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Growth within the RIver Fire burn scar in Colfax. Image of a growing plant

Photo of the week

This image shows new growth within the River Fire burn scar in Colfax. Resident Andre Ballowe sent us this photo and has titled it “A New Dawn at the River Fire.”

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🎄Get your perfect Christmas tree in Placer County this season🎄

People cutting their tree for Christmas

As we head into the holiday season, now is the perfect time to pick up your perfect tree! Whether it is from a local tree farm, or getting a permit to cut one down yourself, you’ve got great options to keep this holiday tradition local. Explore our new virtual “Tour of Placer County Agriculture” to learn more about Christmas trees grown right here in Placer County! Learn more

Matt Maynard to replace retiring Placer County Assessor Kristen Spears

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Longtime Placer County Assessor’s Office manager Matthew Maynard will replace retiring Assessor Kristen Spears in January following his unanimous appointment this week by our Board of Supervisors. Learn more

Tentative map for supervisorial districts approved

RD Map

At its Nov. 30 meeting, our Board of Supervisors supported 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

Animal Services celebrates five years at new facility with $5 adoptions 

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Animal Services moved to its new Auburn facility in 2016 and has proudly served 12,410 pets since then. The center’s increased capacity allows our Animal Services team to house approximately 80% more dogs and 75% more cats than its previous facility. The center is now offering $5 adoptions during December to celebrate its anniversary! Learn more

Drunk driving goes up 50% during the holidays

DUI warning during the holidays

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. To help keep us all safe, the Placer District Attorney’s Office has launched its “Friends Don’t Let Friends DUI” campaign. Remember, a safe ride is just a click away! Learn more

All vaccine doses available at our community clinic in Roseville

Vaccine clinic in Maidu

COVID-19 vaccine appointments for all doses, brands and ages, including 5-11 year olds, will be offered through the entire month of December at the Placer County Public Health COVID-19 community clinic at the Maidu Community Center at 1550 Maidu Drive in Roseville. Appointments required (search by zip code 95661). Schedule an appointment

Would you like to see improved internet service in your community?

Internet Service Survey

Help Placer advocate for improving internet service where you live or run a business in the county. By providing your information through a quick survey, data will help us identify communities that need improved broadband infrastructure. Take the survey

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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

Foresthill Forum (virtual), Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Information
Board of Supervisors meeting, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. Information
Planning Commision meeting, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. Information
Eastern Placer County town hall meeting (virtual), Dec. 9, 6 p.m. Information

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...

Roseville: Roseville Tree GroveSanta’s Workshop
Lincoln: Lincoln Hometown Christmas
Auburn: 11th Annual Walk To Stock The Auburn Food Closet, Placer Wine Trail’s “Holidays In The Hills”, Downtown Auburn Central Square Tree Lighting, STAC’s Golden Age Of Radio Theater, Nicholson Van Altena Holiday Open Studio, Festival Of Lights Parade 2021
North Lake Tahoe: Holly Arts Fair

...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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