Board of Supervisors

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 ...

Placer County’s public health chief retiring after 17 years

After 30 years of public service, including 17 years as Placer County’s public health chief, Dr. Richard Burton is retiring. Burton’s departure as Health and Human Ser ...

Placer County election activity beginning to heat up for 2014

  With an uncommon lull in campaigning this summer, Placer County’s elections division is preparing for the political heat to rise considerably in 2014. County Clerk J ...

New inmate telephone services contract could generate $285,000

A new inmate telephone services contract approved by the Placer County Board of Supervisors this week will generate an estimated $285,000 each year. The funds generated through the ...

Placer’s mPower green-loan program to again help homeowners?

Placer County’s mPower green-loan program could soon be helping homeowners again. Put on hold in mid-2010 while the mPower commercial component was allowed to continue, the ...

Placer has room for single-room-occupancy housing projects

Placer County supervisors moved ahead with plans Tuesday intended to provide more opportunities to develop single-room-occupancy housing for the homeless. The board approved amend ...