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This #PlacerLife photo, taken by @theejoshyb on Instagram, was captured in the Placer foothills.

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NOTE: The Bond Screening Committee meeting for Dec. 19 and Placer County Planning Commission meeting for Dec. 22 included in a previous send of this newsletter have both been canceled. 

Board of Supervisors honor retiring leaders


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Two iconic leaders retire from Placer County

A packed house of well-wishers this week honored District 2 Supervisor Robert Weygandt and Treasurer-Tax Collector Jenine Windeshausen, who were recognized with resolutions by the Board of Supervisors during the board’s last meeting of 2022. Weygandt, who served 28 years in office, is credited with having helped establish the Placer Legacy Program and the Placer County Conservation Program. He is also credited with working to develop the Sunset Area Plan in West Placer for job creation. Watch the following tribute video to learn more or watch the board presentation of his resolution. In honor of Weygant, the Doty Ravine Preserve, located northeast of Lincoln, has been renamed the Weygandt Doty Ravine Preserve.

Windeshausen is equally accomplished and is credited with having positioned the county for enduring financial success due to her sound counsel. She has gained a statewide reputation for her expertise in implementing creative public financing and was instrumental in founding Pioneer Community Energy. Her amazing contributions are listed in detail in a resolution by the Board of Supervisors.



Check it out: Free spot for winter snow play in Olympic Valley!

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The Olympic Valley Park, located at the entrance to Olympic Valley, is now open as a snow park! The park offers ample space to play, a plowed bike path that stretches from the park to Palisades Tahoe, free parking and public restrooms. See you there! Learn more

Forest sustainability

Placer awarded $2M grant to develop biomass facility in North Tahoe

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Placer has been awarded $2 million in grant funding to develop the Cabin Creek biomass facility in North Lake Tahoe. The proposed facility can create renewable energy by burning wood scrap - reducing fuel loads in our forests. Learn more

Community development

Placer Commerce Center to bring jobs, businesses to Sunset Area

Rendering of Placer Commerce Center

A major commercial-industrial business park targeting research and development firms, warehousing, distribution, e-commerce, flex spaces, light industrial and manufacturing businesses was approved by the Board of Supervisors. Read more


Stress is normal during the holidays but help is available

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It's perfectly normal when your holidays aren't merry and bright. Thank you to Gold Country Media for working with us to highlight some key local mental health resources and how to access them during this season. Learn more 




This week in Placer County history

dance-hall_crop.jpgThe Dec. 14, 1920, The Sacramento Bee front page headline shouted: “ROSEVILLE DANCE ROW CAUSED BY BATHING GIRLS; Petition Opposes Enactment of Ordinance Proposed by Club Women to Ban Dancing After Midnight.”

Several weeks prior to this a fight had broken out at a late-night dance in Roseville. The cause, some argued, was the fact that some women were dressed in bathing suits and wore “fleshling tights” (pantyhose). It was on Dec. 14 that the Roseville City trustees considered an ordinance proposed by the Roseville Women’s Improvement Club to ban dances after midnight in the city.

Dances were a popular social activity and in postwar America that popularity soared. Local bands were hired to play dances all over the region. Roseville was a railroad town and late-night dances were popular with shift workers in the railyards, especially those who didn’t get off work until 10 p.m. or midnight. The proposed ordinance inflamed the youth of the city as well as the rail workers. Together, they circulated a petition to fight against the proposed ban. In a moment reminiscent of the movie “Footloose” (that would open in Placer County 64 years later), the Roseville City trustees bowed to public pressure and the ordinance was not passed. Even the Women’s Improvement Club backtracked as their president later said she was against the ordinance, and only brought it forward because it was what the club wanted.

Photo: Dance Hall in Iowa Hill, c. 1900.

Fun things to do this week


Don’t miss the fun coming this next week in...

Roseville: 3rd Saturday Reception: Crocker-Kingsley
Auburn: Old Town Auburn Christmas, Auburn Symphony Ensemble, Santa’s Toy Chest, AST Presents: Jingle all the way, Winter Solstice Walk-Along Parade
North Lake Tahoe: The Alpenglow Sports Winter Speaker Series, Great Basin Carolers in the Village

...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!

Placer County Visitors' Bureau
North Lake Tahoe Resort Association
The Arts Council of Placer County
Placer Valley Tourism
Placer Wine Trail

Find current state COVID-19 guidance, along with local data and resources, here.



Upcoming public meetings and events

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CANCELED - Bond Screening Committee meeting, Dec. 19
West Placer Municipal Advisory Committee meeting, Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m. Information
CANCELED - Placer County Planning Commission, Dec. 22

To learn about other Placer County committees and commissions and current opportunities to serve your community click here.

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



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