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October MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2018 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

$970.9 Million Final County Budget Approved

The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved the county’s final 2018-19 budget of $970.9 million, an increase of 12.1 percent from the previous year’s budget of $866.2 million. Click here to read more.

Placer County Gears Up For Nov. 6 General Election, Increases Poll Worker Stipend

In preparation for the Nov. 6 general election, the Placer County Elections Office has increased stipends for poll workers and is getting set to distribute voter information guides and vote-by-mail ballots.Click here to read more.

Placer County Transit Rolls Out Real-Time Bus Information

Riding public transit in Placer County just got easier and more predictable, thanks to a new service that allows passengers to track their bus in real time. Click here to read more.

Five Placer Health and Human Services Programs Receive Awards for Innovation

Placer County received five awards from the California State Association of Counties, the organization announced this week, all for Health and Human Services programs. The CSAC awards spotlight the most innovative programs developed and implemented by California counties. Click here to read more.

September MAC Meeting Summary

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

New Traffic Signal at Auburn Folsom Rd and Cavitt Stallman Rd:
Our current Capital Improvement Program and Granite Bay Community Plan identifies the future need for a new traffic signal at the intersection of Cavitt Stallman Rd and Auburn Folsom Rd. Recent studies justify the installation of that traffic signal today. Presenters: Kyle Friedrich & Rebeca Solomon, DPWF (15 minutes)

Chabad of Roseville:
The applicant, The Jewish Community Center Chabad of Roseville, is seeking to replace an existing 4,600 square foot community center with two, two-story buildings totaling 23,300 square feet on a 1.3-acre parcel located at 4410 Douglas Boulevard in Granite Bay (southwest corner of Douglas Boulevard and Woodgrove Way). Proposed uses include worship space, assembly space, classrooms, a ritual bath area, kitchen, library, offices, conference room, sleeping guest suites, a multipurpose room, and children play areas. Requested entitlements include:

  1. Minor Use Permit for a House of Worship in the RS zoning district.
  2. Variances- Required front setbacks are 50 feet from edge of right-of-way along Douglas and Woodgrove Way (12.5’ and 21’ are proposed respectively). A side setback of 30 feet is required on the western property line and 10 feet is proposed.
  3. Design Review.
  4. Administrative Approval to allow a 37’4” building height for the main building where 36 feet is normally allowed.
The site is designated Rural Low Density Residential, 0.9 to 2.3- acre min. and is zoned RS-AG-B-100 PD = 1 and RS-AG-B-100 PD = 0.44.
Presenter: Christopher Schmidt, Senior Planner (20 minutes)

Mental Health, Substance Use Recovery to Be Celebrated at September Event

You’re invited to witness how “Recovery Happens” on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Recreation Park, 123 Recreation Dr. in Auburn.Click here to read more.

Placer Moves Forward Ordinance Updates to Clarify Cannabis Enforcement

Placer County regulations prohibiting all commercial cannabis activity wouldn’t change but some enforcement protocols would be adjusted under a proposed ordinance update moved forward by the county Board of Supervisors.Click here to read more.

Placer Seeks Public Input on Proposed Placer Sports and Event Center in Roseville

Placer County is seeking public input on the draft environmental report for the proposed Placer County Sports and Event Center project at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville, now called @the Grounds. A public meeting on the proposal is set for Sept. 17. Click here to read more.

Placer Ag. Value Drops 11 Percent in 2017, Livestock Bests Rice As Top Product

That’s according to the 2017 Placer County Agricultural Crop Report, presented to the county Board of Supervisors as an informational item today at their meeting in Auburn. The report pegs the total gross value of last year’s agricultural crops and products at $58,059,000, down $7,147,000 or 11 percent from the 2016 total of $65,206,000. Click here to read more.

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.

Tiny House Zoning Text Amendment:
Staff will provide an overview of a proposed Zoning Text Amendment updating the County Zoning Ordinance to allow a tiny home on wheels as a primary or secondary dwelling unit in zone districts where primary and secondary dwellings are currently permitted. In order to expand the types and affordability of housing options, a tiny house on wheels would be defined as a separate, independent living quarters that is less than 400 square feet; includes basic functional areas that support normal daily routines, such as a bathroom, a kitchen, and a sleeping area; is mounted on a wheeled trailer chassis; and is titled, licensed and insured to tow legally under the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Click here to learn more.
Presenter: Planning Services Division staff (20 minutes)

Roseville Congregate Living Health Facility:
Roseville Congregate Living is a proposed Residential Care Home on a 4.11 acre site (APN 467-090-009-000) located at 3140 Spahn Ranch Road, south of Old Auburn Road. The site is designated Rural Low Density Residential in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RS-AG-B-40 (Residential Single Family, combining Agriculture, minimum building site of 40,000 square feet). Requested entitlements include a Rezoning to RA-B-40 (Residential Agriculture, minimum building site of 40,000 square feet) and a Minor Use Permit to allow a 15 resident, 24-hour, long-term care facility in an existing single-family residence on the property.
Presenter: BJ Singh, applicant (20 min)

Placer County Recycling Program:
County staff will provide an overview of how Placer County makes recycling easy with its One Big Bin process.Click here to learn more.
Presenter: Rebecca Lillis, Environmental Resource Specialist, Environmental Utilities Division

July MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 4, 2018 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

June MAC Meeting Summary

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

  • House Count Update
  • Traffic Circulation Element Update

Placer County Conservation Program:
Staff will provide an overview and status update on the Placer County Conservation Program (PCCP). The PCCP consists of two separate plans that protect fish and wildlife, and streams, wetlands and other water resources, and fulfill the requirements of state and federal laws and regulations. The PCCP, which is a collaborative effort between Placer County, the City of Lincoln, the Placer County Water Agency and the South Placer Transportation Regional Transportation Authority, will guide land development activity on public and private property in Western Placer County. This presentation will provide background on the PCCP’s overall purpose in the region and provide information on opportunities for public input on the plan.
Presenter: Gregg McKenzie, PCCP Administrator

Placer County Housing Strategy and Development Plan Update:
Staff will provide an overview and update on the County’s Housing Strategy and Development Plan, which is a component of the county’s larger housing work plan. The Housing Strategy and Development Plan will be used to assess and identify housing needs, workforce housing development opportunities, and identify recommendations about current housing standards and policies that may be limiting housing development. This presentation follows a Housing Forum that was held in March to provide an initial overview and update on the information and data collected to date. Click here to learn more.
Presenter: Shawna Purvines, Principal Planner

Placer County Recycling Program:
County staff will provide an overview of how Placer County makes recycling easy with its One Big Bin process.Click here to learn more.
Presenter: Rebecca Lillis, Environmental Resource Specialist, Environmental Utilities Division

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