January 2021 District 3 Newsletter

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Placer County District 3 Newsletter

January 2021

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January 2021 D3 Newsletter Greeting

 Welcome to 2021! I know I am not alone in happily bidding farewell to 2020 and the many challenges it has brought us. In looking back though, I am inspired by the good work Placer County was able to accomplish despite the many obstacles of the past ten months.

From the beginning of the pandemic the Board of Supervisors made it a priority to continue county operations to the best of our ability in a safe manner. As a result, the Board of Supervisors approved several major projects and programs that have been in the works for years, including the Placer County Conservation Plan, the Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance, and the launch of 211 Placer. The Board also approved updates to the Tahoe Basin Area Plan that address housing, the Winery and Farm Brewery Ordinance and we celebrated the groundbreaking for Mercy Housing at the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn. These projects bring improved services and programs to Placer County as well as increased public safety, much needed housing, and economic opportunities. I am proud of the accomplishments of our staff and the Board of Supervisors during these difficult times.

As we move into 2021 the Board of Supervisors welcomes Supervisor Suzanne Jones to the Board. Supervisor Jones was elected in March to represent District 4, the seat previously held by Kirk Uhler since 2007. I am looking forward to serving with Supervisor Jones, who has been an active member of her community and the county for many years. I also want to thank Supervisor Uhler for his commitment to Placer County over the years and his dedication to ensuring the County’s fiscal stability. Although we did not always agree, I feel honored to have worked along side him in making Placer County a great place to live and work.

I think we can all agree that 2020 is one year we are happy to put behind us. We were only three months into 2020 when we began to feel the impacts of COVID-19 and we continue to feel the social, economic, and emotional effects of the virus today. It has had horrible impacts on so many in our community, and to those who have lost loved ones to this virus I extend my most sincere condolences.

I am looking to 2021 with hope for a better year. We have seen examples over the past year of how much human beings can come together to support one another during difficult times, and I hope we see more of that humanity in the future. I am also encouraged that the vaccine has been developed and is currently being administered to targeted groups. These vaccines will also be available to the general public in the coming months.

Please stay positive and let us all greet the New Year with a renewed appreciation for the simple things in life.  Remember we will all get through this together.

Warm Regards,

Supervisor Jim Holmes

Placer Conservation Authority seeks members for advisory committee

Placer Conservation Authority seeks members for advisory committee

The Placer Conservation Authority, which is responsible for overseeing implementation of the Placer County Conservation Program, is inviting interested stakeholders to apply for one of 12 positions on the PCCP Advisory Committee. Learn more...

Placer County drafting a countywide road safety plan, seeks public feedback

Roadway safety plan

Placer County is seeking community feedback to help with the development of a new countywide safety plan for roadway users. Learn more...

New survey asks veterans how Placer Veterans Services can better serve them

Veteran pic

The Placer County Veterans Services Office is developing a strategic plan to better serve local veterans and is asking Placer County's active duty service members and veterans for their input.  Learn more...

Redevelopment plans for Placer Government Center campus can proceed after legal petition to stop them denied

PCGC Campus

The Placer County Superior Court denied a petition against the Placer County Government Center Master Plan update, allowing redevelopment plans for the campus in North Auburn to proceed.  Learn more...

Volunteers needed for tax assistance program

Volunteers needed for tax assistance program

Looking to make a difference and give back to the community during this unprecedented time? Placer County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is currently seeking volunteers for the 2021 tax season. Learn more...

Placer PROTECT launces new fraud alert effort; will discuss senior citizen scams in new video series

Placer Protect video series

The Placer County District Attorney's Office Placer PROTECT team has launched a new effort to educate senior citizens on scams affecting their communities.   Learn more...

Placer Health announces pediatric flu death

Dr Oldham

Placer County Public Health notified that a school-aged Placer County child recently died from complications of influenza, the first pediatric flu death in California this season. The child had underlying health conditions, which did not include COVID-19.  Learn more...


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

Learn more about Supervisor Jim Holmes. 


There will be no District 3 MAC meetings in January.  

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

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