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2019

July MAC Meeting Summary

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

Granite Bay Congregate Living Health Facility:
The MAC is being asked to make a recommendation to the Planning Commission on the proposed Granite Bay Congregate Living Health Facility. The proposedproject wouldincludethe operation ofan 18-bed extended care home in an existing single-family residence at 3140 Spahn Ranch Road. The project is locatedon a 4.11-acre parcel (APN 467-090-009-000) that is designated Rural Low Density Residential in theGranite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RS-AG-B-40 (Residential Single Family, combining Agriculture, minimum building site of 40,000 square feet). The projectapplicant, 421 San Juan LLC, is requesting approval ofa Rezoning to RA-B-40 (Residential Agriculture, minimum building site of 40,000 square feet); a Conditional Use Permit to allow for the operation of an extended care facility on the property; and a Variance to section 17.54.060B(7) of the Zoning Ordinance to allow for nine off-street parking spaces where 18 are required. The project would include renovations to the interior of the existing 5,800 square-foot home, as well as a 700 square-foot addition to northeast corner of the building and a 2,000 square-foot addition to on the south side of the structure. The project would also include the expansion of a driveway bridge over an unnamed tributary of Linda Creek, driveway widening to provide adequate turning radii, demolition of an existing garage, and construction of a turn-around to the east of the residence to accommodate emergency vehicles.
Presenter: Christopher Schmidt, Senior Planner

Major Milestone Achieved for Highly-Anticipated Placer County Conservation Program

In a major milestone, following several years of work by local governments and state and federal regulatory agencies, the draft Placer County Conservation Program and accompanying environmental impact study were published on June 21 in the Federal Register by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Click here to read more.

Placer Supervisors Approve $960.5 Million Draft Budget

The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a draft, balanced budget of $960.5 million for the next fiscal year - $10.4 million lower than last year’s final budget of $970.9 million.

The budget protects core operations, services and programs, continues to fund capital infrastructure projects prioritized by the Board of Supervisors and maintains reserves to guard against harder economic times.

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Placer County Launches New eServices For Commercial and Residential Projects

Customers with commercial and residential projects can now look up zoning requirements, apply for permits and more from the comfort of their home, business or mobile workplace anywhere, anytime, online.

The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency this week launched its new eServices program, which offers customers continuous access to services that typically require a visit to CDRA offices in Auburn or Tahoe City.

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July MAC Meeting Cancelled

The June 5, 2019 MAC Meeting cancelled and in Observance of the Independence Day Holiday, the July Granite Bay MAC Meeting has been rescheduled for Wed., July 10, 2019. Please note: regular meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00PM unless otherwise noticed.

County to Move Forward In Developing 2-1-1 System

With direction from the Board of Supervisors, Placer County will move forward in developing a 2-1-1 information and referral system.

2-1-1 provides free online and telephone support to community members to connect them with resources ranging from disaster aid to health and human services. Nationwide, 2-1-1 is found in all 50 states and in 38 California counties. Placer had previously been the largest county in the state without 2-1-1 service.

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More Than 137 Acres in Auburn Approved For Permanent Conservation

Over 137 acres of agricultural land and blue oak woodland are planned for conservation in North Auburn, with the Placer County Board of Supervisors today approving the use of $205,000 of Placer Legacy open space funds. The funding will contribute to an agricultural conservation easement that will be held by the private nonprofit Placer Land Trust.

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Placer County Continues Its Investment in Road Maintenance This Summer

Nearly 12 miles of county-maintained roads are planned for pavement overlay this summer.

The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved a $4.7 million contract agreement with Teichert Construction for the work, set to begin in June.

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June MAC Meeting Cancelled

The June 5, 2019 MAC Meeting cancelled and in Observance of the Independence Day Holiday, the July Granite Bay MAC Meeting has been rescheduled for Wed., July 10, 2019. Please note: regular meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00PM unless otherwise noticed.

County to Move Forward In Developing 2-1-1 System

With direction from the Board of Supervisors, Placer County will move forward in developing a 2-1-1 information and referral system.

2-1-1 provides free online and telephone support to community members to connect them with resources ranging from disaster aid to health and human services. Nationwide, 2-1-1 is found in all 50 states and in 38 California counties. Placer had previously been the largest county in the state without 2-1-1 service.

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More Than 137 Acres in Auburn Approved For Permanent Conservation

Over 137 acres of agricultural land and blue oak woodland are planned for conservation in North Auburn, with the Placer County Board of Supervisors today approving the use of $205,000 of Placer Legacy open space funds. The funding will contribute to an agricultural conservation easement that will be held by the private nonprofit Placer Land Trust.

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Placer County Continues Its Investment in Road Maintenance This Summer

Nearly 12 miles of county-maintained roads are planned for pavement overlay this summer.

The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved a $4.7 million contract agreement with Teichert Construction for the work, set to begin in June.

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Landlord-Tenant Training Workshop Coming June 19

Continuing their commitment to creating affordable housing solutions, Placer County and City of Roseville are co-hosting a landlord-tenant training workshop June 19 in North Auburn.

“This is a great opportunity for existing and potential landlords to learn about the incentives and benefits of partnering with the City of Roseville and Placer County voucher programs,” said Roseville Housing Manager Danielle Foster.

