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Posted on: February 26, 2024

Animal Services recognizes community donors who’ve helped expand low-cost spay and neutering program

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Placer County Animal Services sends thanks to community donors whose support helped the county expand its low-cost spay and neuter program last year, administering a total of 447 community spay and neuter procedures in 2023.

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Posted on: February 26, 2024

Traffic mobility takes a step forward in North Lake Tahoe with project funding approvals

TART connect bus at the transit center - photo by Ryan Salm

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved additional funding for expanded mobility options in North Lake Tahoe as transient occupancy tax funds totaling nearly $2.8 million were reinvested into eastern Placer County programs and projects.

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Placer County staff advances Tahoe biomass project, seeking public-private partnership

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he Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday authorized county staff to prepare and release a request for proposals for the proposed Cabin Creek biomass facility project in North Lake Tahoe.

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Placer County to oversee security operations at World Cup

downhill skier and Placer County Sheriff's Office SUV in the snow

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with Placer County Emergency Management, is primed to oversee security operations at this week’s Stifel Palisades World Cup event in Olympic Valley.

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Placer Supervisors approve contract for the French Meadows Forest Restoration Project

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Today marks another step forward for the French Meadows Ecological Forest Restoration Project as the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted to allocate a contract to advance critical forest health initiatives in the Middle Fork American River watershed.

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Board of Supervisors take action to emphasize flexibility within Rezone Program

An aerial view of a multifamily housing development in Placer County

To continue meeting state requirements while maintaining as much flexibility as possible, the Placer County Board of Supervisors took action to refine a list of properties for consideration within the county’s Housing Element Sites Rezone program.

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Supervisors pass resolution to oppose Prop 1 on March ballot

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The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to pass a resolution at its Feb. 13 meeting to formally oppose Proposition 1, which will come before voters on the March statewide ballot.

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Placer County to launch environmental review of Boatworks at Tahoe redevelopment project

An aerial image of the Boatworks docks on Lake Tahoe

The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency have issued a joint notice of preparation for an environmental impact report/environmental impact study for the Boatworks at Tahoe redevelopment project.

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Posted on: February 5, 2024

Draft EIR on Housing Element Sites Rezone program available for public review and comment

A row of multif-family housing

A draft environmental impact report on the Housing Element Sites Rezone program is now available for public review and comment through March 18. The documents are accessible for review at our local libraries and online.

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

County seeks to safeguard pedestrian safety and enhance traffic flow at Grove Street in Tahoe City

Grove Street Intersection Improvements aerial image

A project to safeguard pedestrians and enhance traffic flow within the Tahoe City corridor is set to kick off after a key approval by the Placer County Board of Supervisors last week.

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Posted on: January 26, 2024

George Alves appointed to Placer County Planning Commission

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors took recent action to appoint George Alves to the Placer County Planning Commission, representing District 2.

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Free tax prep for individuals and families

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Maximize your refund with free tax help this year! Placer County Health and Human Services is providing free tax assistance to eligible individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Placer County expands parking management to Northstar California

Northstar parking management

Our Board of Supervisors this week approved an agreement with Northstar California Resort to provide backup enforcement of parking restrictions this winter - aiming to alleviate traffic congestion along state Route 267.

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

Infrastructure work for future Sac State Placer Center making progress

Aerial photo of Placer One land in west Placer County

Placer County’s $28 million investment into a west Placer infrastructure project is making progress and is on target to accommodate development of Placer One – the future home of a Sacramento State satellite campus.

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Placer County Conservation Program set to acquire North Redwing Ranch property near Sheridan

Aerial photo of land in Sheridan

The Placer County Board of Supervisors took recent action to approve the use of $400,000 from Placer Legacy – the county’s open space and agricultural protection program - towards the purchase of the 430-acre northern portion of Redwing Ranch.

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Book Bingo challenges Placer readers to expand horizons

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The Placer County Library invites you to “get cozy” this winter and expand your reading horizons through the Winter Book Bingo 2024 challenge for adults.

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Placer County offers new pre-reviewed accessory dwelling unit plans

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Placer County has released new pre-reviewed ADU plans to meet current codes. The plans will save property owners thousands of dollars, reduce or eliminate restrictions imposed by homeowners’ associations and will speed up the planning process.

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