June 2020 District 3 Newsletter

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Placer County District 3 Newsletter

June 2020


My fellow District 3 residents, it is hard to completely grasp the roller coaster ride COVID-19 has had us on for the past several months.

Through this historic pandemic the citizens of Placer County have experienced loss, uncertainty and resilience, and our communities and local government have worked together to help take care of one another during this crisis.

I want to let you know that the Placer County Board of Supervisors, department leaders and staff are pursuing every possible option to make sure that our community feels safe while maintaining our freedoms to safely pursue our liberties.

In addition to efforts by county leadership and staff to get us safely through this pandemic, our communities have also stepped up to support one another and have had a huge role in our successes so far. The actions on the part of our residents were crucial to our success in “flattening the curve” of COVID-19 in Placer County.

By flattening the curve, the Board of Supervisors and Public Health staff were able to obtain approval to open businesses in Stage 2 of the State’s Resilience Roadmap, and we are currently working toward moving into Stage 3. Although we are still awaiting response on Stage 3, we are hopeful that we will be among the first counties in the state to move safely in that direction.

In order to make the transition into later Stage 2 of the state’s COVID-19 resilience roadmap as efficient and effective as possible, we also kick-started our Economic Development Office’s Business Resource Center, launching our Reopen Placer campaign.

Reopen Placer offers a variety of tools, guidance and resources for businesses to reopen in appropriate stage of reopening as designated by the state.

These tools can help businesses adhere to proper safety guidelines in order to help protect their customers, their employees and the community.

If you are a business owner, I encourage you to visit placer.ca.gov/reopen and download free materials to help your business reopen responsibly and successfully.

If you’re a business owner who hasn’t been given the green light to open just yet, be sure to check out Reopen Placer’s “Ready, Set, Prep” webpage, so that you can prepare your business for the inevitable return to reopening.

I would also like to take a moment to share my gratitude for the countless essential workers who have been on the front lines of this pandemic, and to for the city and county employees who are dedicated to our communities. Your resolve is great, and I am incredibly proud of your efforts and accomplishments throughout this crisis.

Warm Regards,

Supervisor Jim Holmes

Placer Supervisors seek permission to reopen Stage 3 businesses and access federal CARES funding, approve local antibody study

Board of Supervisors

Pointing to Placer County's success at flattening the COVID-19 curve and the proactive efforts of the local business community to prepare for safely reopening, the county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution to request permission from the state to move into Stage 3 of California's reopening roadmap.  Learn more...

Urgency ordinance temporarily relaxes rules to support retail and restaurants in Placer County

Urgency ordinance temporarily relaxes rules to support retail restaurants in PC

The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted this week to temporarily relax ordinances to support outdoor retail sales and outdoor dining areas in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more...

Placer County receives local variance to move further in Stage 2

Aimee Sisson

Placer County has been given the green light by the California Department of Public Health to begin moving further into Stage 2 of California's Roadmap to Modify the Stay-at-Home Order.   Learn more...

Truckee and North Lake Tahoe regional officials cancel upcoming Fourth of July events in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; deferring to the state order

Truckee NLT cancel Fourth of July events

Truckee and North Lake Tahoe regional officials announced that they have made the tough decision to cancel the annual Fourth of July fireworks shows in Donner Lake, Truckee, and the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Learn more...

Placer County to increase public counter services


Placer County will begin increasing its public counter services Monday, June 1, with precautionary measures in place to help protect residents and employees from the novel coronavirus.  Learn more...

Free COVID-19 Testing


No symptoms, no problem. Schedule your test today at a location near you: lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123.

Final Placer County Conservation Program released May 22

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In a major step forward for the proposed Placer County Conservation Program, its final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report was made publicly available on May 22, opening a 30-day Federal Register listing period that runs until June 22.  Learn more...

One thing I want to remind you of is to encourage every citizen in the county to sign up for PlacerAlert. This is a state-of-the-art community notification system to alert residents about emergency events and other important public safety information. This system enables us to call, text or email critical information to you quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods and yes wildfire evacuations. Please help us to help you and sign up for this emergency notification system. My hope is that this year’s wildfire season will come and go without incident, but for that to happen we must be united in our prevention efforts.

Placer County Board of Supervisors

Learn more about the Board of Supervisors, including information on upcoming Board of Supervisors meetings.

Learn more about Supervisor Jim Holmes. 

District 3 Municipal Advisory Councils (MACs)

There will be no MAC meetings in June, MAC meetings will not be held until social distancing orders implemented as a result of COVID0-19 have been lifted.

Please check our online MAC meeting calendar or contact the Board of Supervisors Office at (530)889-4010 for information on future meetings.


List of Active Projects

County Jobs

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