News Archives: 2017


2017

April MAC Meeting Summary

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

Placer County Cannabis Regulatory Framework and Compliance Process:
Placer County Code Compliance Services will share the current cannabis regulatory framework and compliance process.

Presented by Tim Wegner, Code Compliance Services (30 min)

Proposed Eureka at Granite Bay Project:
Eureka at Granite Bay is a proposal to develop a 28-unit Condominium development on a 4.4-acre site (APN 050-160-076-00) located at the southwest corner of Eureka and Auburn-Folsom roads in Granite Bay. The project would include 14, two-unit halfplex condominium buildings on private streets accessed from Eureka Road. The Eureka at Granite Bay project would revise the site configuration of the previously approved Micherra Place subdivision, increase the number of residential units by eight, change the unit type from detached single-family residences to attached condominium halfplexes, and add a private gated entrance.

The applicant, Eureka Granite Bay LLC, is requesting variances to 1) reduce the rear yard setback requirement for two-story structures in the RM zone district from 20 feet to 10 feet, 2) reduce the side yard setback requirement for two-story structures in the RM zone district from 7 feet 6 inches to 5 feet (zero feet where condominium halfplex units share a common wall property boundary), and 3) to reduce the amount of required off-street parking spaces from 112 spaces to a total of 70 spaces.

An Addendum to the previously-adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared and finalized pursuant to CEQA for the project. It may be viewed here.

Presented by Chris Schmidt, Placer County Senior Planner (30 min)

Another 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.

Town Hall on Placer Cannabis Regulations Set For April 6

With Placer County’s new cannabis ordinance now in effect, county staff will host a town hall meeting in Auburn April 6 to answer questions about the new rules for cannabis cultivation and the county’s complaint and enforcement process. Click here to read more.

Placer Valley Tourism to Take Over As New Placer County Fairgrounds Operator

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved Placer Valley Tourism, a private nonprofit organization, as the new operator of the Placer County Fairgrounds and approved a budget revision appropriating $2 million for fairgrounds repairs. Click here to read more.

County Unveils Placer County Government Center Master Plan Layout Proposal

After considerable analysis, stakeholder engagement, design and planning, the Placer County Board of Supervisors were presented a plan for a re-envisioned Placer County Government Center and expressed general support for the direction of the master plan. Click here to read more.

Placer County Launches Parks and Trails Master Plan Website Expressly For Public

In an effort to encourage public input for its first-ever comprehensive parks and trails master plan, Placer County has launched a new project website. Now available here, the website provides a place to obtain project information, sign up for project notifications and submit comments. Click here to read more.

March MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 2017 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Placer County Building Permitting Now Available Online

In a continuing effort to improve service and ease the process for obtaining building permits, Placer County has launched an online permitting process. Click here to read more.

New Placer County Whistleblower Hotline to Help County Employees Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Placer County has long had a fraud policy to assist employees with reporting suspected fraud, waste and abuse, but not confidentially. However, under a $6,500 contract with Convercent, a compliance services provider, they’ll now be able to report it anonymously by phone and online 24/7. Click here to read more.

Placer Approves New Affordable Housing Opportunity for Those with Mental Illness

Home. Having a home can sometimes feel unattainable, especially for some of our most vulnerable residents affected by mental illness. So the Placer County Health and Human Services Department is continually pursuing and creating affordable housing opportunities to welcome people home. Click here to read more.

Another 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.

February MAC Meeting Summary

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

2016 Engineering and Traffic Survey to Update Expiring Speed Limits:
The Placer County Transportation Division regularly conducts Engineering and Traffic Surveys, as required by law, in order to update speed limits on County roadways. Therefore, we will be discussing speed limits in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol on various County roadways within the MAC boundaries where the limits will expire. Presenter: Richard Moorehead, Placer County Transportation Division and Captain John Price, CHP (10 min)

Oakhills Elementary and Ridgeview Elementary School Bus Loading Zone:
Placer County DPWF would like to present the Eureka Unified School District’s request to utilize the roadway shoulder area on Elmhurst Drive, a public road, for school bus loading and unloading. Placer County requests input from the Granite Bay MAC and interested community regarding this request. Presenter: Rebecca Solomon, Assistant Engineer, DPWF (10 min)

2016 Engineering and Traffic Survey to Update Expiring Speed Limits:
The Placer County Transportation Division regularly conducts Engineering and Traffic Surveys, as required by law, in order to update speed limits on County roadways. Therefore, we will be discussing speed limits in conjunction with the California Highway Patrol on various County roadways within the MAC boundaries where the limits will expire. Presenter: Richard Moorehead, Placer County Transportation Division and Captain John Price, CHP (10 min)

Development of Countywide Parks and Trails Master Plan:
County Staff will provide the MAC with an introduction and overview on the County’s preparation of a new Countywide Parks and Trails Master Plan. Presenter: Andy Fisher/Lisa Carnahan, Parks and Grounds Division.

Hidden Falls Regional Park Expansion:
Placer County is the Lead Agency for the Hidden Falls Regional Park Trails Network Expansion Project, and is preparing a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Hidden Falls Regional Park Trails Network Expansion Project. Hidden Falls Regional Park currently includes approximately 30 miles of trails that are open to the public. The proposed project would expand the trail system into areas north and east of the existing park, where the County holds existing trail easements. In total, approximately 30 additional miles of trails would be added, along with the construction of three additional bridges over Coon Creek, additional parking and access areas and improvements, and possible improvement of off-site access roads. Presenter: Lisa Carnahan/Andy Fisher, Placer County Parks Division (10 min)

Granite Bay Community Park:
PThe Rotary Club of Granite Bay proposes to install flags at Granite Bay Community Park to honor our nation and military. County staff and Rotary representatives will discuss details of the plan. Presenter: Lisa Carnahan/Andy Fisher, Placer County Parks Division (10 min)

Supervisors Approve State and Federal Legislative Platforms

Ensuring that federal and state policy and funding decisions benefit Placer County is an annual task for the board of supervisors and county staff. To that end, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approves an annual legislative platform that serves as the basis for the county's advocacy efforts with executive and legislative branches of state and federal government. Click here to read more.

Placer County Proclaims Local Emergency Due to Storm Damage

In response to the damage done by high-intensity “atmospheric river” storms that hit Northern California this month, the Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved a declaration of emergency due to extensive damage. The board’s action ratifies a declaration by the county’s director of emergency services made Jan. 17. Click here to read more.

Placer Child Support Services Ranks In Top Ten Statewide For Performance

Placer County’s Department of Child Support Services ranks eighth in the state out of 51 county child support agencies for their federal fiscal year 2016 performance numbers. Click here to read more.

Draft Site Plan Options for Future of Placer County Government Center

As work continues on an update of the Placer County Government Center master plan, county staff will host a community meeting Jan. 31 in North Auburn to present draft site plan options for the campus. Click here to read more.

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