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August MAC Meeting Summary

7/30/21

Staff Briefing – Granite Bay Parks & Trails:
Baldwin Reservoir Trail Connection: Placer County and City of Folsom staff will discuss a proposed trail connection between Baldwin Reservoir and the City of Folsom trail system.
Presenter: Andy Fisher, Parks Administrator, Dept. of Public Works

Staff Briefing – Olive Ranch Rd. Closure, Bridge Construction:
Staff will give a presentation on the construction of the Olive Ranch Road Box Culvert/Bridge and the related closure of Olive Ranch Road.
Presenter: Ken Grehm, Director, Dept. of Public Works

MAC Member Briefing – Cottonwood Dam Habitat Restoration:
MAC member Gary Flanagan will give a presentation on the proposed habitat restoration at the Cottonwood Dam site.
Presenter: Gary Flanagan

Supervisor Report:
Discussion of the Housing Related Code Amendments, General Plan Amendment, Zoning Text Amendment, Rezone.
Led by Supervisor Jones

Subcommittee Reports:

  1. Granite Bay Community Plan Workshop update
  2. Natural Resources, Open Space & Trails Committee update

Placer County Redistricting Commission Public Meetings...

7/30/21

The process of revising Placer County’s supervisorial district boundaries is underway!

South Placer residents are invited to join Redistricting Placer presentations - in Roseville at The Martha Riley Library on August 23rd at 5:00 PM, and at the Granite Bay Library on August 25th at 5:30 PM. Visit the Redistricting Placer’s full calendar web page for meeting details. Members of the commission are hoping to receive input from the public before they receive final 2020 Census population data, expected in September.

Residents are invited to join Redistricting Placer presentations at upcoming city council presentations in Auburn, Rocklin, Lincoln and Loomis, as well as future subregional informational meetings later this summer. Visit the Redistricting Placer’s full calendar web page for meeting details. Members of the commission are hoping to receive input from the public before they receive final 2020 Census population data, expected in September.

The Redistricting Placer interactive website https://www.placer.ca.gov/redistricting, is a roadmap for how residents can participate in redrawing Placer’s supervisorial district boundaries to reflect population changes reported in the 2020 Census.

Full meeting details are available on the Redistricting Placer website, and Residents can stay up to date on redistricting in Placer County by subscribing to Redistricting Placer informational updates at the Redistricting Placer website: https://www.placer.ca.gov/redistricting.

Placer County’s redistricting presentation at the City of Roseville’s City Council meeting June 16 is available to watch online: City Council Meeting of June 16, 2021 - City of Roseville, CA - YouTube.

The Placer County Board of Supervisors in February voted to appoint the Placer County Planning Commission to act as the Advisory Redistricting Commission to draw redistricting maps, which will ultimately be brought forward to the public and board for formal review and adoption.

The following residents serve on the Advisory Redistricting Commission: Samuel Cannon, District 1; Nathan Herzog, District 2; Anthony DeMattei, District 3; Daniel Woodward, District 4; Anders Hauge, District 5; Larry Sevison, At-Large East of Sierra Crest; Richard Johnson, At-Large West of Sierra Crest.

Redistricting takes place every 10 years after the federal census. Using the Census data, county officials realign supervisorial districts in their counties, accounting for shifts in population growth since the last Census and assuring equal representation for their constituents in compliance with the “one-person, one-vote” principle of the Voting Rights Act.

Historic Conservation Program Commemorated

7/30/21

After nearly 20 years in development, the historic Placer County Conservation Program was commemorated at a signing ceremony last week in rural Lincoln. The program covers more than 260,000 acres of land in western Placer County and Lincoln – helping to protect covered fish and wildlife species and their habitats while streamlining planning and permitting for future urban and rural growth with construction and maintenance of infrastructure. Learn more.

Planning Commission Tables Proposed Housing Element, Rezone for Further Study and Public Comment

7/30/21

At the July 22nd Planning Commission meeting, the Commission heard public comment and a presentation on Housing Related Code Ammendments, General Plan Ammendment, Zoning Text Ammendment and Rezone and voted unanimously to table the items for further study. Periodic updates of the General Plan are required for compliance with changing State Law and Federal Regulations. The Commission decided that the complex issues involved had not been adequately noticed or explained to the public, and the far reaching nature of the ammendments required further scrutiny. This will come before the Planning Commission again at a date TBD. Supervisor Jones will lead a discussion on this topic at the Granite Bay MAC meeting on August 4th, 2021.

California State Assemblyman Kevin Kiley and Radio Talk Show Host Larry Elder Announce Runs For Governor

7/13/21

The number of candidates who will face off against current Governor Gavin Newsom in a recall election this fall has grown by two more this week. On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, State Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, who represents California's District 6—which includes El Dorado and Placer Counties—launched his campaign to replace Newsom. In a recent interview with KCRA, Kiley stated: “I'm running for governor to return power to the people of California. In fact, I think the most important job of our next governor is to make it less important who the governor is, by returning power to the people and to local communities”.