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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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April MAC Meeting Summary

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

Granite Bay Marketplace (Formally Country Gables Shopping Center):
Granite Bay Marketplace is an existing shopping center on a 10.90 acre site (APN 048-103-062-000) located at the northwest corner of Douglas Boulevard and Auburn Folsom Road in Granite Bay. The site is designated Commercial in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned C1-UP-Dc (Neighborhood Commercial, combining Use Permit Required and Design Review). Merlone Geier has plans to remodel the exterior and site of the existing shopping center. Requested entitlements are a Design/Site Review Agreement. Presenter: David Dreyfus, applicant (15 minutes)

Quarry Ridge Office Park Project (PLN16-00157)
County staff will request the MAC take action to provide a recommendation on the Quarry Ridge Office Park Project. The applicant (Neil Doerhoff, Doerhoff Family Trust) is requesting an amendment to the Granite Bay Community Plan to change land use designation of the project site from Low Density Residential to Commercial; text changes to the Granite Bay Community Plan to modify the setback standard for buildings located on the north side of Douglas Boulevard; Rezone of the project site from Residential Single Family, Building Site 20,000-sf minimum (RS-B-20) to Office and Professional with Design Review combining district (OP-DC); a Tentative Parcel Map to subdivide the project site into four parcels ranging in size from 24,202 square feet to 48,936 square feet; and Design Review to construct four office buildings and associated improvements within 3.23-acre property. The project site is located at the northeast corner of the Douglas Boulevard and Berg Street intersection in Granite Bay.
Presenter: Jennifer Byous, Planning Services Division

Placer Retirement Residences (PLN16-00298)
County staff will request the MAC take action to provide a recommendation on the Placer Retirement Residences project. The applicant, Lenity Architecture, is requesting a rezone from RS-AG-B-100 (Residential Agriculture, Combining Agriculture, Combining Minimum Building Site of 100,000 Square Feet) to RA-B-100 (Residential Agriculture, Combining Minimum Building Site of 100,000 Square Feet) and a Minor Use Permit to operate a residential care home with seven or more clients. The project proposes a three-story residential care home with 145 congregate living suites for up to 160 residents. Associated improvements include grading, landscaping, parking and circulation, and road improvements. The project site is located at the northwest corner of Old Auburn Road and Sierra College Boulevard in Granite Bay.
Presenter: Kally Kedinger-Cecil, Planning Services Division

March MAC Meeting Summary

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

Proposed User Fee Increase for Sewer Maintenance District 2 –Granite Bay:
Staff will provide an overview of a proposed increase to the sewer user fees for SMD 2. Since the sewer user fees in the Granite Bay Sewer District have not increased since July 1, 2007, it is requested that the Board of Supervisors increase the user fees by 4% per year for the next two years thus allowing continued quality, efficient and reliable sewer services. The current fee is $48.12 per single family residence. Presenter: Jared Deck, Senior Civil Engineer (10 minutes)

Proposed Whitehawk II Project
Planner Whitehawk II is a proposal to develop a 55-unit Planned Residential Development on a 32.97-acre site (APN 048-151-061-000) located on the south side of Douglas Boulevard at Seeno Avenue in Granite Bay.

The project would include 55 single-family,single-story, detached residential units on privatestreets accessed from Douglas Boulevard. Approximately forty-seven percent of the site would remain as common area and open space.

The applicant, Meritage Homes, is requesting a Community Plan Amendment to change the land use designation of the site from Rural Low Density Residential (.9 to 2.3 acre min. parcel size) and Rural Residential (2.3 to 4.6 acre min. parcel size) to Low Density Residential (0.4 to .9 acres per dwelling unit) and Open Space.Also proposed is a rezoning from RA-B-100 (Residential Agricultural, minimum Building Site of 100,000 square feet) to RA-B-20 PD = 1.75 (Residential Agricultural, minimum Building Site of 20,000 square feet, combining Planned Residential Development of 1.75units per acre) and O (Open Space).A Variance to lot coverage would allow up to 50 percent coverage for single-story residences where 30 to 40 percent is normally permitted.
Presented by Chris Schmidt, Placer County Senior (20 minutes)

Final Granite Bay Circulation Element Workshop

The final Workshop to discuss the Granite Bay Circulation Element Update will be held on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 PMb> in the Eureka Union School District Board Room. Please contact Katie Jackson with any questions at KJackson@placer.ca.gov

Placer County Gears Up For March 26th Special Primary Election

In preparation of the March 26th special primary election, the Placer County Elections Office has distributed voter information guides to registered voters in California’s 1st Senate District. Click here to read more.

Placer County Re-Invests In Road Safety with Key Signage Upgrades

The safety of Placer County roadways took a major step forward today with the county Board of Supervisors voting to award a $1 million contract to Highway Specialty Company Inc. to upgrade signage throughout the county. Click here to read more.

Placer County to Host Free Small Business Accessibility Compliance Workshop March 5th

Placer County is inviting business owners to participate in a free small business workshop on Americans with Disabilities Act compliance March 5, 2019. Click here to read more.

Placer County Department of Child Support Services Continues To Improve Performance

Placer County Department of Child Support Services has improved on their statewide performance statistics for a second consecutive year. Click here to read more.

Placer Seeks Applicants for County Charter Review Committee

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.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.

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