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Rocklin City Council Passes Budget and Targets Funds

Balancing $102 million? No big deal for the Rocklin City Council. Its new budget supports 260 positions and resources, including three new public safety employees. The general fund will be used for Sunset Whitney Recreation Area capital expenditures.

(June 30, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
California Bill to Split Coroner-Sheriff Offices Moves Ahead in Legislature

California is one of three states that allows counties to combine the offices of the coroner and sheriff, and in most of the state’s counties, the elected sheriff also acts as the county’s coroner, investigating the cause and manner of deaths. But that could soon change.

(June 30, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report
City Councilmember Resigns

Rocklin City Councilman Joe Patterson resigned during an emotional meeting. He plans to run for State Assembly this November, and though he still has two years left on his term, he is leaving now to make room for a successor to be selected by voters.

(June 29, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Placer County Homeless Rate Stabilizes

Placer County's recent count of unhoused citizens has stabilized, with a less than 1% increase over the last year. While homelessness is still an issue all over California, this census conducted by the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras shows that things are going in the right direction locally.

(June 29, 2022) → Read the full Roseville Today report
California Lawmakers Give Nod to $307.9B Budget

California lawmakers have approved a spending plan that includes sending cash to most taxpayers to help offset record-high gas prices. The budget continues a turnaround for the nation’s most populous state, which just two years ago raised taxes and slashed spending.

(June 29, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report
New Program Gives Advantage to Local Renters

The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote soon on a project aimed at North Lake Tahoe homeowners that incentivizes turning vacation rentals into long-term rentals. Called Landing Locals, the program offers homeowners up to $24,000 for renting to local workers.

(June 28, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Auburn Increases Its License Plate Reader Program

After recently beginning its automated license plate reader program, the Auburn City Council has approved six more cameras. The devices have documented speeding vehicles and other traffic offenses and also helped solve a stabbing incident at the Auburn library.

(June 27, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Affordable Housing Complex Coming to Rocklin

Rocklin is becoming known as one of America’s fastest growing cities, and it is about to get affordable housing for the first time. Construction has begun on a 288-unit apartment complex that will include units for those that earn 30% to 70% less than the median income of Placer County.

(June 26, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
Nugget Market Shopping Center Coming to Rocklin

A 20-acre Nugget Markets will anchor a new shopping district being built at Whitney Ranch Parkway and University Avenue in Rocklin. It is part of a master development plan for Rocklin, including walkable community areas. The shopping center hopes to open in 2024.

(June 25, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Roseville Planning Accessible Playground

The city of Roseville is in the early planning stages for a “universally accessible playground,” and is seeking help from residents. At a workshop on July 7, parents can give input on what they hope to see at a playground designed for children with physical disabilities, sensory challenges and other nontraditional play needs.

(June 23, 2022) → Read the full report
Roseville Hotel Tax Moves Ahead

The Roseville City Council unanimously voted to put a hotel tax through onto the November ballot. The city currently has the lowest hotel tax rate in the region, and it has not been upped since 1975.

(June 16, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Grant Approved for Housing Development

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a grant that will provide the California Department of Housing and Community Development approximately $1 million to be used on three different housing projects. It will include partnering with rural jurisdictions to provide housing solutions for low-income residents.

(June 16, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Deal in Place to Preserve Clover Valley

Clover Valley, 487 acres in Rocklin known for both historical and ecological significance, might be permanently preserved due to the efforts of the Placer County Board of Supervisors, Placer Land Trust and William Jessup University.

(June 15, 2022) → Read the full Roseville Today report
Auburn to Double Number of Swift-Water Lifeguards

With an increase in visitors expected this year, Auburn State Recreation Area is doubling its staff of swift-water lifeguards this year. The program began last year and was the first of its kind in California. A lifeguard tower is also being added to Lake Clementine this year to reduce safety risks in that area.

(June 14, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Placer County Offers Perk to Landlords who Rent to Homeless Vets

The Placer County Housing Authority earlier this month began offering $1,000 bonuses to landlords who agree to rent to homeless veterans.

(June 14, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
PG&E Pleads Not Guilty in Charges Related to Deadly 2020 Wildfire

Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges in connection with the Zogg Fire, which killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes in Northern California two years ago. A preliminary hearing was set for January.

