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Board authorizes funding to manage low-barrier shelter in Auburn

Our Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to amend an agreement with First Step Communities to authorize spending up to $1 million to provide onsite, 24/7 management of a mobile temporary shelter in Auburn through June 30. Read more


North Lake Tahoe

Board of Supervisors approves eight Tahoe projects for 2022-23

A bicyclist rides on Martis Valley Trail in Tahoe.

This week, our Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the allocation of $4,493,818 in Tourism Occupancy Tax funds consistent with CAP Committee recommendations to fund these eight projects for the 2022-23 fiscal year. Learn more

Tax season

Free tax prep for individuals and families

An image of a wallet displaying money to signify tax season is underway.

Placer County Health and Human Services is now providing free tax assistance to eligible individuals and families. Anyone earning income up to $65,000 in 2022 is eligible for this free program. Let us help you maximize your refund! Learn more

Community development

Placer County to launch environmental review of The Ranch

Rendering of The Ranch in west Placer.

The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency has issued the public with a notice of preparation for an environmental impact report of The Ranch, a proposed 221.7-acre housing development in west Placer. Read more

Human trafficking

What does that red sand represent?

Red sand on the sidewalk spells out, you are loved to signify human trafficking awareness month

This week county partners spread red sand in sidewalk cracks in Roseville and Auburn as part of the #RedSandProject for human trafficking awareness. #RedSandPlacer is a visual reminder that no one should fall through the cracks. Watch video



This week in Placer County history

confederate-bill_original.pngOn Jan. 24, 1911, Andrucioli Magani was released from the Placer County Jail.

He was serving a six-month sentence for passing Confederate money (counterfeiting) in a Roseville business.

After serving 147 days, a friend of Magani paid $33, which was the balance of his fine, so he could be released early. At his release, Magani asked to get his Confederate bills back, but his request was denied.

Confederate money was created shortly before the outbreak of the U.S. Civil War in 1861 and was not backed by any assets. These bills were simply a promise to pay after the war if the South was successful.

Because of this, the value of Confederate money was subject to the perceived success of the South. Although its value began to fall almost immediately from the beginning of the war, it fell dramatically after the summer of 1863 with Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg. By Christmas of 1864, a ham sold for $300 in Confederate money. At the end of the war, it was completely worthless.

However, even by 1911, collectors began to drive the price of Confederate money up.

Today, depending on the bank or state that issued it and its condition, Confederate bills could be worth as much as $1,000. Most, however, trade in the tens to low hundreds of dollars. Their collectability is perhaps what drove Magani to request the return of his Confederate bills.

From our collection: A Confederate $100 bill issued in 1862

Fun things to do this week

A snowboarder carves up a mountain in the Tahoe region.

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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Placer Sierra Fire Safe Council meeting, Jan. 26, 6 p.m. Information
North Lake Tahoe Resort Association Board meeting, Feb. 1, 8:30 p.m. Information
Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Feb. 2, 6 p.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. 

Active Projects



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