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The Mountain Mandarin Festival is here!


Kick off Placer County’s bountiful citrus season with the Mountain Mandarin Festival happening Nov. 19-21 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. The festival offers visitors tasty citrus, from fresh fruit samples offered by local growers, products such as mandarin-infused olive oils, balsamic vinegar, barbecue sauces, jams, jellies and much more. Learn more

PlacerGROWN farmers’ markets are your best bet for Thanksgiving fixings

Farmers Market

Fill your holiday table with locally grown produce and other goodies available at certified PlacerGROWN farmers’ markets and farm stands in Placer County. Don’t forget to include the wide variety of award-winning local wines and ales in your fall festivities! Plan your menu

Take a virtual tour of Placer’s agricultural bounty

Rice Harvest

The Placer County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office has launched its Placer County Agriculture Story Map, an interactive online tool to explore current and historical information about agriculture in Placer County. The story map explores vegetables, citrus, nuts, farm breweries, wineries and more. Explore the map

Do you feel your community needs better internet service?


View a new, interactive map of how many residents in your neighborhood have completed the 2021 Internet Service Survey. Do you see your community represented? The more respondents we receive from a given community, the better we can advocate for investment where you live to improve your internet service. Take the survey

Placer recycles today, and every day (yes, that includes you)!

Cabin creek

Earlier this week, we celebrated America Recycles Day. Did you know, Placer recycles for you? With our One Big Bin program, we sort out all possible recyclables for you! Learn how

Nov. 20 is National Adoption Day

Auburn Courthouse

Across the country, National Adoption Day is celebrated every Nov. 20, when adoptive families are recognized, celebrated and some foster families finalize the adoption process. Each year, Placer has an average of 150 children in foster care. This Adoption Day, 10 Placer families will finalize their adoptions. Meet some of the families 

RECAP: Advisory Redistricting Commission meeting

Redistricting Placer

On Nov. 10, the Advisory Redistricting Commission voted to recommend four supervisorial redistricting alternative maps to our Board of Supervisors to consider for final approval. Learn more about the maps, watch past commission meetings and submit your feedback by visiting our Redistricting website and mark for your calendars for the board’s Nov. 30 meeting to consider the final alternatives. Learn more

WATCH: Keeping Placer elections fair and transparent

Ryan Ronco

A huge thank you to our election day volunteers and of course our Elections Office team: Their dedication to facilitating a fair election is unsurpassed. Don't just take our word for it. Check out this presentation by our Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters Ryan Ronco at this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting about the extensive measures in place to ensure the integrity of the Sept. 14 California Gubernatorial Recall Election (and all other elections). Watch video

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

Updated county disaster mitigation plan

What can we do about increasing natural disaster risks in Placer County? There’s a plan for that. From forest health to power shutoffs, to drought preparation, our updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, approved this week by our Board of Supervisors, looks at ways agencies throughout the county are making smart investments to reduce risk to lives and property and avoid even higher costs for disaster recovery.
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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

Planning Commission - Special meeting, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. Information
Canceled - Newcastle/Ophir Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Nov. 18
Tahoe Basin Design Review Committee meeting, Nov. 23, 4 p.m. Information
Placer County offices CLOSED for Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 25-26

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

Upcoming community events

Don’t miss the fun coming this next week in...

Auburn: STAC’s Golden Age Of Radio Theater
North Lake Tahoe: Holly Arts Fair
Roseville: Friday Flicks In Roseville, Holiday Artisan Faire, Roseville’s Sylvia Besana Holiday Parade

...and many Placer County Library and Placer County Museum events.

Visit our regional partners to discover more of the fun happening right here in Placer County!

To preserve critical infrastructure that serves all, including hospitals, on Aug. 25, Placer County Public Health issued a warning advising residents regardless of vaccination status to use high-quality masks in indoor public settings to protect against the Delta variant.

For current state guidance around events and other activities, please click here. Local COVID-19 information will continue to be available on the Public Health website, including a roundup of upcoming community vaccine clinics.

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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