Politics

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 ...

Proponents prefer 24/7 North Auburn homeless shelter

While no cost estimates are on the table yet, advocates of a North Auburn homeless shelter indicated Tuesday that their preference is to have one that opens 24 hours a day, seven d ...

Regional sewer spawns North Auburn treatment plant layoffs

Regionalizing sewer treatment – including the closure of the outdated North Auburn plant – means the loss of nine positions. And while some workers have found employme ...

Placer County’s Auburn Folsom Road getting more bike friendly

A stretch of Placer County’s Auburn Folsom Road is poised for a bicycle-friendly upgrade. The county has identified the corridor as high priority for upgrading to standard b ...

Auburn homeless shelter nears decision on future

Just short of two-thirds of the way into a 90 day trial period that started June 1, a new homeless shelter in North Auburn is seeing full houses every night. That means 47 homeles ...