December 2021 District 3 Newsletter

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Placer County District 3 Newsletter

December 2021

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Christmas Greetings from District 3

 I was grateful to enjoy Thanksgiving with my family this year. During our get-together I gave a blessing of thankfulness for my family’s health and good fortune.

Now as we enter the Christmas Holiday Season and the exchanging of gifts to friends, family, and co-workers my thoughts go out to those less fortunate; the homeless, foster children, those who struggle with mental illness and addiction, the list goes on and on. I am therefore grateful for all the non-profit organizations and service clubs who provide counseling, shelter, meals, rides for folks to medical appointments, school supplies for students, those who protect our animal friends in shelters or those in the wild and those who protect our open space and environment.

This is the time of year when our mailboxes receive requests from the many local non-profit organizations in Placer County. My request this month is to consider adding a local non-profit to your Christmas gift list. By doing so you will help these organizations continue to provide their much-needed services to our residents and promote healthy communities.

Sometimes we have difficulty choosing a gift for someone. One way that I provide a gift is to send a small check to a non-profit in the name of a friend or co-worker. If you are unable to donate cash to a local non-profit, you can give the gift of your time. Volunteering is a terrific way to help our non-profits and the need for volunteers is often greatest around the holidays. Non-profit organizations often post “Wish Lists” which make it easier to give a gift that you know how it will be used.

Please call Placer County’s 211 number if you need help finding the right organization to receive your donation.

In closing, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Supervisor Jim Holmes

Placer Board of Supervisors approves tentative map for supervisorial districts


At its November 30th meeting, the Placer County Board of Supervisors support a new supervisorial district map to reflect population growth as per 2020 Census data. The board voted 3-2 to tentatively approve map Alternative A, which was drawn by county staff based on input received over the preceding months of community meetings and public comments. Learn more...

Updated county disaster mitigation plan offers ways to reduce increasing wildfire, power shutoff risks


With natural disaster risks increasing, Placer County's updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, approved by the Board of Supervisors in November, offers a way forward to reduce the threat to lives and property while helping avoid costly disaster recovery expenses.   Learn more...

5 questions with Placer County Veteran Services Officer Derrick Oliveira

Derrick Oliveira

Veterans Day is a time to honor and thank the great women and men who have served in the military, protecting our great nation. There are approximately 27,000 veterans in Placer County, and the Placer County Veteran Services office stands ready to serve any veteran who walks through their door.  Learn more...

New Placer County Animal Services Center celebrates five years with animal adoption specials

Animal Services Center Pet Adoptions

Throughout December, Placer County Animal Services Center celebrates five years at its new animal center. With the help from generous donors, the center will be offer $5 adoptions among other specials.  Learn more...


If you have not yet done so, take a moment to sign up for PlacerAlert. Placer Alert notifies residents about emergency events and other important public safety information via phone call, text or email. Please help us to help you by signing up to receive these important alerts. 


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
January 11, 2022
6:00 p.m.

Newcastle/Ophir MAC
January 20, 2022 
7:00 p.m.

Horseshoe Bar/Penryn MAC
January 25, 2022
6:00 p.m.

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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