News Archives: 2018


2018

December MAC Meeting Summary

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

Veteran’s Services Office Overview:
Placer County Veteran’s Services Office staff will provide an overview of the programs and services offered to Placer County veterans. The Veterans Service Office promotes the interest and welfare of veterans, their dependents, and their survivors by enhancing their quality of life through counseling, education, benefits assistance and advocacy. (20 min) Presenter: Suzanne Vinci, Veterans Services Officer

Granite Bay Community Plan Circulation Update:
The Department of Public Works will give a brief presentation on upcoming community workshops to be scheduled in January and February 2019. The four workshops will provide general background of the circulation element as well as an overview of technical issues which will be addressed through the update process. (15 min) Presenter: Stephanie Holloway, Senior Civil Engineer Public Works and Facilities, Transportation Planning Division

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.

Placer County Veterans Service Office: When you walk Through the Door, You’re Family

You can see the love and heart Suzi Vinci pours into her mission to serve Placer County’s veterans and their families just by looking at the wall of photographs in her office. Click here to read more.

Placer Awarded Handful of New Vouchers for Affordable Housing

Placer County’s Housing Authority was one of 285 nationwide to receive competitive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support housing vouchers for households that include one or more non-elderly person with disabilities between the age of 18-61.Click here to read more.

Public Input Wanted On Proposed Placer County Government Center Master Plan Update

Placer County is seeking public input on the draft environmental impact report for the proposed Placer County Government Center Master Plan update. The Placer County Government Center Master Plan update envisions Placer County’s needs for the North Auburn campus to accommodate services and employees for the next 25 years. Click here to read more.

Thankful Hearts As Families Celebrate National Adoption Day

The Schmidt family Thanksgiving will look a little different this year.

Their table will be laid out with teddy bear plates and in addition to pie, there will be birthday cake -- marking the first birthday of their son, Theo, whose adoption was finalized Saturday at Placer County’s National Adoption Day celebration in Auburn. Click here to read more.

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

Record-setting rainfall in 2017 led to a sharp reduction in Placer County’s planted rice acreage, driving an 11 percent loss of total crop value.

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

May MAC Meeting Summary

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

Jewish Community Center Chabad:
The Jewish Community Center Chabad of Roseville, Inc. proposes a new worship space, assembly space, classrooms, ritual bath area, kitchen, library, offices, conference room, sleeping guest suites, a multipurpose room, and children play areas in two buildings on its property at 4410 Douglas Boulevard in Granite Bay. The project will involve the demolishing of the 4,600 square feet of existing building space on the property, and construction of a new 17,100 square foot community/worship building, and a 6,600 square foot religious education building.

Regional Bikeway Master Plan Update:
The Department of Public Works and Facilities and the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) is partnering to update the Placer County Regional Bikeway Plan which identifies the future bikeway improvements proposed in the unincorporated areas of Placer County and integrates bikeway planning efforts of the six incorporated cities to create a regional bikeway system. Staff will present an overview of the recommended bikeway network for your information and feedback.

Presenters: Aaron Hoyt, PCTPA and Stephanie Holloway, DPWF

Countywide Park & Trail Master Plan:
County staff will provide an update on the progress of the Countywide Park & Trail Master Plan, which is expected to be complete in late 2018 and will guide recreational development and operation in Placer County for the next 10 years.

Presenters: Andy Fisher, Lisa Carnahan, Ted Rel, Placer County Parks Division

Placer Awards $3.3M Contract for Road Maintenance, Approves $7.3M in Road Projects from Gas Funding

The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday awarded a $3.3 million road maintenance contract to repair, strengthen and protect approximately 9.9 miles of county roads in Granite Bay and North Lake Tahoe. Click here to read more.

Placer County Youth Commission Seeks Applicants for 2018-19 Term

The Placer County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications from young people who wish to serve as one of 18 formally-appointed members of the Placer County Youth Commission for the 2018-19 term. The Placer County Youth Commission is an advisory board to the Placer County Board of Supervisors and consists of at least one representative from each of the five supervisorial districts. These commissioners must be between the ages of 14 and 21. They represent diverse backgrounds, experiences and skill sets.Click here to read more.

