February 2020 District 3 Newsletter

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Placer County District 3 Newsletter

February 2020


2020 Census is coming. Can Placer County count on you?

It’s the beginning of a new decade, time again to be counted by the U.S. Census Bureau, and help shape the future of Placer County.

Beginning in mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census.

The census is important because the results are used to determine how much funding local communities receive for key public services and how many seats each state gets in Congress.

Results also help determine how over $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states, cities and counties each year.

Your participation can impact your community because funding is allocated based on census results, and that money can be used to build new schools and roads, secure funding for hospitals and fire departments, and much more.

The census is also an important tool in making choices that help our local economy to thrive. The census collects valuable data to assist businesses with making informed decisions on where to open new stores, where to expand operations and which products and services to offer.

The census plays an important role in our democracy, too. The U.S. Constitution requires that electoral districts be periodically adjusted or redrawn for population shifts. Each decade the census reveals where populations have risen or fallen.

Did you know that for every person missed in the census the county loses $10,000 in federal funding over a ten-year-period? The county would lose $1 million if 100 people miss taking the census.

Luckily the process to be counted is simple, safe and secure. Beginning in mid-March, you can take the census online, by mail or over the phone. The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential.

For those that do not take the census, the Census Bureau will begin visiting homes to help make sure everyone is counted.

You can get involved with the 2020 Census, too. Visit www.PlacerCounts.org to receive updates about local census activities and volunteer activities.

Warm Regards,

Supervisor Jim Holmes

Placer amends impact fee schedules for smaller accessory dwelling units


New state laws aimed at increasing the supply of affordable housing are being implemented in Placer County, reducing the cost and regulatory requirements for residents to build accessory or junior accessory dwelling units on their property. Learn more...

Placer County accepting applications for District Attorney appointment

District Attorney Appointment

Applications are now being accepted for the recently vacated Placer County District Attorney position.  Learn more...

Supervisors approve first-ever Placer County Sustanability Plan


The Placer County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved the first-ever Placer County Sustainability Plan - a road map to meet California's greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and reduce the county's vulnerability to climate risks like worsening wildfire severity. Learn more...

Placer County unveils its newly redesigned county flag

PC Flag unveiling

A newly redesigned county flag was officially unveiled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The redesign incorporates the popular branding and design elements of Placer County's logo and color palette, which were adopted in 2015 and have become strongly associated with this region.  Learn more...

Free tax preparation for eligible families

Free Tax Preparation

For the fourth year, Placer County Health and Human Services will provide free tax assistance to eligible individuals and families, in cooperation with the IRS and United Way, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.  Learn more...

Walk-in clinics help more than 150 veterans with benefits

Woman talking with man

At Placer County’s first-ever Veterans Services ‘blitz’ events, veterans from across the county received walk-in support from the Veterans Services Office in filing claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Learn more...

One thing I want to remind you of is to encourage every citizen in the county to sign up for PlacerAlert. This is a state-of-the-art community notification system to alert residents about emergency events and other important public safety information. This system enables us to call, text or email critical information to you quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods and yes wildfire evacuations. Please help us to help you and sign up for this emergency notification system. My hope is that this year’s wildfire season will come and go without incident, but for that to happen we must be united in our prevention efforts.

Placer County Board of Supervisors

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 (MACs)

MAC meetings are sometimes cancelled. Please verify meeting dates by visiting online calendar or contacting the Board of Supervisors Office at (530)889-4010.

North Auburn MAC
March 10, 2020
6:00 PM

Newcastle/Ophir MAC
March 19, 2020
7:00 PM

Horseshoe Bar/Penryn MAC
March 24, 2020
7:00 PM

List of Active Projects

County Jobs

A link to this newsletter is available. Learn more...