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Special Start Time of 7:00 PM for Granite Bay MAC This Wednesday 11/2

10/28/22

The Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council will be meeting on Wednesday, November 2nd at a special start time of 7:00 PM at the Granite Bay Library. On the Agenda: An informational presentation of proposed Senior Cottages at the WellQuest Senior Living property on Sierra College Blvd; a presentation by South Placer Fire Chief Mark Duerr taking your questions about recent South Placer Fire Station closures and consolidations.

Agenda: https://www.placer.ca.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_11022022-4592.

The physical meeting location is the Granite Bay Library at 6475 Douglas Blvd. and the meeting will also be available via zoom: https://placer-ca-gov.zoom.us/j/99160919427.

PCTPA to Launch 2050 Regional Transportation Plan

10/28/22

It’s finally here: the development of the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for Placer County – and we would love to hear from you!

Every five years, Placer Country Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) prepares a long-range transportation plan that projects population and housing growth estimates, future federal, state, and local revenues, and outlines a financially constrained list of transportation investment priorities for the next 25 years in all of Placer County (excluding the Tahoe Basin). Since transportation plays a key role in promoting economic development and protecting the quality of life, PCTPA works with residents, elected officials, and various other stakeholders from across Placer County to prepare the RTP.

This cycle, given so many significant changes in the area, PCTPA is making a cognizant effort to be out in the community and assess residents’ priorities, so the plan is built from the bottom up. These efforts include a community-wide survey, hosting various community meetings, and being present at popular community events and spaces to meet residents where they are at.

For more information about this process and how to get involved, please visit www.pctpa.net/rtp2050. If you are interested in becoming a stakeholder or have questions for the project team, please follow this link: https://forms.gle/gCuFeAPkTbtVqZse6.

Low-Cost Chipper Program Available to Help with Defensible Space Needs

10/28/22

The Placer County Chipper Program is a cost-share program, funded by Placer County and CAL FIRE, that provides low-cost residential chipper service for Placer County residents, incentivizes fuels reduction, and promotes defensible space adherence and fire prevention activities. For $80 / hour, residents can utilize a crew that will chip and broadcast piled vegetation. Cost-share fees may be waived for landowners who meet the “Very Low Limit” as defined by the Placer County Department of Housing and Urban Development. To find out if you are eligible for fee waivers, check out this link.

To request service, call (530) 889-0111, Ext. 3 and leave a message with your name, site address, phone number, and location of the brush pile.

Granite Bay MAC to Address Douglas Blvd. Medians

10/5/22

The Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council will be meeting on Wednesday October 5th, 6:00 PM at the Granite bay Library. On the Agenda: Discussion of the recent median work done on Douglas Blvd east of Auburn-Folsom Road: what went wrong and how we'll fix it. Representatives from the Department of Public Works will give a short presentation and hear input from the the MAC and the Community. Supervisor Jones has already been working with public works looking for options that will be suitable for Granite Bay and some options will be presented for the Council's review and recommendation. And as always there is time for members of the public to comment about events or issues of interest that are not on the agenda.

Agenda: https://www.placer.ca.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_10052022-4538.

Please note that this meeting will be held in person only. There will be no option for remote attendance. The meeting location is the Granite Bay Library at 6475 Douglas Blvd. See you there!

Placer County Needs Poll Worker Volunteers for the November 8th Election!

10/5/22

HELP YOUR COMMUNITY EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE!Serve as a Placer County Poll Worker for the November 8, 2022, Election. Placer County is urgently looking for patriotic volunteers to serve as poll workers on Election Day. Working alongside their precinct board, and supported by the Elections Office staff, poll workers play an essential role by making sure that Placer County’s elections are secure and conducted in strict accordance with state and federal voting laws. Volunteers learn about the election process and serve their community by protecting voter rights, securing our systems, serving voters with respect, and assisting all voters with casting their vote.

Poll workers are eligible to receive a stipend that can range from $100-$145, depending on the position. Paid training is also provided.

Volunteering can also be a great fundraising opportunity for your service club, school booster club or church group. Groups may earn up to $900 by attending training classes and staffing an entire precinct board on Election Day!

Volunteers must be able to work from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8. For more information and to apply, visit www.placercountyelections.gov/serve-as-a-poll-worker-in-placer-county.

Questions? Email us at placer_precincts@placer.ca.gov or give us a call at 530-886-5650.

Placer County Public Health Seeks Feedback About Community Health to Inform Future Programming

10/5/22

What health issues are important to our community? People who live or spend time in Placer County are invited to participate in a survey and share thoughts around key questions to help inform the future of Public Health programming.

The Placer County Health and Human Services Department - Public Health Division is working towards gaining a deeper understanding of the issues important to those who live, work, learn, shop, or play in Placer County. Your input is important and will be used to develop plans and programs to improve the quality of life in Placer County. All information provided is anonymous and will be kept confidential.

Please complete the survey if you meet both of the following requirements:

  1. You are 18 years old and above; and,
  2. You live, work, learn, shop, or play in Placer County.
Please only complete the survey one time.

2022 Placer County Community Themes and Strengths Assessment Survey (surveymonkey.com).