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New Placer planning panel criteria sparks Board of Supervisors clash

  The question of where one of Placer County Planning Commission’s two at large members should live has been settled – but not before supervisors supporting openi ...

Placer supes move on new $23.6 million North Auburn animal shelter

    A new Placer County Animal Shelter in North Auburn priced at an estimated $23.6 million moved a step closer Tuesday. The Placer County Board of Supervisors approve ...

Placer supes wade through still-murky budget waters

AUBURN CA - A balanced $790.1 million spending plan was presented to the Placer County Board of Supervisors at a budget workshop on Thursday. But a cautiously optimistic staff pres ...

Placer supes dial down non-profit donation outlay

Spending is down for the three Placer County supervisors opting for a revenue-sharing program that dispenses grants to non-profit organizations from county funds. Totals compiled ...

Supes OK new $35 fee for Placer County assessment appeals

AUBURN CA - Assessment appeals will now cost $35, under a new fee approved Tuesday by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The fee will cover part of the processing costs assoc ...

Placer County Fair could move from Roseville to Sheridan

AUBURN CA - Could the Placer County Fair make a move from Roseville to Sheridan? That?s the question the Placer County Board of Supervisors may be asking planning staff to study a ...

North Auburn-to-Lincoln regional sewer wins key Placer supes support

AUBURN CA - Placer County supervisors voted Tuesday to support a regional sewer pipeline to Lincoln from North Auburn that the county estimates will cost $73 million. That figure c ...

Supes OK Placer Vineyards plan revision

AUBURN CA - Faced with a new financial paradigm since the housing bubble burst, the once-buoyant Placer Vineyards project gained concessions Tuesday from Placer County that allow t ...

Placer County budget challenges, building projects marked 2011

Budget challenges continued to cast a shadow over Placer County operations in 2011. But the year now ending also was marked with continued debate over a $100,000 charity fund, the ...

Placer supes’ disputed charity fund has new look, old concerns

A $100,000 fund dispensing money to charitable causes and controlled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors still stands after weathering an internal challenge. Three superviso ...

Supes agree to Auburn’s redistricting shift into rural District 5

Placer County supervisors set new borders for their five districts Tuesday, with the most notable change being the complete shift of the whole of the city of Auburn into District 5 ...

Slush or aid to worthy causes? Placer supes split on $100,000 fund

Placer County supervisors disagreed Tuesday on how best to oversee a controversial $100,000 fund they control that uses taxpayer dollars for charitable causes. Donations from the ...

State prisoner shift starts in Placer County under funding cloud

Starting this week, Placer County will assume responsibility for about 30 new offenders a month as the state shifts more of the burden for nonviolent and non-serious crimes from st ...

Placer County scuttles Lake Tahoe biomass plant effort

Placer County has pulled the plug on any plans to build a biomass power plant at Kings Beach on Lake Tahoe’s north shore. The plant was rejected by the Tahoe Regional Planning A ...

Supes temporarily halt Placer County’s $100,000 fund for non-profits

Spending from a controversial $100,000 fund for non-profits controlled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors is now on hold. Voting 3-2 Tuesday to institute a temporary morator ...