News Flash

Posted on: March 19, 2019

Placer County, Gold Country Wildlife Rescue recognized for innovative partnership

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An innovative partnership between Placer County Animal Services and Gold Country Wildlife Rescue is helping save the lives of more wildlife in Placer than ever before.  

Its success has been honored by the National Association of Counties with a 2...

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County News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Placer approves contract to design Bell Road, I-80 interchange roundabouts

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A plan for two new roundabouts at Interstate 80’s Bell Road interchange in North Auburn moved forward today with the Placer County Board of Supervisors approving a $1.9 million contract with GHD Inc. to design the safety and congestion improveme...

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Posted on: March 8, 2019

Placer seeks community input on grant application to develop plan for recreational opportunities

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Placer County is seeking community input on a grant application to develop a new plan to help balance the many increasing outdoor recreation uses in North Lake Tahoe.

If it’s successful, the county’s application to the California State ...

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County News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Placer County’s draft Parks and Trails Master Plan available for public input

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The first-ever countywide Placer County Parks and Trails Master Plan draft is now available for public input through April.

Community members are invited to provide feedback on the plan at upcoming municipal advisory council meetings or online at ...

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County News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

Placer Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery appointed by governor to lead Forest Management Task Force

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After more than 10 years of service in elected office, Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery announced today she is stepping down to accept an appointment by Governor Gavin Newsom as director of the state’s Forest Management Task Force.

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Bowman road bridges improvement project begins spring 2019

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Placer County Department of Public Works will begin construction this spring on the Bowman Road Bridges Improvement project. The two existing bridges built in 1945 cross the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in North Auburn and were both determined to be in n...

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County News
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Placer seeks applicants for county Charter Review Committee

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Placer County residents are invited to take part in a once-every-five-years review of the Placer County Charter - a governing document that guides the organizational structure, duties and responsibilities of the county’s elected and appointed of...

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County News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Placer County to host free small business accessibility compliance workshop March 5

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Placer County is inviting business owners to participate in a free small business workshop on Americans with Disabilities Act compliance March 5.  The workshop, hosted by the Placer County Community Development Agency - Building Services Division...

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County News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Placer County Department of Child Support Services continues to improve performance

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Placer County Department of Child Support Services has improved on their statewide performance statistics for a second consecutive year.Under federal performance measures, CSS ranked first among medium-sized counties and third overall out of 58 counties i...

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County News
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Placer County moves forward to restore Sierra Nevada forest health, reduce wildfire risk

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Forest health and reducing wildfire risk was a key topic today as the Board of Supervisors voted on a resolution to move forward on a multi-agency partnership project covering 30,000 acres of public and private land around French Meadows Reservoir, west o...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Placer County re-invests in road safety with key signage upgrades

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The safety of Placer County roadways took a major step forward today with the county Board of Supervisors voting to award a $1 million contract to Highway Specialty Company Inc. to upgrade signage throughout the county. 

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County News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Placer County gears up for March 26 special primary election, voter information guides distributed

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In preparation of the March 26 special primary election, the Placer County Elections Office has distributed voter information guides to registered voters in California’s 1st Senate District.Senate District 1 is one of 40 California State Senate ...

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