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Placer County's lean budget for 2010-11 now official
Tuesday Sep 28 2010
Placer County supervisors adopted a new $757.7 million budget today that dips into reserves and carry-overs from savings last year to stay balanced. Providing a spending plan for t ...
Placer County, grassroots groups settle long-standing Foresthill community plan feud
Wednesday Sep 15 2010
The two sides in a longstanding wrangle over the direction of future growth along the Foresthill Divide have reached a settlement. The agreement spells out a series of amendments ...
Lowered Placer County budget moves a step closer to passage
Tuesday Sep 14 2010
Pared down from the growth years, Placer County’s 2010-11 budget is moving closer to adoption. With property tax revenues continuing to drop, the county’s $757.7 million spend ...
Caltrans gets its way on new Foresthill Bridge railing height
Monday Sep 13 2010
It’s not as high as some would like and it’s not as low as it is now, but it looks like the height of the railing on the Foresthill Bridge will be just right for Caltrans. Wit ...
Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler recall drive still in limbo
Thursday Sep 09 2010
An important deadline has passed for proponents of a threatened recall drive against Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler. But a spokesman for the group Save Granite Bay said the r ...
Placer County Supes hike health-care cost-share for employees
Tuesday Sep 07 2010
Healthcare costs are rising for Placer County’s largest employee group. And many are unhappy about the Board of Supervisors decision today that essentially doubles theirs. Plac ...
Placer County’s $100,000 club: 21 retirees receiving six-figure pensions
Friday Jul 30 2010
A total of 21 retired Placer County employees are receiving more than $100,000 a year in CalPERS pensions. The list – from California Pension Reform’s online “CalPERS 100K C ...
Shots fired at forest worker
Thursday Jul 29 2010
Three suspects were still at large today after a U.S. Forest Service employee was shot at while installing signs in the Tahoe National Forest northeast of Auburn. The forest worke ...
Placer’s mPower green-loan program switches on non-residential focus
Wednesday Jul 28 2010
Placer County’s mPower green-loan program is officially on hold for homeowners but being kept afloat for non-residential customers. A cost-wary Board of Supervisors approved a r ...
Placer plays frugal David to Solano’s Goliath to win top State Fair trophy
Wednesday Jul 21 2010
Placer County has won big this year at Sacramento’s California State Fair. But dropping tax revenues could keep future efforts out of the winner's circle in the super-competitiv ...
California AG’s green-loan lawsuit wins Placer County treasurer support
Thursday Jul 15 2010
Placer County mPower program chief Jenine Windeshausen is supporting Attorney General Jerry Brown’s court battle with the Federal Housing Finance Authority over local green loans ...
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