Joining Assemblyman Kiley in the recall race, during his show on Monday, July 12, 2021, nationally syndicated talk radio host Larry Elder, announced his run. On his website, Elder explains: “I’m running for governor because the decline of California isn’t the fault of its people. Our government is what’s ruining the Golden State. Our schools are closed to both students and their parents. Our streets aren’t safe from rising violent crime or the disaster of rising homelessness. And the scandals of Sacramento aren’t going to stop on their own. It’s time to tell the truth. We’ve got a state to save.”

To learn more about Kevin Kiley and Larry Elder as well as their campaigns, you can visit their websites: kileyforcalifornia.com and electelder.com, respectively.

The recall election is set to take place on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

July MAC Meeting Canceled

6/29/21

The July 7, 2021 MAC Meeting canceled. The next Granite Bay MAC Meeting is scheduled for Wed., August 4, 2021. Please note: regular meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM unless otherwise noticed.

Placer County Redistricting Commission to Commence Public Meetings...

6/18/21

Placer County Redistricting Commission to hold first public meeting June 24.

The process of revising Placer County’s supervisorial district boundaries gets underway June 24 when the Placer County Advisory Redistricting Commission will host a public meeting at 10:10 a.m. at the Community Development Resource Agency in North Auburn. This meeting is only the first in a series of public meetings to be held in the various cities and Supervisorial Districts in the County.

Residents are invited to join Redistricting Placer presentations at upcoming city council presentations in Auburn, Rocklin, Lincoln and Loomis, as well as future subregional informational meetings later this summer. Visit the Redistricting Placer’s full calendar web page for meeting details. Members of the commission are hoping to receive input from the public before they receive final 2020 Census population data, expected in September.

The Redistricting Placer interactive website https://www.placer.ca.gov/redistricting , is a roadmap for how residents can participate in redrawing Placer’s supervisorial district boundaries to reflect population changes reported in the 2020 Census.

Full meeting details are available on the Redistricting Placer website, and Residents can stay up to date on redistricting in Placer County by subscribing to Redistricting Placer informational updates at the Redistricting Placer website: https://www.placer.ca.gov/redistricting.

Placer County’s redistricting presentation at the City of Roseville’s City Council meeting June 16 is available to watch online: City Council Meeting of June 16, 2021 - City of Roseville, CA - YouTube.

The Placer County Board of Supervisors in February voted to appoint the Placer County Planning Commission to act as the Advisory Redistricting Commission to draw redistricting maps, which will ultimately be brought forward to the public and board for formal review and adoption.

The following residents serve on the Advisory Redistricting Commission: Samuel Cannon, District 1; Nathan Herzog, District 2; Anthony DeMattei, District 3; Daniel Woodward, District 4; Anders Hauge, District 5; Larry Sevison, At-Large East of Sierra Crest; Richard Johnson, At-Large West of Sierra Crest.

Redistricting takes place every 10 years after the federal census. Using the Census data, county officials realign supervisorial districts in their counties, accounting for shifts in population growth since the last Census and assuring equal representation for their constituents in compliance with the “one-person, one-vote” principle of the Voting Rights Act.

COVID-19

HUD Offers COVID-19 Relief for FHA Mortagees Undergoing Hardship

6/18/21

Hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across the economy.

This unprecedented 18-month event has resulted in a burgeoning foreclosure crisis among FHA-insured borrowers. Currently there are well over 300,000 borrowers who are at least 90-days delinquent on their mortgage and in danger of losing their home to foreclosure. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has an available COVID-19 forbearance option to assist FHA borrowers with keeping their homes.

This relief will only be available until June 30, 2021. For maximum impact, the HUD San Francisco Regional Office has asked Congressional Representatives and local Governments throughout northern and central California areas to assist them in spreading the word in the hopes of reaching the greatest number of FHA-insured borrowers. For information about qualification and how to apply for relief on your FHA mortgage please visit www.HUD.gov/Coronavirus.

Placer County Seeks Community Feedback to Update Community Wildfire Plan

6/18/21

Placer County is seeking community feedback as part of its 2021 update to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The goal of the CWPP is to enhance efforts to protect communities, watersheds and other at-risk properties from catastrophic wildfire.

Using an online survey, Placer is seeking feedback to better understand residents’ knowledge of current wildfire preparedness resources as well as their commitment to using these resources to ensure their home and community are fire safe. The results will serve as a road map to how the county can work with residents to address issues surrounding wildfire preparedness in their communities.

Placer County Office of Emergency Services is leading the plan update in collaboration with the Placer Resource Conservation District, Placer County Fire Safe Alliance, six area fire safe councils, local fire protection districts, state and federal agencies, and area Firewise USA communities. The plan is outlined through a collaborative framework established by the Wildland Fire Leadership Council.

Residents can take the survey and follow the progress of the plan update through CWPP update website: https://www.placer.ca.gov/1400/Community-Wildfire-Protection-Plan-CWPP.