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UPDATE:The Granite Bay Community Association’s appeal of the Planning Commission approval of the Chabad set for February 5 before the Board of Supervisors was continued to an open date due to a noticing error.

The Granite Bay Community Association felt it necessary to defend and support the Granite Bay Community Plan that this community spent hundreds of hours creating Therefore, GBCA paid $602 to appeal the Placer County Planning Commission’s approval of the Chabad of Roseville which is proposed at the corner of Douglas Boulevard and Woodgrove Way. The appeal sets forth the following issues: Setback Variances, Adequacy of the Environmental Review, Aesthetic Impacts, Traffic, Design, Lot Coverage, and Height.

The Board of Supervisors has 90 days to consider the appeal and it is likely this item will be before the Board in late January or early February. To read the appeal which was filed click here.

The Granite Bay Community Association felt it necessary to defend and support the Granite Bay Community Plan that this community spent hundreds of hours creating Therefore, GBCA paid $602 to appeal the Placer County Planning Commission’s approval of the Chabad of Roseville which is proposed at the corner of Douglas Boulevard and Woodgrove Way. The appeal sets forth the following issues: Setback Variances, Adequacy of the Environmental Review, Aesthetic Impacts, Traffic, Design, Lot Coverage, and Height.

The Board of Supervisors has 90 days to consider the appeal and it is likely this item will be before the Board in late January or early February. To read the appeal which was filed click here.

This Zoning Text Amendment would exempt 78% of incorporated Placer County and funnel all tiny homes on wheels to just 28% of County. Even though Granite Bay is unincorporated, there is an established Community Plan with Goals and Polices which was developed by residents and adopted by County This arbitrary Zoning Text Amendment threatens to upend the entire character of rural, single family residential neighborhoods and no public notice would be given to neighbors for input. Click here for more details.

Even though MAC changed its regular 1st Wednesday of the month meeting date to Monday, July 11, there was Standing Room Only to hear the Action item, The Park at Granite Bay, which is located on the west side of Sierra College Boulevard north of Old Auburn Road. ...

The opportunity to comment on the Notice of Preparation has closed; so, the County will now conduct the environmental review process which will review ALL of the 80 specific issues that were noted in the Initial Study as issues that could have a “Potentially Significant Impact” on our existing environment as well as the items that were brought to the attention of the County in the letters they received in response to the Notice of Preparation. This process will take some time and the Draft EIR—the complete environmental study of this project—will not be available until early next spring.

The next step is to circulate a petition ...

Proposed Project:

“GBD Communities proposes to develop the Hawk Homestead project in the Granite Bay Community Plan (GBCP) of unincorporated Placer County [on property formerly known as the Frank Andrews property]. Hawk Homestead features 108 rural estate home sites with extensive open space, trails and amenities consistent with the character and identity of Granite Bay. The 245.2-acre Hawk Homestead (HH) site is located at the northwest corner of Barton Road and Cavitt-Stallman Road in the Granite Bay community.”

The property is currently zoned for just 37 homes with a minimum lot size of 4.6 acres. This project proposal is asking for almost three times as many lots ...

GraniteBay.com has received several e-mails recently that express concerns about different situations in the area; i.e. traffic problems, project development issues, down trees, etc. If your concerns are similar to the examples listed and are related to Granite Bay, Placer County, please send your email to lbrown@placer.ca.gov.

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New Granite Bay Alert Posted

A number of projects have been proposed that will have an impact on the community and are in various stages of submittal at County. Click here to learn more about them.

August MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Ashley Brown will present.

Industrial Hemp Update:
Placer County staff will provide an overview of recent changes in state and federal law regarding industrial hemp that will likely result in its legalization and regulation as an agricultural crop. As part of the process to begin developing county policy and regulation, county staff are conducing outreach and seeking input from the public regarding what hemp is, its legal status, potential concerns, how it is differentiated from cannabis, and how industrial hemp might one day fit into Placer County’s landscape.
Presenter: Josh Huntsinger, Placer County Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures

Winery and Farm Brewery Zoning Text Amendment:
County staff will provide an overview of the proposed Winery and Farm Brewery Zoning Text Amendment, including key components of the CEQA analysis and policy considerations. Staff will also provide an overviewof the county’s approval process and information on opportunities for public input on this item, including future public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.
Presenter: Crystal Jacobsen, Planning Services Division

