Board of Supervisors

Reader input: Supes are hard to interact with

I have spoken several times before the Board of Supervisors on controversial issues and my experience with two of the supervisors now running for reelection has been frustratingly ...

Public decency ordinance OK’d by Placer supes

Placer County moved ahead with ordinances designed to keep people from taking in-public restroom breaks – with no restrooms around – or panhandling aggressively.   ...

Reader input: Why does supes’ aides’ pay vary?

I would like to know who decides the base salary of each Placer County Supervisor’s aide. Some receive $70,000, others receive $77,200 and others receive $81,000. Since the ...

Placer supes give Costco second chance at North Auburn site

Placer County is giving Costco a second opportunity at a North Auburn site. Costco was moving forward with a proposal that would have seen construction of a 155,000 square-foot st ...

Costco seeks second chance at Placer County’s North Auburn site

Placer County and Costco could be back at the negotiating table soon for the same county-owned site the corporation backed away from nine months ago. Under a proposal to be consid ...

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Regionalizing sewer treatment – including the closure of the outdated North Auburn plant – means the loss of nine positions.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