Job Seekers Offered Range Of ‘Get Hired’ Workshops Thanks To County, Adult School Partnership

Maria San Juan was hoping to find a better job. That goal brought her to the Placer School for Adults Career Center in Auburn. On a recent morning, she sat in a room with others including a college student looking to enter the workforce for the first time, and an older woman who had been laid off and was looking for work. Click here to read more.

Serve Our Democracy as a Placer County Poll Worker

Democracy doesn’t happen by itself.

Staffing Placer County’s polling sites each election takes more than 1,300 poll workers, and our office of elections is now accepting applications for all positions for California’s June 5 statewide primary election and the Nov. 6 general election. It’s a great chance to give back to the community, be a part of the excitement of our democratic process and earn a little money, too. Click here to read more

Placer Business Resource Center Now Open In Rocklin

Continuing its commitment to the business community, Placer County opened the doors of its new Placer Business Resource Center today, offering a one-stop-shop for business development services at no or low cost.. Click here to read more.

April MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, 2018 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Awards Ceremony Honors Local Youth Who’ve Made a Difference

The awardees included high school students who had started STEM workshops for middle school girls, created a nonprofit organization providing tutoring to English language learners and more. Click here to read more.

Free Medication Take-back Across Placer County April 28

A free medication take-back event will take place at many locations across Placer County on Saturday, April 28. Click here to read more.

Placer Appoints Suzi Vinci as New Veterans Service Officer

Promoting the interest and welfare of veterans and their families is now the privilege and responsibility of Suzi Vinci, Placer’s new veterans service officer. Click here to read more.

Annual Rankings Give Nod to Health of Placer Community

Placer County continues to hold the top spot among California counties for quality of life, according to results from the ninth annual County Health Rankings available at http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/. Click here to read more.

March MAC Meeting Summary

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

Dutch Bros Coffee and Self Storage:
Applicant owns the 1.8 acre property located at 8455 Sierra College Blvd in Granite Bay. The property has been an equipment rental yard and concrete plant for over 40 years. Applicant also owns a vacant one acre parcel adjacent to the 1.8 acre property.

The proposed development would include an 800 square foot Dutch Bros with a single drive through on approximately 0.5 acre fronting onto Sierra College Blvd where the current equipment rental yard sits. The remainder of the equipment rental yard would be joined with the vacant one acre parcel. The applicant would then develop a self-storage facility on the newly combined parcel. The self-storage facility would consist of three buildings and approximately 100,000 combined square feet. Development is in compliance with current zoning and would require a lot line. adjustment.

Presenter: Bill Loftus

Colinas Estates:
The applicant, Cook Development Consulting Services LLC on behalf of property owner Paul Hills, is seeking approvals to construct ten single-family residences on 5.49 acres of land located at 8137 Joe Rodgers Road. Requested entitlements include:

  1. Tentative Subdivision Map for the subdivision of 5.49 acres of land into 10 singlefamily lots.
  2. Variance to front minimum setbacks required in the RS district on Lots 1 through 5. A setback of 32 feet is proposed where 45 feet is normally required.
The site is designated Low Density Residential, .4 to .9 acres per dwelling unit in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RS-AG-B-20 (Residential Single Family, combining Agriculture, minimum Building Site of 20,000 square feet).



Presenter: Christopher Schmidt, Senior Planner (30 minutes)

2017 Placer County Service Awards

Over 100 county employees, representing over 1,000 years of service combined, were recently presented with 2017 Annual County Service Awards to honor their work at Placer County. Board of Supervisors Chair Jim Holmes and new County Executive Officer Todd Leopold presented individual awards to the employees in two separate sessions, Feb. 1 and Feb. 20, as family, friends and co-workers joined to celebrate those being honored. Click here to read more.

