Placer County

Our View: County leaders are out of touch with residents

Our local, state and federal government face severe economic challenges. Though it’s clear to most that drastic change is needed to become fiscally responsible, it’s also clea ...

County may impose contract on Sheriff’s association

Placer supervisors could impose a temporary end to long-standing negotiations between the county and the Deputy Sheriff’s Association. The contract between the county and assoc ...

Placer unemployment climbs

As unemployment edges up across the state and the nation, Placer County is feeling the reverberations, too. Statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor for the county refl ...

Inspection fee plan to air at MACs

A new State Water Resources Control Board proposal that could hit septic system users in the pocketbook will be discussed at a series of meetings this month in Placer County. With ...

Expert at helm of new medical museum

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of community portraits published in this space Fridays. In the United States there are just 12 museums dedicated strictly to the history ...

Placer park work suspended by state freeze

Two state grants totaling nearly $2 million for Placer County’s Hidden Falls Regional Park planning and trail work are wrapped into the freeze on state infrastructure project loa ...

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 ...

Our View: Recession requires openness, honesty from county leadership

Job cuts, salary reductions, and drops in service levels are now on the table as Placer County settles uncomfortably into recession mode. A typical reflex action by the wielders o ...

County looks at cost-cutting options

Rebuffed by its employees’ union over a proposal to close Placer County offices for four days at Christmas, the Board of Supervisors will be discussing new options Tuesday that i ...

Placer County could become 139 acres smaller

Placer County is on the verge of shrinking. If Yuba County gets its way. Placer County supervisors agreed Tuesday to go ahead with plans for a future public hearing on a boundary ...

Union fighting Placer County’s Christmas office-closure bid

The idea of closing Placer County offices for five days at Christmas is meeting resistance from its employees’ union. County staff met twice with Placer Public Employees Organiz ...

North Auburn wastewater options facing resident cost concerns

With two expensive options being considered to comply with tightened state and federal water-quality rules, Supervisor Jim Holmes said fee-increase concerns were paramount at an in ...

Help is out there for eager job seekers

Placer County’s unemployment rate was 6.9 percent for August and September, according to statistics from the California Employment Development Department. Statewide, unemployment ...

Regional university plan is good idea for the county

Placer County has a tremendous opportunity to play a part in expanding higher education opportunities in the greater Sacramento region. Several local families who want to see high ...

Our View: Collaboration among groups, leaders can solve local problems

Placer County made its priorities clear in Tuesday’s election. We want elected officials who can work with others beyond their party lines and collaborate on the many issues af ...