Placer County moves into purple tier

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Placer County now in purple tier

Purple tier

With COVID-19 cases surging in California, the governor announced this week that Placer County along with most other California counties has moved backward in the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy reopening framework. Placer County is now in the purple tier, with increased restrictions now in effect. Learn more

Give the gift of health this holiday season


Outdoor firepits, staying the length of 'six turkeys' apart, and masks – if you choose to gather with others this holiday season, these are some simple steps that can help reduce the risk of COVID-19. Give the gift of health this holiday season! Learn more

County gives back to business and nonprofit community

Impact grants

We have invested over $9 million this year to help our small businesses and nonprofits impacted by
COVID-19. Through Placer Shares Impact Grants, we have an additional $5 million available to fund business anchors and our critical nonprofit safety net programs that provide mental health services, food insecurity aid and housing assistance. Watch video

County acquires Tahoe motel as part of ‘Project Homekey’

Project homekey

Last week, Placer County completed purchase of the 7 Pines Motel in Kings Beach, a 14-unit motel that will be converted into permanent supportive housing to support those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the North Tahoe region. Learn more

Burn ban lifted for Placer County

Fire burning

CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit has lifted their burn ban. Friendly reminder: While the burn ban is lifted, safety restrictions are still in place. If you burn in your backyard, be sure to cover the burn piles until burn day so the wood stays dry. This will ensure the wood is easier to light, will burn hotter and produce less smoldering smoke! Also, be aware of your local burn permit requirements. Learn more

Forest Service closes Tahoe recreation areas for winter

Forest snow

The Forest Service has begun closing recreational facilities for the winter season. Seasonal closures apply to many National Forest recreation sites in the Lake Tahoe Basin including beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas and forest roads. Learn more

Drive safe this winter with these tips

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Keep you and your loved ones safe with these simple driving tips from the California Highway Patrol. Whether there is rain, fog, or snow it is always important to stay prepared! 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

CANCELED - Newcastle/Ophir Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Nov. 19
CANCELED - Horseshoe Bar/Penryn Municipal Advisory Council meeting,
Nov. 24
CANCELED - Planning Commission meeting, Nov. 26
Placer County Offices CLOSED for Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 26
Placer County Offices CLOSED for Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 27

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

Upcoming community events

When people from different households mix, this increases the risk of transmission of COVID-19. The safest gatherings are virtual. Before attending an event, consider whether it meets the California Department of Public Health’s guidance for the prevention of COVID-19 transmission.

County-wide: Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Drive-thru breakfast, Placer Artists Virtual Studio TourArt Studio Trek “Art & Chocolate” Online Tour, (Virtual) Mountain Mandarin Festival
Roseville: Tree lighting ceremony (virtual)

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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