Politics

Placer supes looking at new crime lab, Auburn library landscaping upgrade

Placer County is putting funding into Auburn Library landscaping and a feasibility study for a new crime lab. The Board of Supervisors voted in favor of hiring Sacramento’s ...

Transportation Poll: Placer County sales-tax hike vote would fall short

Placer County voters can’t drive 66.66. That’s the two-thirds vote the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency would need to capture at the ballot box to put it o ...

Lot size now the benchmark for Placer Water connection charge

Lot size – not meter size – will be the new standard for Placer County Water Agency connection charges starting in October. The Placer Water board of directors approve ...

How do Placer County governments measure up in Ashley Madison hack scandal?

It’s the hack that has sent shockwaves through some of the nation’s top-level corridors of power. But a check of local elected officials and high-ranking staff members ...

Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?

A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...

Thunder Valley tribe's revamped pact with state to benefit Placer County

The Auburn-based Indian tribe that owns Thunder Valley Resort and Casino could soon be operating the Lincoln area gambling business under a revised compact with the state that limi ...

Placer County in court battle over release of homeless meeting video

A prominent North Auburn resident is taking Placer County to court over its denial of his request to release a video from an employee ‘town-hall’ meeting on homeless is ...

$44 million Roseville jail proposal locks down supes support

Placer County is hoping to dip into state coffers to fund most of the construction costs for a new 168-bed medium-security jail in Roseville. And its opening would signal a drop ...

Senior Center makes move to Downtown Auburn

Located at Placer County-owned buildings in North Auburn since the 1980s, the Multipurpose Senior Center has made the move to Downtown Auburn. Part of a forced exodus of tenants f ...

Placer clears lawn of homeless, shifts focus to Auburn shelter

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is taking a zero tolerance approach to homeless campers on the county’s North Auburn lawn. That resulted in four campers being arres ...

Placer Water exceeds state water-saving target

Placer County Water Agency customers are turning into overachievers when it comes to water saving. Latest figures released by the Water Agency show treated-water use down from the ...

Nevada Irrigation District starts studies on new reservoir, dam

Directors of the Nevada Irrigation District have awarded a $1.2 million environmental consulting services contract to an Omaha, Neb.-based engineering-architectural firm for a prop ...

Homeless shelter laying groundwork for staying, expanding

The stage is set for a push Aug. 18 by Right Hand Auburn to allow North Auburn’s homeless shelter to stay and grow. That’s the potential scenario a senior Placer Count ...

Homeless moving off Placer County’s North Auburn lawn

A patch of bare dirt and yellowed grass at North Auburn’s Placer County Government Center that has been home to about 20 to 30 homeless people sprouted signs Thursday warning ...

2-1-1 service for Placer County moves closer to reality

Placer County is taking a long-anticipated forward step toward providing 2-1-1 service – and continuing to look for financial support from cities to make it a reality. The B ...