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Disputed merit pay raises could be part of Placer County budget cuts
Monday Feb 22 2010
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
Thursday Jan 14 2010
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
Thursday Dec 17 2009
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
Tuesday Dec 08 2009
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
Tuesday Dec 01 2009
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 ...
3M out, generics in, as Placer County shaves costs
Tuesday Nov 03 2009
Higher-priced brand-name office supplies like 3M Post-It Notes are out as Placer County moves ahead with a more frugal spending paradigm forced by dropping revenues. Instead, coun ...
Beauty or the bucks?
Wednesday Oct 21 2009
Is the price to keep Tahoe blue too high? A $1.2-billion estimate for getting Lake Tahoe closer to its original blue is being met with little enthusiasm by Placer County governmen ...
Nosedive in revenues has Placer supervisors bracing for spending talks
Wednesday Aug 05 2009
Placer County staff and supervisors signaled Tuesday that they’re girding for more tough budget decisions spurred by an increasingly smaller revenue stream. With millions in fun ...
Placer cutting $millions but more savings sought
Saturday Feb 28 2009
With Placer County supervisors’ approval of several cost-cutting measures to help stave off a projected $18.6 million deficit, the panel’s chairman said challenges still lie ah ...
Cuts could chop Placer County Sheriff’s new helicopter
Saturday Feb 21 2009
Grounding the Sheriff’s Department new helicopter, further depleting reserves, and tightening take-home-vehicle policies for law enforcement are among the new options on the tabl ...
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