Placer County Board of Supervisors

Another View: Time to review ‘slush funds’ and supervisor pay

The issue of the legality and appropriateness of the use of taxpayer funds to support community non-profit events by local public officials has been an ongoing discussion for the p ...

Development to destroy rural community

As people of the unincorporated areas of the county, areas such as Penryn, Newcastle and Ophir, it has long been known that we reside under the whims and influences of the (Placer) ...

Another View: County proud of its budgeting measures

The public and media keep close tabs on how local governments spend taxpayer dollars these days. Placer County welcomes the scrutiny, and is happy to provide answers. I want to tak ...

End insider give-aways

Even after receiving valid criticism and opposition for spending county taxpayer dollars on donations to supervisors’ favored organizations — “revenue sharing” — the tax ...

Jim Ruffalo: A curmudgeon’s finger pointing is never done

Not that anyone may have noticed, but the bulk of my columns — especially in recent weeks — seems to have been bellyaching at somebody or some thing. Now to my way of thinking, ...

Another View: A revenue-sharing moratorium means setting clearer priorities

In recent months, there has been much debate about the county budget in general, and the spending program known as “revenue sharing,” in particular. As supervisors, we are ...

Supervisor questions management response in audit report

Placer County supervisors shared some concerns Tuesday after the county’s Audit Committee presented its annual report and discussed the findings of the single audit reports for f ...

Fair association, county closer on agreement

The Placer County Fair Association will continue to study noise throughout the racing season at All American Speedway in Roseville as it grows closer to signing a new operating agr ...

Another View: Biomass power plant in the Lake Tahoe Basin?

The May 12 Journal publication of a Placer County Board of Supervisor’s guest column written by supervisors Jennifer Montgomery and Jim Holmes about the proposed biomass power pl ...

District 1 Supervisor Duran proposes temporary moratorium on county revenue sharing program

District 1 Supervisor Jack Duran in February proposed a one-year moratorium to Placer County’s “Revenue Share” program. The program gives each County Supervisorial District $ ...