Michael Johnson

Here are some artists who kept their day jobs

Interested in seeing the creative side of Placer County employees? Then check out “Art Under the Domes,” a multi-media exhibit planned by and featuring the artistic tal ...

Placer eyes allowing single-room housing projects for needy

Considered as a way to help house the homeless, provide work-force housing and give the opportunity to provide four walls and a roof to some of Placer County’s neediest resid ...

Placer County’s community center moratorium lengthened

  Any plans in Placer County for a “community center” designation to allow more events at wineries and other locations are on hold until new guidelines can be app ...

Placer County winery’s growth plans challenged

    The debate over the definition of what or what isn’t a “community center” is due to reach Placer County Board of Supervisors ears Tuesday. Four g ...

Penryn says ‘No’ to building 150-unit apartment complex

More than 100 Penryn residents rallied to protect their rural lifestyle from high-density development. Vocal community members attended the Penryn Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) ...

Placer supes reject appeal on Homewood ski resort expansion by environmental groups

Placer County supervisors rejected an appeal Tuesday by environmental groups on the planning commission’s approval of the Homewood Mountain resort development proposal. The Boar ...

Ruffalo: Grand Jury directs its gaze on redistricting process

By now, most of the gentle readers know we’re in the midst of the mandated redistricting effort, an exercise which takes place every 10 years. The process, which is driven by the ...

Planners want public input

Please, let’s take a moment to thank the Placer County Planning Department, starting with director Michael Johnson, supervisor Kirk Uhler and their staff for the Oct. 28 meeting ...

Supes name new director of Community Development Resource Agency

Michael Johnson, who currently serves as Placer County’s planning director, has been named Community Development Resource Agency director. In closed session Tuesday, the Boar ...

Former sheriff’s deputy sentenced to two years county jail

A former Placer County Sheriff’s deputy who pleaded guilty to sexual acts with minors will face five years of formal probation, which includes a two-year sentence in county jail. ...