jim lobue

Redevelopment, prison questions cloud Placer County budget future

State budget wrangles and a U.S. Supreme Court decision are creating plenty of financial wrinkles to iron out at the local level, Placer County supervisors were told Tuesday. Both ...

Quartz Ridge affordable housing costs, need questioned

At $19.3 million – or more than $300,000-per-apartment – the cost of a 64-unit government-subsidized, affordable-housing project in Bowman is being questioned by some residents ...

Fill dug up as Silver Bend environmental dispute simmers

A six-acre parcel of undeveloped land in Bowman owned by Placer County continues to receive intense environmental scrutiny. The land – targeted for an affordable housing develop ...

Brown budget plans threaten Auburn, Hwy. 49 streetscape projects

Redevelopment money has constructed a revitalized Downtown Auburn Streetscape and dressed up the Bell Road-Highway 49 intersection in North Auburn. But state Gov. Jerry Brown’s ...

Simmering controversy over low-income apartments in Bowman to continue

The Placer County Board of Supervisors granted some breathing room Tuesday in a dispute over a controversial 64-unit affordable housing development on Silver Bend Way in Bowman. ...