Placer County Sustainability Plan (Climate Action Plan):
County staff will provide a brief overview of the proposed Placer County Sustainability Plan, including proposed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission reduction measures, adaptation strategies, and implementation plan. Staff will also provide an overview of the county’s approval process and information on opportunities for public input on the plan, including future community workshops and public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.
Presenter: Crystal Jacobsen, Planning Services Division

Placer County Moves Forward On 179 Acres of Forest Thinning To Reduce Wildfire Risk

The French Meadows Forest Restoration Project took a step forward with the Placer County Board of Supervisors voting to award a contract to execute forest thinning on an additional 179 acres of the forest health project. Click here to read more.

Community Workshops for Placer Sustainability Plan Set For August

Community members are invited to attend two upcoming workshops to learn more about and provide input on the proposed Placer County Sustainability Plan.

The plan outlines ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and manage climate risks that threaten property value, natural resources and quality of life.

Click here to read more.

July MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Ashley Brown will present.

Granite Bay Congregate Living Health Facility:
The MAC is being asked to make a recommendation to the Planning Commission on the proposed Granite Bay Congregate Living Health Facility. The proposedproject wouldincludethe operation ofan 18-bed extended care home in an existing single-family residence at 3140 Spahn Ranch Road. The project is locatedon a 4.11-acre parcel (APN 467-090-009-000) that is designated Rural Low Density Residential in theGranite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RS-AG-B-40 (Residential Single Family, combining Agriculture, minimum building site of 40,000 square feet). The projectapplicant, 421 San Juan LLC, is requesting approval ofa Rezoning to RA-B-40 (Residential Agriculture, minimum building site of 40,000 square feet); a Conditional Use Permit to allow for the operation of an extended care facility on the property; and a Variance to section 17.54.060B(7) of the Zoning Ordinance to allow for nine off-street parking spaces where 18 are required. The project would include renovations to the interior of the existing 5,800 square-foot home, as well as a 700 square-foot addition to northeast corner of the building and a 2,000 square-foot addition to on the south side of the structure. The project would also include the expansion of a driveway bridge over an unnamed tributary of Linda Creek, driveway widening to provide adequate turning radii, demolition of an existing garage, and construction of a turn-around to the east of the residence to accommodate emergency vehicles.
Presenter: Christopher Schmidt, Senior Planner

Major Milestone Achieved for Highly-Anticipated Placer County Conservation Program

In a major milestone, following several years of work by local governments and state and federal regulatory agencies, the draft Placer County Conservation Program and accompanying environmental impact study were published on June 21 in the Federal Register by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Click here to read more.

Placer Supervisors Approve $960.5 Million Draft Budget

The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a draft, balanced budget of $960.5 million for the next fiscal year - $10.4 million lower than last year’s final budget of $970.9 million.

The budget protects core operations, services and programs, continues to fund capital infrastructure projects prioritized by the Board of Supervisors and maintains reserves to guard against harder economic times.

Click here to read more.

Placer County Launches New eServices For Commercial and Residential Projects

Customers with commercial and residential projects can now look up zoning requirements, apply for permits and more from the comfort of their home, business or mobile workplace anywhere, anytime, online.

The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency this week launched its new eServices program, which offers customers continuous access to services that typically require a visit to CDRA offices in Auburn or Tahoe City.

Click here to read more.

Upcoming Meetings

Tues., Aug. 6, 2019
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Wed., Aug., 8, 2019
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Tues., Aug, 20, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Older Adult Advisory Commission (OAAC)

Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Thurs., Aug. 1, 2019 - Thurs., Aug. 28, 2019
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Tues., Aug. 6, 2019- Tues., Aug. 27, 2019
Foothill Farmers’ Market
8:30 AM - 1 PM
** This event is held on Tuesdays year-round **

Wed., Aug. 7, 2019 - Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 1:30 PM
** This event is held on Wednesdays year-round **

Wed., Aug. 7, 2019 - Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., Aug. 8, 2019
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., Aug. 20, 2019
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., Aug. 24, 2019
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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