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Are you prepared for the upcoming storms?

Another round of powerful winter weather is set to hit Placer County tomorrow into next week, which includes a winter storm warning for the west slope of the northern Sierra Nevada. Our Ready Placer Dashboard is your one-stop hub for information and resources including weather alerts, current incidents, sandbag locations, road conditions, highway cameras and more. Learn more

  • On Tuesday our Board of Supervisors ratified the county’s proclamation of a local emergency, requesting all available state and federal resources to support storm response and recovery efforts. Watch video
  • Do you need to drain your swimming pool due to rising water levels? Only pool water that is dechlorinated and free of chemicals is allowed in storm drains; otherwise, it should go to the sanitary sewer. Learn about pool water best management practices provided by our Stormwater Quality Division.
  • Special thanks to our Public Works Division for burning the midnight oil and going the extra effort to keep our roads open and safe! Check out their handy work at a downed tree on Rippey Road and a rock slide in Ophir. We salute you! 

 

Government

Introducing our newly elected supervisor with a special video interview

Placer County District 2 Supervisor Shanti Landon

District 2 Supervisor Shanti Landon took part in her first Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday after being elected to office in November. District 2 encompasses Lincoln and Sheridan and the undeveloped portion of west Placer. Watch video


Winter storms

Help us advocate for more help for residents affected by winter storms

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While the federal government has not yet declared a disaster for California that could authorize financial assistance to affected residents, your answers to our brief survey will help us make the case that more help is needed.
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Government

Seven elected officials take ceremonial oath of office in new year

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The ceremonial oath of office was administered to the county’s elected leaders during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, including newly elected Supervisor Shanti Landon. Supervisor Jim Holmes was also named board chair for 2023. Read more


Community development

Apply now for open District 5 Planning Commission seat

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Looking to make a difference? Placer County District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson is seeking applications from experienced and engaged residents within Supervisorial District 5 to fill an open Planning Commission seat.
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This week in Placer County history

screenshot-20230112-121802-chrome_crop.jThe Jan. 12, 1922, Lincoln News Messenger headline screamed in bold: "Chicken House" Robber is Caught.

In 1910, a man named Harry Lewis, under the alias of Charles Kline, led a gang of men to rob a house of prostitution in Lincoln. The men got away, but the number of "innocent" male witnesses to the robbery caused quite a societal stir.

Sheriff Gum kept an eye out for any mention of Lewis and in 1922 he finally got word that Lewis was fleeing Canada after being charged with murder. Gum had Bellingham, Washington, officers arrest Lewis after he crossed the border. Gum sent Deputy Dependener of Auburn and Constable Beermann of Lincoln to Bellingham to escort Lewis back to Placer County. On Jan. 10, they returned and locked Lewis up in the Placer County jail.

Harry Lewis was convicted and sentenced to 10 years for the attempted robbery of a Roseville merchant. Much to the relief of many men in Lincoln who would have had to testify, the "Chicken House" robbery charge was dropped.

Photo: Constable Beerman


Fun things to do this week

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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
PlacerGROWN
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 North Lake Tahoe Regional Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 12, 6 p.m. Information

Weimar/Applegate/Colfax Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 18, 6 p.m. Information

West Placer Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 18, 6:30 p.m. Information

Newcastle/Ophir Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Information

Planning Commission meeting, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. Information

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. 

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