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Lincoln unveils lower-cost regional wastewater plan to Placer supes

The city of Lincoln has come up with fresh figures that lop off more than half the original cost for a regional wastewater treatment solution. The system, which would pipe untreate ...

Placer County pension costs on the rise

Placer County is grappling with a steep rise in pension costs for employees, with payments expected to jump from $38.9 million this year to $53.2 million four years from now. The ...

Placer County moves to change Supes district boundaries

Under the direction of the Placer County Board of Supervisors, Placer County staff will begin redistricting work on the five supervisorial districts in the county. Redistricting is ...

Three to D.C. to push for Placer Parkway, Auburn State Recreation Area support

A trio of top Placer County officials is bound for Washington, D.C. for four days in February to lobby for federal support on a bevy of local projects. County Executive Officer To ...

Shuffle continues in wake of two high-level Placer County departures

Changes are taking place in the upper echelons of Placer County management. A year ago, County Executive Officer Tom Miller was flanked by three top-level staffers – Assistant C ...

Deputies, Placer County lock in two-year benefits contract

The 225-member Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s Association has settled on a new contract with Placer County lasting through mid-2012. The Board of Supervisors approved the contra ...

Grand jury: More public scrutiny needed for supes’ $100,000 donation pot

Placer County supervisors need to tighten up on the $100,000 they donate every year from county coffers to non-profits and community organizations, the grand jury says. In a repor ...

Placer County, Auburn Recreation District in brouhaha over Hidden Falls meeting notification

Placer County has set a date for the Board of Supervisors showdown over Hidden Falls Park. But the decision to schedule it July 27 is being made in the middle of a swirl of accusa ...

Union clashes with Placer County over plan for more furlough days

Placer County supervisors OK’d five more furlough days for unionized workers Tuesday, despite a plea for further discussions from a Local 39 business representative. The county ...

Wage freeze gets Placer County supes support, cool reception from union

Placer County supervisors gave their blessing today to a halt in merit pay raises for all county employees starting in July. With the latest estimate from the CEO Tom Miller’s o ...

Disputed merit pay raises could be part of Placer County budget cuts

Placer County supervisors could help shut the door Tuesday on executive merit pay increases. The salary hikes – usually amounting to 5 percent annually on top of cost-of-living ...

Shakeup at Placer County development agency follows building bust

Placer County’s building downturn is giving the hard-hit Community Development Resources Agency a new look that could save the county $125,000. The net savings will come from do ...

Deputy Sheriff’s Association lodges complaint with state political watchdog over unreported Rich Colwell properties

The Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s Association has filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission against Placer County’s former No. 2 administrator Rich Colwel ...

Placer County's budget blues projected to continue in 2010 and 2011

Placer County’s budget blues are projected to continue through next year and into 2011. Supervisors heard a gloomy forecast Tuesday from the CEO’s Office budget staff. The mid- ...

Placer County No. 2 post vacant after sudden departure of Rich Colwell

Rich Colwell has abruptly left the No. 2 administrative position with Placer County. The county’s chief assistant executive officer for the past three years and a 20-year county ...