marilyn jasper

Reader Input: Event center zoning way off

Zoning ordinances rightfully separate incompatible land uses (“Placer County has new rules for community centers,” Journal, Sept. 3). Because the “community cente ...

Placer County panel hears debate on allowing bear hunt with hounds

Could Placer County supervisors have sign-off powers allowing hunting bears with hounds? That’s the proposal now percolating in committee in Sacramento in a bid to overturn ...

Reader Input: Rodeo needs closer look

Every year, the Humane Society of the Sierra Foothills is contacted by people objecting to rodeo cruelty. Although rodeo activities are promoted as “heritage” or &ldquo ...

Moratorium approved on Placer County community center applications

  Placer County supervisors voted Tuesday to take a timeout on the ongoing community center controversy to provide staff a 45-day window to come up with clearer guidelines. ...

Reader input: Suspend ‘community center’ approvals

The Placer County Board of Supervisors will consider a temporary suspension of “Community Center” approvals on April 9. Although the item needs a 4/5 vote to pass, we s ...

Placer supes OK rural Lincoln-area winery “community center” growth plans

  Growth plans by a rural Lincoln winery survived a challenge Tuesday in front of the Placer County Board of Supervisors by opponents and are now set to move forward. Debate ...

Reader Input: Establish center standards first

Year-round private event centers in rural residential agriculture and farm lands should not be approved until standards are adopted to resolve negative impacts. Neighbors should no ...

Reader Input: Vital to clarify ‘event centers’

Proposals for year-round commercial “event centers” jeopardize agricultural land preservation and create unacceptable impacts, including traffic on narrow country roads ...

Rural community-center wrangles to be heard by Placer planning panel

Agricultural-zoned landowners seeking ?community center? status for private parties and other functions under Placer County zoning regulations are being bumped up a notch to the pl ...

Placer County supes give support to urban chicken raising

Placer County supervisors made it easier Tuesday for most homeowners to have up to six chickens. No roosters, guinea hens and peahens will be allowed under a zoning amendment appr ...