Board of Supervisors

Placer County budget blues fading as new 2014-15 spending plan considered

With an improving economy emerging after several down years, Placer County supervisors are poised to adopt a spending plan for the coming year that is up 9.9 percent. The proposed ...

Placer supes to consider stance on state water issues

With 12 proposals in the Legislature on a new water-bond proposal for California, Placer County supervisors will be asked today to consider weighing in on the debate. But instead ...

Lincoln area’s longtime Placer County supervisor challenged

The Lincoln area’s longtime Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt is being challenged for the seat he has held for 19 years, while a potential opponent for Roseville Super ...

Reader Input: Powers that be aren’t listening

I thought one of your articles was hilarious. OK, maybe not hilarious – just plain funny. The title is “Public silent on city manager qualities,” (Journal, Feb. ...

Placer County could ease rules on A-frame, portable signs

With an eye on helping businesses still reeling from the Great Recession, Placer County is moving toward temporarily legalizing A-frame and portable signs through at least mid-Octo ...

Another View: 2013 overview includes gains, challenges

One of my most memorable moments as chairman of the Placer County Board of Supervisors during 2013 was listening to Dr. Richard Burton address an Aug. 15 budget workshop. He spok ...

Are voters ready to give Placer County supes raises?

  Placer County voters could soon be considering giving the Board of Supervisors a hefty pay raise. Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to move a recommendation from the c ...

Reader input: No easy remedies for some local issues

Thanks to Supervisor Jim Holmes (Auburn Journal, Dec. 20), some of the myths about the Costco site have been dispelled.  Many of these issues came up when the Board of Supervi ...

Placer supes bestow hero medals on 6

“Cookie Guy” Steven Lease stepped up Tuesday to receive a “Hero” commemorative coin for service to Placer County. And true to form, he brought a batch of h ...

Granite Bay neighbors fail to stop Placer County garage gun business

  With plans to start a firearms and ammunition-loading business out of his Granite Bay garage, Gary Gaugler ran into a hornet’s nest of opposition from neighbors. Gau ...