Placer County Newsletter: August 31, 2017

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Air quality advisory for Sept. 1 - Sept. 4

smokey air

The Placer County Public Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control Officer are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of the potential of poor air quality conditions due to multiple fires occurring throughout the state, as well as the continued excessive heat. This advisory will be active from Friday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 4. Read more

Auburn Library open as cooling center over hot Labor Day weekend

Auburn Library

With high temperatures projected throughout the Labor Day weekend, Placer County’s Auburn Library at 350 Nevada St. will operate with extended hours as a cooling center. Click here for more information and heat safety recommendations.

Update on DeWitt campus plan, help for the homeless on the agenda for Sept. 5 supervisors meeting


At their meeting in Auburn Sept. 5, the Placer County Board of Supervisors will hear an update on planning for the future of the Placer County Government Center campus in North Auburn, including a proposal for affordable housing there. They’ll also consider several agreements to provide more help for the homeless, as well as plans for more trails in greater North Lake Tahoe. Can't make it in person? Stream meetings online at or call in at 530-886-5225. Agenda

Special-edition Placer County library cards available in September

special edition black library card

In celebration of national Library Card Sign-up Month in September, the Placer County Library will issue 1,000 special-edition, black library cards. The cards are for first-time cardholders and will be available while supplies last. Learn more

Hidden Falls Park now accepting parking reservations

Hidden Falls parking lot

Hidden Falls Regional Park’s new parking reservation system is now accepting reservations for Sept. 1 and beyond. While a parking fee is required on peak visitation days (weekends and holidays in good weather), the parking will remain free with no reservation required Mondays through Thursdays with the exception of some holidays. Learn more

Placer issues model home permits for long-awaited Riolo Vineyards Specific Plan

citizens getting building permits

The long-awaited Riolo Vineyards Specific Plan took a major step forward Aug. 25 as the county issued building permits allowing the construction of 11 model homes. Read more

Personality, playfulness shine through in dog playgroups

dogs playing

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Animal Services Center’s dog playgroups. This enrichment program helps dogs gain social skills and get sufficient exercise and mental stimulation — improving their behavior and their likelihood of adoption. Check it out

Last call for Placer County’s Heritage Trail Museums Tour

family at gold rush museum

Join us as the summer-long Heritage Trail Museums Tour comes to end this weekend with stops in North Auburn and Foresthill. Get a sneak peek of the new (and air-conditioned) DeWitt Heritage Museum in North Auburn before it's even open this Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (opening for good later this year). And join us at the Forest Hill Divide Museum this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for kids' activities, food booths and the national and state gold panning championships. Read more

Placer’s One Big Bin campaign wins national award

one big bin campaign

Congratulations to the Western Placer Waste Management Authority and its Regional Recycle Group on a national award win for their One Big Bin campaign! The innovative campaign was launched to inform residents of just how easy it is to recycle in Placer County. Read more

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List of active projects throughout Placer County

Projects are listed alphabetically and by Board of Supervisors districts. A hard copy of the list is available at the Placer County Community Development Resource Agency, 3091 County Center Drive in Auburn. 

Active Projects

Upcoming public meetings and events

County offices CLOSED for Labor Day holiday - Sept. 4
CANCELED - Foresthill Forum Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Sept. 4, 7 p.m.
Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting, Sept. 5, 9 a.m. Agenda
Meadow Vista Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Sept. 6, 6 p.m. Agenda
Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Sept. 6, 7 p.m. Agenda
Squaw Valley Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Sept. 7, 6 p.m. Agenda

To learn about other Placer County committees and commissions and current opportunities to serve your community click here.

Upcoming community events

Don’t miss the fun coming this next week in...

Auburn: Heritage Trail event at DeWitt History MuseumAuthor library eventGold Country Fair

Colfax: Colfax Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Foresthill: Heritage Trail event at Forest Hill Divide MuseumForesthill Divide Heritage Festival

Lincoln: Fish n'Kids Fishing Derby14th Annual Labor Day Fun Run5th Annual Members Art Exhibit

North Tahoe: Foam FestTahoe City Labor Day Sidewalk SaleAlpen Wine FestMusic on the Beach (Kings Beach)Concerts at Commons Beach, Free Bluesdays Live MusicFriday Fun Nights

...and many Placer County Library and Placer County Museum events. 

Visit our regional partners to discover more of the fun happening right here in Placer County!

County jobs website is updated regularly

Check out Placer County's employment website for a list of open positions, including internships. Job seekers can apply for positions and sign up for job alerts to be notified of openings. Those without Internet access can use a computer kiosk in the Human Resources Department's lobby, at 145 Fulweiler Ave., in Auburn. 

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