(June 10, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Input Wanted on Meeks Bay Restoration

The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is reaching out to both the general community and fellow agencies to seek input on the environmental review of the Meeks Bay Restoration Project. The goal is to return the area into a more natural state while still accommodating recreation.

(June 9, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Barton Health Moves Forward With New Facility

The old Lakeside Inn is being torn down in South Lake Tahoe to make way for Barton Health’s new Stateline Medical Center. While construction isn’t expected to break ground until 2025, the project is confirmed and Barton is gathering input from the community as to what to include in both its design and health offerings.

(June 9, 2022) → Read the full South Tahoe Now report
Pre-K Planning to Benefit More Placer County Children

Western Placer Unified School District recently unveiled plans for its Pre-K planning and implementation grant. This program will allow access to pre-kindergarten for all 4-year-olds in the Lincoln area through classes offered at almost every elementary school in the district, as well as bridging with private preschools.

(June 8, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Auburn Once Again Facing Lifeguard Shortage

Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District is experiencing a lifeguard shortage for the second year in a row, which will prevent public pools from opening to the community for weekend swim sessions. Until further notice, public swim is only on weekdays.

(June 7, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Meat Processing Returns to Auburn

Gold Country Meat Company is bringing meat processing back to Auburn, following the closure of the last establishment last year. The company is currently processing meat for local farmers through custom orders but plans to grow.

(June 7, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Auburn City Council Reviews Capital Improvement Program

Auburn's City Council has reviewed the Capital Improvement Program, which focuses on eight key areas: the Auburn Airport, wastewater and treatment collection, transportation programs, transit programs, public safety and general facilities, energy solutions, broadband, and general planning in support of capital.

(June 3, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Roseville Opens Entrepreneurship Center to Promote Technology

In order to promote and develop FinTech, MedTech, and GovTech industries in and around Roseville, the Roseville Venture Lab has opened on downtown Vernon Street. Its goal is to “provide innovators a chance to engage leaders to test and validate solutions.”

(June 3, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Executive Officer Todd Leopold Terminated With Cause

Placer County Executive Officer Todd Leopold has been terminated, following a special Board of Supervisors meeting. He was already on administrative leave related to a fatal accident, but was terminated due to a discrimination and harassment complaint filed by a county employee last month.

(June 3, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Why the First Pride Event in Placer County Was Historic

Though smaller than Pride events in Sacramento or the Bay Area, Placer Pride—the culmination of three years of planning—signaled that Placer County’s LGBTQ+ residents are ready to live their lives openly in a region known for its conservative politics.

(June 1, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Bee report
County Approves Parks and Trails Master Plan

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a master plan that provides a 20-year vision for park and recreation development, doubling recreation acreage by 2040 and tripling trail miles.

(May 31, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Placer County Water Release Schedule Announced

Placer County Water Agency recently issued its 2022 recreational water release schedule, as well as campground information for the Middle Fork American River Project. The county is adjusting to the driest January-March on record.

(May 27, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Report: Some California Hydroelectric Plants Might Shut Down as Water Levels Drop

California faces the prospect of a drought-fueled summer of power shortages, hydroelectric plant shutdowns and rising electricity costs, a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration warns.

(May 27, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Rocklin Updates Parks and Rec Impact Fees

The Rocklin City Council voted to change parks and recreation development impact fees for the first time in two decades. Fees will be based on unit-size ranges rather than categories based on the type of development.

(May 26, 2022) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Tahoe Trash Sculpture Design Chosen

The Tahoe Fund and Clean Up the Lake have announced that the new art installation created from some of the 25,000-plus pounds of litter removed from Lake Tahoe will take the form of a bald eagle holding a Lahontan cutthroat trout.

(May 26, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
California Wants to Force Insurers to Reward Homeowners for Fireproofing Homes

Some Californians have spent thousands of dollars trying to fireproof their homes to reduce their risk of burning. But taking those steps doesn’t prevent their premiums from ballooning, or keep them from being dropped by their insurance company.

(May 26, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
Angry Newsom Criticizes Texas Governor, US Judges on Guns

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday harshly criticized Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in the wake of an elementary school shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead and assailed two federal judges as “extremists” for their rulings undermining California’s gun control efforts.

(May 25, 2022) → Read the full Associated Press Sacramento report

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