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Find out if you qualify for new FAIR Plan homeowners insurance discounts and Placer places temporary ban on needle distribution programs in this week’s Placer County newsletter

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This #PlacerLife photo of a drone show over Lake Tahoe in Kings Beach was taken by @Kingsbeachca on Instagram.

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Placer County Building Services Division displays building plans on new monitors and tablets

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Placer County’s Building Services Division is going digital

Placer County’s Community Development Resource Agency is rolling out new technology over the next several months digitizing the building permit process. The new technology will streamline plan review, the permitting process and more. Read more


Thinking of running for elected office in Placer? Here’s what you need to know.

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With less than six months to go before the presidential primary next March, the Placer County Elections Office is gearing up for another election season. If you’re considering running for office, don’t miss these key deadlines. Learn more

Community outreach

How prepared is your community for disasters?

Sign up for FlashVote today at placer.ca.gov/flashvote

In our latest FlashVote survey this week we asked our subscribers how prepared they are for disasters and how they’d like to be notified of emergencies. See the results and sign up for FlashVote to get future community surveys. Learn more

Public safety

Placer law enforcement opposes proposed needle distribution program

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Our Sheriff’s Office, Probation Department and District Attorney’s Office have opposed a proposed needle distribution program in Placer County. The Board of Supervisors this week approved a temporary ban on such programs. Learn more

Wildfire resiliency

Receive up to 25% in discounts on your FAIR Plan policy


New discounts up to 25% on California FAIR Plan premiums are now available to policyholders who complete defensible space work, harden their homes and participate in the Firewise Communities program. Take advantage today! Learn more

Save the Date: October 6 Placer Valley 2023 business summit

In other news

Animal Services to offer specials as partner of Best Friends’ National Adoption Weekend
Amidst national blood shortage, local Red Cross seeks donations
U.S. Forest Service to begin mechanical forest thinning and fuel reduction operations along Brockway Summit in North Lake Tahoe
North Tahoe Community Alliance announces projects in line to receive $20M in sponsorship and multi-year funding
Placer County Transportation Planning Agency updating its regional transportation plan through 2050
Placer County’s 1 Pill Can Kill Placer campaign announces critical collaboration with Song for Charlie to distribute new fentanyl resource portal
WATCH: Forest Futures Salon: Woody Biomass Utilization for Healthier Forests

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Call 988

This week in Placer County history

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On Sept.10, 1955, a plane circled the Quonset Village Motel in Colfax before crash landing alongside Highway 40. The plane flipped over and slid to a stop on its top.

The pilot, Richard Kendell of Alameda, was not seriously injured.

He told The Colfax Record that he was flying from Sacramento to Marysville but followed the wrong highway. By the time he realized his error, he was out of gas.

The wings of the plane as well as the propeller were broken in the accident. Traffic on Highway 40 was snarled for a while as people slowed down or even stopped to look at the plane. The wrecked aircraft was eventually towed to the Record’s parking lot.

Quonset huts were first developed for the U.S. Navy in 1941. They were lightweight and easy to assemble. After the war, the U.S. military sold its surplus of Quonset huts to the public and some, like those of the Quonset Village Motel, became temporary and even permanent living spaces, while others were used for storage and various outbuildings.

Photo: Quonset Village Motel, c. 1953

Fun things to do this week

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

Roseville: Cutting Edge - A Contemporary Glass Exhibition, Food Truck Mania, Four Corners Park & Huisking Park Dedication Weekend, Local Author Talk Series: Chris Riley, Concerts on the Square
Rocklin: Hot Chili & Cool Cars
Lincoln: Dora Dain Farm’s Pumpkin Patch
Auburn: Ain’t Necessarily Dead Fest, Symphony & Art in the Park, Old Town Co-Op Septemberfest
Colfax: Colfax Railroad Days: An Authentic California Experience
North Lake Tahoe: Mexican Heritage Festival

...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 Tahoe Community Alliance
Tahoe City Downtown 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.

Advisory committees and commissions

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Whether it’s representing your community or sharing your expertise on topics like agriculture or parks, there are always opportunities for you to help advise county leaders on the issues that matter to you most. Recruitment is open now to fill seats on the following committees or commissions, among others. Learn more and apply

Current recruitments include:

Upcoming public meetings and events

BOS meeting

CANCELED - Newcastle/Ophir Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Sept. 18
Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Sept 18, 6 p.m. Information
CANCELED - Weimar/Appelgate/Colfax Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Sept. 20
West Placer Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. Information
Zoning Administrative/Parcel Review Committee meeting, Sept. 21, 9 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. 

Active Projects

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