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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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May MAC Meeting Summary

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

Granite Bay Community Plan Circulation Element:
PlacerCountyPublic Works and Planning staff will provide a status update on the County's review of the Granite Bay Circulation Element, including feedback received at recent community transportation workshops. The presentation will also include an overview of current and long range transportation system operations as well as new California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines related to the impacts of transportation on the environment. Presenter: Stephanie Holloway, Senior Civil Engineer, Transportation Planning Division (20 minutes)

Countywide Park and Trail Master Plan:
The Municipal Advisory Council is being asked to make a recommendation to the Placer County Planning Commission on the draft Countywide Park and Trail Master Plan. Staff will provide an overview of the final draft of the proposed Countywide Park and Trail Master Plan, which is anticipated to be presented to the Placer County Planning Commission for action in the spring and to the Placer County Board of Supervisors for final action in the summer. Staff’s presentation will also include a discussion of revisions made to the plan based on previous input from MAC and community members.
Presenter: Andy Fisher / Lisa Carnahan / Ted Rel, Placer County Parks Division (20 minutes)

Free Medication Take-Back Across Placer County April 27

A free medication take-back event will take place at locations across Placer County on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Granite Bay
Granite Bay High School
1 Grizzly Way

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Public Input Wanted to Strengthen Placer County Mental Health Services & Wellness Programs

Placer County community members are invited to participate in an online survey to help strengthen county mental health services and wellness programs.

Placer County’s Department of Health and Human Services is collecting community input that is essential to help shape the county’s three-year Mental Health Services Act Plan, set to begin July 1, 2020.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Generates Nearly $650,000 in Refunds for Placer Residents

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program volunteers saved low-income Placer County individuals and families close to $650,000 on their tax returns this year - a 22 percent increase over last year’s $527,714 refund total.

For the fourth year in a row, Placer County Health and Human Services provided the VITA program in partnership with the IRS, United Way and Sierra College to help qualifying residents file tax returns and maximize refunds.

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Whole Person Care Program Reaches Milestone with 100 Clients Successfully Housed

Placer County’s Whole Person Care program for homeless individuals with complex needs has hit a major milestone, reaching 100 clients housed.

All clients included in this number have been housed successfully, meaning that they have remained stable in their placements. Clients with failed placements, who have been evicted or otherwise removed, are not included in this total.

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Cannabis Cultivation Meeting May 1

With Placer County’s cannabis ordinance now in effect for two years, county staff will host a drop-in meeting May 1 to answer questions about rules for cannabis cultivation and the county’s compliance and enforcement process.

“Cannabis cultivation compliance and enforcement in Placer has been very successful,” said Placer County Deputy Director of Building Services Tim Wegner. “This drop-in meeting with cannabis inspectors is a great way to help ensure cultivators are well informed and stay in compliance with the cannabis ordinance.”

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Placer Extends Deadline for County Charter Review Committee Applications

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 officials.

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Upcoming Meetings

Wed., May 1, 2019
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

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

Tues., May 21, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Older Adult Advisory Commission (OAAC)

Wed., May 22, 2019
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., Jun. 5, 2019
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Wed., May 1, 2019 - Wed., May 29, 2019
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 1:30 PM
** This event is held on Wednesdays year-round **

Wed., May 1, 2019 - Wed., May 29, 2019
Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Wed., May 2, 2019 - Wed., May 30, 2019
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Tues., May 7, 2019- Tues., May 28, 2019
Foothill Farmers’ Market
8:30 AM - 1 PM
** This event is held on Tuesdays year-round **

Thurs., May 9, 2019
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., May 21, 2019
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

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

Click here and let us know about an upcoming community event.








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