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New chair takes helm of the Board of Supervisors

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The Board of Supervisors has seated a new board chair. District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson took the helm during the first meeting of the new year replacing District 2 Supervisor Robert Weygandt as part of the annual rotation. We spoke with Supervisor Gustafson to learn more about her goals as chair of the board. Watch video

Latest COVID-19 update looks at omicron and testing in our community

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In our latest in-depth COVID-19 update from Public Health's epidemiology team, we look at recent vaccination trends and the role of rapid testing in reducing COVID-19 transmission. We also review what we know – and don't yet know – about the rapid, recent rise in COVID cases in our community. Read report

Free COVID boosters and testing available in Roseville & Truckee

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Free COVID-19 boosters and vaccines are available throughout Placer, including at our community clinic in Roseville. Schedule an appointment today at MyTurn.ca.gov to protect yourself against COVID variants.

Free COVID-19 testing is also available weekdays, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., in Roseville at the Maidu Activity Center at 1960 Johnson Ranch Drive and Truckee at the Old Gateway Center at 10990 Donner Pass Road (closed Dec. 31). Appointments can be scheduled online at https://lhi.care/start. Test results should be made available in about 48 hours. Rapid testing is not available at these testing sites at this time. Schedule appointment

How do you use the library?

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Let us know! We would like to hear how you use (or don’t use) our libraries and what you’d like to see. We’ll be hosting a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Jan. 24 and all community members are invited. Learn more

Help us help you! Take our website feedback survey today.

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We are currently evaluating potential updates to the Placer County website. Your input is vital in order to make the most informed decisions. Please take a few minutes to complete our website feedback survey. Take survey

Placer protects 336,000 acre-feet of groundwater

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Our Board of Supervisors this week approved a multi-agency plan to protect 336,000 acre-feet of groundwater in portions of western Placer. The goal of the plan is to avoid depletion of the resource and maintain groundwater levels for those that need it most like our farmers and residential well users. Read more

Help shape wildfire mitigation in your community

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We have extended the application period for three open positions on the Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council until Jan. 21. The council represents Colfax, Secret Town, Alpine Meadows, Weimar, Applegate, Clipper Gap, Eden Valley, Alta and Dutch Flat. The recent storms are a reminder of the challenges we face living in and around our wildlands. These councils serve to provide guidance, coordination and feedback to address these challenges. Learn more

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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

Placer County offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 17
CANCELED - West Placer Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 19
Newcastle-Ophir Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. Details

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...

Rocklin: 4th Annual Placer County MLK Day Celebration

...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 Jan. 4, Placer County Public Health extended its health warning advising residents regardless of vaccination status to use high-quality masks in indoor public settings to protect against the Delta and Omicron variants.

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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