New grant program approved to help small businesses, nonprofits

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This #PlacerLife photo, taken by @jlwxthomason on Instagram, was captured at the Foresthill Bridge. Our rivers are beautiful and inviting right now but also dangerous - so be sure to wear a life jacket in and around the water. Even slow-moving water can hide hazards.

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New grant program approved for business, nonprofit COVID-19 expenses

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted this week to set aside $8 million of the county’s federal CARES Act funding to establish a new grant program that would reimburse local businesses and nonprofits for a portion of their eligible COVID-19 expenses. The program is expected to roll out by the end of summer. Read more

Curbside pick up now available at Auburn Library

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Book lovers rejoice! The Placer County Library now offers curbside service at the Auburn Library. Library cardholders will be able to pick up materials 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and return materials weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Auburn Library at 350 Nevada Street. Read more


Placer budget prioritizes public health and safety

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors on June 24 approved the county's annual budget with emphasis on public health and safety. Read more

New Sacramento State campus in south Placer moves forward

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We’re excited to share that our Board of Supervisors formally entered into an agreement this week to bring the California State University Sacramento campus, Sacramento State Placer Center, to south Placer County - a massive game changer for our region and future! Read more

New rules approved for wineries and farm breweries

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Winery and farm brewery agribusinesses in Placer County get a boost with a new ordinance update while preserving our county’s rural heritage. Read more

Hidden Fall Regional Park to close during extreme fire weather

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Be sure to check Hidden Falls Regional Park’s status before your next visit. Starting July 1, we will close public access to the park in North Auburn when extreme fire weather conditions are present. The new protocol is anticipated to remain in effect through the fall when California’s wildfire risk is at its greatest. Read more

Fireworks are banned in Placer County

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Fireworks pose a major danger to California’s safety. Many serious injuries occur nationwide due to the careless handling of fireworks. Although the use of “safe and sane” fireworks is allowed within the city limits of Rocklin and Roseville, all types of fireworks are illegal within remaining areas of Placer County and their use is punishable by law. Learn more

We're entering peak fire season

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CAL FIRE NEU Unit Chief / Placer County Fire Department Chief Brian Estes provides a peak fire season update for the coming months. Learn more about what peak fire season means, how fire agencies are increasing resources to meet the season demand and why it is important to learn how to be prepared for this new phase in the season. Watch video

PG&E presentation on Community Wildfire Safety Program

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PG&E representative Brandon Sanders addressed the Placer County Board of Supervisors this week to share the company's plans for its Community Wildfire Safety Program, including future public safety power shutoffs. Watch video

Preparing for hot weather

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With more hot weather in the forecast, we encourage everyone to visit our Ready Placer website for more tips on how to prepare for the heat. 

Hi-Lo means go!

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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office Hi-Lo siren was installed in patrol units last year to be used during emergency evacuations. This sound is different than the traditional police siren — it will only be used in an area that is in danger because of a fire, chemical spill, flood or other hazard. If you hear the Hi-Lo siren, it’s time to evacuate. Learn more 

Know before you go to North Lake Tahoe

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As we begin to venture out again, please remember to be a responsible traveler. To prepare for the most seamless experience, the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureau has put together some tips to “know before you go.” Learn more

Prioritizing economic investment in North Lake Tahoe

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Our Board of Supervisors this week voted to contract again with the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association to promote responsible reopening of tourism and support business in the region. They also provided direction on a potential lodging tax incentive program to help spur more environmentally-beneficial redevelopment in North Lake Tahoe. Learn 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

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

Upcoming community events

State public health guidance directs all non-essential gatherings to be postponed or canceled until further notice. Learn more

PlacerGROWN farmers’ markets are still taking place following physical distancing direction from health authorities. Learn more

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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