Board of Supervisors

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 ...

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Regionalizing sewer treatment – including the closure of the outdated North Auburn plant – means the loss of nine positions.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 ...

Endangered Ophir fire station stays open for now

Ophir’s fire station will remain open until at least Jan. 1, Placer County supervisors decided Tuesday. The board approved its annual contract with Cal Fire for fire protect ...

Placer County to homeless: Get off our lawn?

Placer County supervisors will consider an ordinance at today’s meeting designed to curb camping and other activities by the homeless on county-owned properties. The camping ...

Reader Input: City’s inept actions hurt community

What is to be the future of DeWitt? Placer County is reviewing that question now. It is a valuable asset and resource that should be fully utilized to benefit the taxpayers of the ...

Another View: Navigating the Domes can be a challenge for newcomers

I learned that lesson when I was first elected to the Placer County Board of Supervisors in 2004. My office was down one of the long, curved corridors that meander through the Dome ...

Placer pot grows to be discussed by supes

Staff is slated to update the Placer County Board of Supervisors on public concerns and inquiries regarding medical marijuana cultivation. The item is scheduled to be heard at 9:4 ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista library future remains uncertain

Placer County supervisors are willing to look at new ideas for keeping Loomis and Meadow Vista libraries open. But board members stopped short Tuesday – despite a steady str ...

Placer delays vote on Meadow Vista, Loomis library closings

The vote to shut them down them may still come, but Placer County is taking some more time on the possible closure of Meadow Vista and Loomis libraries in the face of budget concer ...

Reader Input: Supervisors: Keep our libraries open

I have been a Meadow Vista resident for 17 years and am writing to protest the Meadow Vista and Loomis library closings. The Placer County Board of Supervisors is slated to vote on ...

Placer supes OK North Auburn homeless shelter site access

Placer supervisors moved Tuesday to allow a non-profit group access to a county-owned North Auburn building to open a 90-day emergency homeless shelter pilot project. The building ...

Reader input: Mediation the answer in Costco dilemma

As I sat in the county Board of Supervisors chambers on Dec. 9 and listened to our compassionate citizenry address both homeless issues and matters related to the Costco developmen ...

Backers of North Auburn homeless shelter to air concerns to Placer County supes

A massive crowd of advocates for a winter homeless shelter in Auburn could swell the ranks of audience members at today’s Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting. Placer ...

Reader Input: Let’s do right by county’s homeless

Will Placer County use the barracks jail at DeWitt for a homeless shelter? Now is the time to decide. The way we treat the homeless in our community is a wrong and we need to act. ...

Placer County set to spend $1 million on new Sunset Industrial Area plan

Placer County supervisors are poised to approve a $1 million contract with a Sacramento consulting firm to update the Sunset Industrial Area vision. The Sunset Industrial Area is ...