Community Workshops for Placer Sustainability Plan Set for March

Placer County is in the process of developing a Sustainability Plan, outlining ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and manage climate risks that threaten property value, natural resources and Placer quality of life. Two community workshops in March will offer a chance to learn about the plan’s purpose and goals and how to become involved in the planning process. Click here to read more.

Placer County to Host School Safety Forum March 8 in Wake of Florida Shooting

Following the tragic recent school shooting in Florida, Placer County leaders will convene a school safety forum March 8 in Roseville to discuss how everyone can work together to help prevent an attack in our community.

Click here to read more

Placer County Child Support Services Ranks Fourth Out Of 49 in State Performance Measures For 2017

Placer County Department of Child Support Services ranked fourth out of 49 local child support agencies in California for federal fiscal year 2017. Click here to read more.

February MAC Meeting Summary

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

Climate Action Plan:
Receive a presentation from the Planning Services Division on the County’s efforts to prepare a Climate Action Plan. Placer County is in the process of developing a Climate Action Plan which is intended to identify various programs and policies aimed to address climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while also identifying strategies to maximize economic benefits related to energy savings, operational cost savings, and other benefits for the County and the Community.

Pond View Parcel 2:
The applicant, Lisa Powers, is requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Modification for the Pond Pavilion & Lofts project, since renamed Pond View, located at 5630 Douglas Boulevard. The site is zoned OP-Dc (Office and Professional combining Design Scenic Corridor). The proposed CUP modification would eliminate the Commercial Event Center previously approved for the project and replace it with up to 24,000 square feet of office space in one or more buildings. The additional offices would be located on Parcel 2, the eastern and southern portions of the project site.

Presenter: Christopher Schmidt, Senior Planner (15 minutes)

Ventura at Granite Bay:
Ventura at Granite Bay is a proposal to develop a 33-lot detached single-family residential subdivision on a 6.11 acre site located at 6832 Eureka Road on the south side of Eureka Road, east of Purdy Lane. The site is designated High Density Residential and Rural Low Density Residential in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RM-DL 10-Dc (Residential Multi-Family, Density Limitation of 10 units per acre combining Design Scenic Corridor) and RS-AG-B-40 PD=1 (Residential Single Family, combining Agriculture, minimum building site of 40,000 square feet, combining Planned Residential Development of 1.0 unit per acre). Requested entitlements include a Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map, Minor Boundary Line Adjustment, and setback variances.

Negative Declaration can be found here

Presenter: Christopher Schmidt, Senior Planner (30 minutes)

Placer Seeks Public Input on Proposed Whitehawk I & II Projects in Granite Bay

Placer County is seeking public input on the scope of the environmental review document for the proposed Whitehawk I & II projects in Granite Bay, with a public meeting set for Feb. 13. Click here to read more.

Placer Awards Contract to Develop Affordable Housing Strategy

The Placer County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $186,860 contract agreement with BAE Urban Economics Inc. to develop a new affordable housing strategy. The effort will support the county’s housing work plan, a series of tasks approved by the Board of Supervisors on Aug. 8, 2017, aimed at addressing the housing crisis. Click here to read more.

Program Offers Free Tax Assistance to Eligible Residents

Do you want to maximize your tax refund, but aren’t sure where to start?

For the third year Placer County Health and Human Services will provide free tax assistance to low-income individuals and families, in cooperation with the IRS and United Way, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Click here to read more

Placer Appoints Todd Leopold as New County Executive Officer

Following a nationwide search, Placer County has selected Todd Leopold as its new county executive officer. Click here to read more.

January MAC Meeting Summary

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

Pond View Parcel 2:
The applicant, Lisa Powers, is requesting approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Modification for the Pond Pavilion & Lofts project, since renamed Pond View, located at 5630 Douglas Boulevard. The proposed CUP modification would eliminate the Commercial Event Center previously approved for the project and replace it with up to 24,000 square feet of office space in one or more buildings. The additional offices would be located on Parcel Two, the eastern and southern portions of the project site.

Presenter: Lisa Powers (20 minutes)

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