June 2021 District 3 Newsletter

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Placer County District 3 Newsletter

June 2021

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At the May 11 Board of Supervisors meeting the Board approved a $79,789,777 contract for the design and construction of the Placer County Health and Human Service Center to be built at the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn. Learn more...

While the County will still provide services at the 1000 Sunset Boulevard facility in Rocklin, as well as in the Tahoe area, the new, long-overdue North Auburn facility will consolidate existing Health and Human Services (HHS) staff in a single location.

Currently, many HHS staff members are housed at the Government Center in North Auburn in the inadequate World War II barracks and the old state mental hospital wings, as well as several leased locations throughout the county.

The design for the Health and Human Service Center will provide a welcoming one-stop service center for clients in the mid-County area and will bring the six HHS divisions serving the area together under one roof, allowing for more interdivision collaboration and interaction. The selected design is a 142,000 square-foot two-story steel framed building with a glass and a pre-cast panel exterior. It will include enough carport-mounted photovoltaic panels to allow the building to be the County’s first Zero Net Energy facility, generating as much electricity as it consumes over the course of a year. The project will also feature a river-themed landscape entry, a play area for children, and an outdoor patio for visitors and employees. The building interiors will include a central lobby with a visitor management system, large training, and meeting spaces available for countywide use, naturally daylighted office space, and a common main circulation area to encourage employee collaboration.

The new facility is projected to break ground in early 2022 and to be completed in Fall 2023. 

Thank you to all of our dedicated Health and Human Services leaders and their amazing staff members who provide essential services to Placer County residents. Your commitment to your work provides countless benefits to members of our community and we greatly appreciate all you do.

Warm Regards,

Supervisor Jim Holmes

Placer County seeks community feedback to update Community Wildfire Protection Plan

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Placer County is seeking community feedback as part of its 2021 update to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan.  Learn more...

Placer County launches Redistricting Placer website; board approves timeline

Redistricting Placer

Placer County unveiled its new Redistricting Placer interactive website, placer.ca.gov/redistricting, at the May 11, 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting in Auburn - a roadmap for how residents can participate in redrawing Placer's supervisorial district boundaries to reflect population changes reported in the 2020 Census. Watch video and learn more...

Placer County names county civil engineer and Placer resident Dave Atkinson Assistant Director of the Office of Emergency Services

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Placer County has named county civil engineer and Placer Resident Dave Atkinson as the assistant director of the Office of Emergency Services to lead the county's emergency management program.   Learn more...

Cal Fire Suspends Burn Permits in Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties

Cal Fire

The increasing fire danger posed by the high volume of dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting Cal Fire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Nevada, Yuba, and Placer Counties.  Learn more...

Placer County offers free accessory home building plans

Accessory Homes

Placer County is now providing free building plans to homeowners interested in constructing an accessory home on their property, saving thousands in building costs, while helping to increase the county's stock of affordable housing.   Learn more...

PC Fair 2021

"MOOVING FORWARD TOGETHER"! The 2021 Placer County Fair is coming up June 24-27.  Learn more...


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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
July 13, 2021
6:00 PM

Newcastle/Ophir MAC
July 15, 2021
7:00 PM

Horseshoe Bar/Penryn MAC
July 27, 2021
6:00 PM (NEW TIME!)

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


List of Active Projects

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