Placer County Newsletter - Jan. 24, 2019

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Photo of the week

This beautiful #PlacerLife image, taken by @glennleerobinson on Instagram, was captured at the Auburn State Recreation Area.

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Placer Sports and Event Center project breaks ground

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Construction of the new Placer County Sports and Event Center has begun, creating opportunities for major amateur sports competitions, large meetings, trade shows, concerts and other events @the Grounds in Roseville. Watch the video here

Board of Supervisors takes up achievable housing in eastern Placer County

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Solutions for the housing crisis in eastern Placer County will be the focus of a community workshop  with the Placer County Board of Supervisors Jan. 28 in Kings Beach. The board will meet again Jan. 29 in Kings Beach, with actions on two achievable housing projects in North Lake Tahoe on the agenda for their consideration.

Commuter rail service to Placer planned to expand

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Commuter rail service to Placer County is set to increase tenfold by 2027 under Capitol Corridor's 2019-2020 draft business plan released this week. You're invited to share your thoughts on the plan through Feb. 1. Learn more

Special primary election set for March 26

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A special primary election for California’s 1st Senate District will be held March 26. Should no candidate receive 50 percent plus one of the vote, a special general election will also be held on June 4. Candidate filing for the primary election is now open to Placer County residents and closes at 5 p.m. on Jan. 31. Learn more

Discussing fire safety

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Placer County will partner with the Placer County Fire Safe Alliance to host a free screening of the documentary film "Wilder Than Wild," about the changing nature of California's wildfires on Jan. 30 in Foresthill. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with local fire and public safety experts. Learn more 

Free tax assistance to qualifying residents

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Maximize your tax return! Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, low-income individuals and families can get free help with their taxes starting at the end of this month. Last year, the program helped hundreds of Placer County residents get more than $525,000 back in refunds. Get more information and schedule an appointment. 

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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

Board of Supervisors achievable housing workshop in North Lake Tahoe, Jan. 28, 1:30 p.m. Agenda
Board of Supervisors meeting in North Lake Tahoe, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. Agenda
CANCELED: Foresthill Coffee with Supervisor Montgomery, Jan. 28
Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 28, 7 p.m. Information 

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: Winter Storytelling Festival 
Lake Tahoe: Winter Music Series 

...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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