Board of Supervisors

Sacramento tech non-profit names Placer County supe Kirk Uhler as new CEO

Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler will be dividing his time between Sacramento’s Capitol Mall and Auburn’s Domes as he moves into a new job as CEO of the Sacramento R ...

Placer County responds to grand jury Costco criticism

Could Seniors First be in line for Placer County funding to aid its move from county-owned property now being eyed by Costco for a North Auburn store? Released in July, the Placer ...

King Fire gains emergency status in Placer County

The Placer County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency Tuesday, making a case for Gov. Jerry Brown to declare Placer County in a state of emergency because of the King F ...

Reader input: Disappointed with supes

I, for one, am disappointed with the Placer County Board of Supervisors for asking for a raise to a salary in excess of $71,000, plus county employee benefits. I have felt for so ...

Reader input: Move if pay is embarrassing

With respect to Jim Holmes concern of his “embarrassing salary” in his role as Placer County supervisor, I can empathize with him and would like to share my experience ...

Supes closer to putting own pay hike on ballot

Placer County supervisors received encouragement Tuesday on a ballot measure they must agree on in order to put their own raise to a public vote in November. Receiving compensatio ...

Placer supes mull taking first raise in 22 years to voters Nov. 4

Ranked 55th out of 58 California counties in salary, Placer County’s $30,000-a-year supervisors are considering asking voters Nov. 4 for their first pay raise since the early ...

$125,000 Placer County grant for Auburn’s State Theatre

 While the State Theatre’s wall was coming down, supporters of the Auburn performing arts venue’s restoration and expansion were building bridges with Placer Count ...

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 ...