July 2021 District 3 Newsletter

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Placer County District 3 Newsletter

July 2021

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Summer is here, and with the loosening of many Covid 19 restrictions that means connecting with family and friends in the ways we have not been able to for nearly a year and a half.

Summer weather brings summer fun, and we have plenty of that here in Placer County. As we celebrate our nation’s independence on the Fourth of July, I am grateful that we can attend pancake breakfasts, BBQ’s, neighborhood gatherings, and one of my favorites, the Fourth of July parade.

We are also able to gather once again with our loved ones to share difficult times at memorial services and celebrations of life for those we have lost, and to celebrate life’s exciting milestones such as weddings and graduations. We can reconnect with old friends and make plans with new ones. We can finally begin to look ahead.

As we move into the 2021-2022 fiscal year, Placer County is well positioned to handle any challenges that come before us as a result of several years of prudent fiscal management by the Board of Supervisors.

The Board is in discussions with county staff regarding the $77 million funding from the American Rescue Plan and you can be sure that any appropriation of those dollars will be spent wisely for the benefit of all Placer County taxpayers.

I hope you will have many opportunities to enjoy the summer with family and friends here in Placer County!

Warm Regards,

Supervisor Jim Holmes

Final county budget approved


The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday, June 22 to approve a balance budget of $1,024,477,507 for the next fiscal year - 0.4% increase from last year's final budget of $1,020,071,376.  Learn more...

Housing Development Advisory Taskforce members appointed by Placer County Board of Supervisors

Affordable Housing

Affordable housing in Placer County has nine new champions today, with the county Board of Supervisors voting unanimously to appoint the members of its new Housing Development Advisory Taskforce.  Learn more...

Heritage Trail museum tour returns for summer fun in Placer County

Bernhard Museum

Placer County Museums is excited to welcome everyone back to the Heritage Trail Museums Tour, with museums throughout Placer County offering free admission on select dates all summer.   Learn more...

Join PCTPA/ALUC in a workshop to discuss the airport land use compatibility plan updates for the Auburn and Lincoln Airports


The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA)/Placer County Airport Land Use commission (ALUC) is hosting two virtual community workshops this summer to discuss the updated Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans for the Auburn and Lincoln airports. Learn more...

Placer renews CAL FIRE / Placer County Fire Department contract in a three-year agreement

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution this week authorizing a $38.9 million, three-year contract with CAL FIRE, which provides full-service fire, rescue and medical response to nearly one-third of the county.  Learn more...

After pandemic lull, resurgence in shelter’s kitten intakes generates need for foster families

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Since the beginning of the year, Placer County Animal Services has taken in 260 kittens, an increase of nearly 25% compared to the previous year to date. Learn More...

Supervisor Holmes attends Placer County Fair and ribbon cutting ceremony

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Supervisor Holmes enjoys the Placer County Fair with the Kennedy family of Penryn: Rick, Jacque, Addilyn, and Payton.

The Placer County Fair returned the last weekend in June at the Grounds event center in Roseville, shortly after most Covid restrictions in California were lifted. As we begin to move forward from what has been a challenging 15 months for everyone, Placer County residents gathered for a few fun-filled days to celebrate the amazing community we call home. Supervisor Holmes attended the ribbon cutting ceremony along with other esteemed members of the community to welcome Placer County residents back after a long year of masks and social distancing.

From carnival rides to the Placer County Rib Cook-Off, there was something for the whole family to enjoy all weekend long. Undeterred by the high temperatures, residents flocked to the many booths set up throughout the fair, attended the All-Alaskan pig races, visited the livestock, and enjoyed live music and cold beverages. The 2021 Placer County Fair was full of fun and laughter all weekend long, and was a perfect way for residents to take a first step in moving forward after the difficult year we’ve all had.

Submitted by District 3 Student Intern, Anne Lillis


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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 (Virtual)
6:00 PM

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

Horseshoe Bar/Penryn MAC
July 27, 2021 (cancelled)
6:00 PM 

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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