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Placer County Releases Community-Generated Redistricting Maps

Placer County has released map alternatives submitted by residents to be considered for new supervisorial district boundaries, which are redrawn every 10 years to reflect shifts in population growth.

(Oct. 21, 2021) → Read the full Auburn Journal report
Colfax Appoints New City Clerk

The Colfax City Council approved a resolution Oct. 13 appointing Marguerite Bailey as the new city clerk. Bailey’s appointment comes 10 months after the position became vacant due to staff retirement.

(Oct. 18, 2021) → Read the full Auburn Journal report

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Image caption: Placer County’s water system was birthed in the throes of the Gold Rush.
Placer County’s Water History and Current System, Explained
Placer County’s water management and delivery system: where it came from and what it looks like today.

Image caption: Gov. Gavin News signed a broad new set of police reform laws Sept. 30.
California’s Sweeping New Police Reform Laws, Explained
Gov. Gavin Newsom and California’s Democratic legislators have enacted a sweeping new package of police reform legislation. Here’s what the new laws will accomplish, and why.

Image caption: The schoolhouse was the biggest building in Allensworth, the town founded by Col. Allen Allensworth, which is now a state park.
Civil Rights, Historical Wrongs
Sacramento-based news outlet talks to Jonathan Burgess and L. Dee Slade, both testifying before the Reparations Task Force.

Image caption: Gavin Newsom has reason to be upbeat after crushing an attempt to recall him on Sept. 14.
Recall Election Ends in Rout For Newsom, So What's Next?
Gavin Newsom's star is on the rise after a dominant victory over a recall attempt, but leading Republican candidate Larry Elder says he's only getting started.

Image caption: 41 candidates to replace Gavin Newsom already handed over their tax returns.
Judge Rules Recall Candidates Don’t Need To Reveal Tax Returns
Even though 41 candidates to replace Gavin Newsom in the Sept. 14 recall election have revealed their tax returns, a judge now says that wasn’t necessary.

Image caption: Billionaires on both sides have ponied up big bucks in California's gubernatorial recall.
Big Money Battles it Out as Recall Campaign Nears Conclusion
When California adopted the recall law 110 years ago, it was to keep big money out of politics. Now billionaire donors are dominating this year's gubernatorial recall campaign on both sides.

Image caption: Larry Elder, the frontrunner among candidates hoping to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Is California’s Recall Voting Process Undemocratic?
The next governor of California could win election with far fewer votes that the incumbent governor in the state's recall vote Sept. 14. How did the recall process become so undemocratic?

Image caption: Gov. Newsom has signed a new bill to fund rural broadband access.
Rural Counties Welcome $6 Billion in State Broadband Money
After criticizing an earlier state proposal for bringing broadband to rural counties, the Rural County Representatives of California now applauds a new bill with $6 billion in funding.

Image caption: Joint Powers Authorities are important government agencies with little public accountability.
JPAs Explained: Little-Known Govt Bodies With A Big Role
Under California law, local governments may work together in a "Joint Powers Authority." But these little-known agencies can wield broad powers—even to levy taxes—with little public accountability.

Image caption: Last year, Gov. Newsom signed AB 1185. What changes has it made for sheriffs?
California's New Law To Create a Watchdog for Sheriffs, Explained
AB 1185, authorizing civilian sheriff's oversight bodies, was one of the few law enforcement reform bills to pass in the wake of the George Floyd protests. What does the law accomplish, and will it make a difference?

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