February 2021 District 3 Newsletter

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Placer County District 3 Newsletter

February 2021

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Welcome to February 2021!

I would like to begin this month’s message by introducing the new District 3 Planning Commissioner, Anthony DeMattei. Anthony lives in Rocklin and has been a Placer County resident for 25 years. He is the father of 15-year-old twins, son Nico and daughter Bella, who proudly attend Del Oro High School.

Anthony received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and he is proud to carry on his family’s legacy of farming in Northern California.  After graduating from college Anthony was a farmer in Sutter and Yuba counties as an owner and operator of D&D Farms LP in Yuba City. He currently serves on their Board of Directors.

In 2018 Anthony purchased Highland Orchard in Penryn from the Aguilar family, who were long time mandarin growers, and he has since expanded the operation by adding a new refrigeration unit and a new barn for equipment storage.

Anthony is a member of the Placer County Farm Bureau and he serves on the Agricultural Advisory Committees of both Placer High School and Sierra College.

I am pleased to have Anthony represent District 3 on the Placer County Planning Commission. I believe his business background and commitment to local agriculture will benefit Placer County’s efforts to ensure balanced use of our land and resources.

Please join me in welcoming Anthony DeMattei.

In other Planning Commission news, former District 3 appointee Richard “Rich” Johnson now serves as the Board of Supervisors appointment to the Planning Commission as the At Large, West of the Sierra Crest Commissioner. Rich is a seasoned Planning Commission member and does a great job representing Placer County. I am pleased he will continue to serve on the Planning Commission in this capacity.

One of the several boards and committees I serve on is the Auburn Area Salvation Army Advisory Board. The Advisory Board was concerned that our major holiday fundraiser, the Red Kettle Program, would suffer as a result of fewer volunteer bell ringers and kettle locations due to COVID-19.   I am happy to report that thanks to volunteers who committed to ringing the bell on multiple occasions and local service clubs, particularly Auburn Rotary clubs and several churches, whose members volunteered for an entire week, the 2020 Red Kettle Season donations totaled nearly $75,000, a 38% increase over 2019! This allowed the Salvation Army to provide Christmas gifts to more than 500 children and 400 food boxes to families and seniors.

Thank you to all the businesses that sponsored kettles and to our generous community that made the 2020 Kettle Season the best ever!

Warm Regards,

Supervisor Jim Holmes

Placer County District Attorney's Office launches its premier citizens academy

PC DA Office

The Placer County District Attorney's Office has officially launched its premier citizens academy with applications to open in early February.  Learn more...

Three Placer County Supervisors take the oath of office

D3 D4 D5 Swearing in Jan 2021

A swearing-in ceremony was held on January 12th for three Placer County Supervisors, including newly elected Supervisor Suzanne Jones.  Learn more...

Placer County Civil Service Commission seeks applicants


Applications are currently being accepted to fill a vacant seat on the Placer County Civil Service Commission. The commission regulates the employment and working conditions of Placer County employees and oversees hiring and promotions. It is the responsibility of the commission to promote the values of public service.  Learn more...

Limited supply of vaccines now available to older adults in Phase 1B

COVID Vaccine

Public and private vaccine administration partners in Placer County are now offering COVID-19 vaccines in extremely limited supply to residents over the age of 65.  Learn more...

Placer County welcomes Planning Commission appointments


The Placer County Board of Supervisors appointed four county residents to serve on the Placer County Planning Commission. 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...


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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. 


District 3 Municipal Advisory Councils (MAC's)

North Auburn MAC
March 9, 2021 (pending)
6:00 PM

Newcastle/Ophir MAC
March 18, 2021 (pending) 7:00 p.m.

Horseshoe Bar/Penryn MAC
March 23, 2021
7:00 PM

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


List of Active Projects

County Jobs

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