November 2021 District 3 Newsletter

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Placer County District 3 Newsletter

November 2021

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One of the many reasons we live in Placer County is that we enjoy the four seasons; one of my favorites is Autumn, when the weather starts to cool off. So far this Autumn has not disappointed, and after months of drought, late October brought us some much-needed rain. It is refreshing to see green grass growing in our parched open spaces, particularly my lawn.

This summer we enjoyed the vast variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables that are sold at Farmers Markets from Roseville to Tahoe City, including juicy tomatoes, sweet peaches, and hearty squashes and root vegetables, as well as locally sourced grass-fed beef, pork, and lamb. Placer Grown Executive Director, Carol Arnold oversees the markets and ensures that they are operated according to proper state and county regulations. Thank you, Carol!

There are more than 100 farms and ranches throughout Placer County, including more than 20 wineries and several breweries. There are also more than 80 mandarin growers spread among the foothills. Placer County has a very favorable climate for growing citrus fruit. The warm fall days and the cool fall nights are just right, and it is exciting to see the lemons, oranges and mandarins turn color this time of year. Mandarin growers are telling me that their crop will be ready for the popular Mandarin Festival held at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn the week before Thanksgiving.       Click here to learn more...

Placer County owes a large debt of gratitude to Joanne Neft for keeping Placer County agriculture on the map. Joanne planted the seeds for our Farmers Markets and encouraging Placer County farmers to grow mandarin crops that have become the best in the state. Thank you Joanne!

Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy Holiday Season!

Supervisor Jim Holmes

Placer County launches annual Internet Service Survey for residents and businesses

County of Placer

Placer County has launched its 2021 Internet Service Survey to help identify communities where internet service is inadequate and broadband infrastructure improvements need to be made.

The 2021 Internet Service Survey will gauge how Placer residents and business owners use the internet and rate the quality of their service. The survey is also intended to help identify unserved and underserved communities. Learn more...

Placer County awards Wave Broadband $500,000 Last Mile Broadband Grant

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors awarded Astound Broadband LLC, dba Wave Broadband a $500,000 "Last Mile Broadband Grant" to expand high-speed internet service to the county's rural communities.  Learn more...

Volunteers needed for tax assistance program

Free tax preparation

Looking to make a difference and give back to the community? Placer County's Free Tax Prep program is currently seeking volunteers for the 2022 tax season.  Learn more...

Growing number of student wellness centers, through grant-funded partnership, support mental health on campus

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When Sarah Riddle's son was threatened at school, she was reassured by staff that they had taken steps to ensure his safety and that there were resources to help him navigate through his fear and trauma.  Learn more...

Historic Auburn Courthouse Reroof

Auburn Courthouse reroof

A new roof has been install on the historic courthouse in Auburn. A historic consultant was brought into the project to advise the contractor.  Placer County is dedicated to the preservation of this historic building for generations to come.  Watch video

Placer County Redistricting Commission to hold its next public meeting November 4

Redistricting Placer

The Placer County Advisory Redistricting Commission is hosting its next public meeting before presenting its recommendation to the Placer County Board of Supervisors on November 30th. 

The placer County Advisory Redistricting Commission, which is set to consider amendments to the boundaries of the county's five supervisorial districts by the end of this year, will host a public meeting at 6:05 p.m. on November 4th at the Community Development Resource Center in North Auburn.  Learn more...

Auburn Project Lifesaver

Natasha Stevens,
Health Education Program Coordinator II
Placer County Healthy Brain Initiative
Placer County HHS | Public Health

In partnership with the Placer County Healthy Brain Initiative, Auburn Police Department is excited to announce that they have recently implemented Project Lifesaver to better support residents living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias and their care partners. This effort is a part of a collaborative effort to increase community supports to create dementia-friendly communities within Placer County.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disorder that damages and eventually destroys brain cells, leading to a loss of memory, thinking, and other brain functions. It is common for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia to wander, become lost, or confused about their location. Wandering can occur at any stage of the disease, and six in 10 people living with dementia will wander at least once, and many do so repeatedly. While it is common, wandering can be dangerous, even life-threatening, and the stress of this risk weighs heavily on caregivers and family.

Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program that will be operated by Auburn Police Department. The program is designed for “at risk” individuals prone to wandering and strategically combines state of the art locating technologies, innovative search and rescue methods, and community policing courses that educate first responders about cognitive disorders. Search times for certified Project Lifesaver agencies have been reduced from hours, potentially days, down to minutes. Recovery times utilizing this technology average about 30 minutes, which is 95% less time that standard operations without Project Lifesaver.

This program will be provided at no cost for those living in Auburn. Qualifying residents will be fitted with a bracelet that will allow law enforcement to quickly locate them should they become lost.

To learn more about the program, or to enroll a loved one, please visit the Auburn Police Department website.

To learn more about the Placer County Healthy Brain Initiative or Placer County resources to support those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, visit:



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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
November 9, 2021
6:00 p.m.

Newcastle/Ophir MAC
November  18, 2021 
7:00 p.m.

Horseshoe Bar/Penryn MAC
November 16, 2021
6:00 p.m.
!Updated location!
PC BOS Chambers
175 Fulweiler Avenue
Auburn, Ca

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


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