Politics

Placer supes looking at new crime lab, Auburn library landscaping upgrade

Placer County is putting funding into Auburn Library landscaping and a feasibility study for a new crime lab. The Board of Supervisors voted in favor of hiring Sacramento’s ...

Transportation Poll: Placer County sales-tax hike vote would fall short

Placer County voters can’t drive 66.66. That’s the two-thirds vote the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency would need to capture at the ballot box to put it o ...

Lot size now the benchmark for Placer Water connection charge

Lot size – not meter size – will be the new standard for Placer County Water Agency connection charges starting in October. The Placer Water board of directors approve ...

How do Placer County governments measure up in Ashley Madison hack scandal?

It’s the hack that has sent shockwaves through some of the nation’s top-level corridors of power. But a check of local elected officials and high-ranking staff members ...

Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?

A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...

County division recognized for smart spending

As a Placer County supervisor, I take seriously my role as one of five elected officials responsible for the fiscal stability of this local agency. Ensuring that taxpayer dollars ...

Placer Water exceeds state water-saving target

Placer County Water Agency customers are turning into overachievers when it comes to water saving. Latest figures released by the Water Agency show treated-water use down from the ...

Citizens sue Rocklin over Sierra Gateway Apartment

Upset with Rocklin City Council over its approval of a controversial housing complex in May, two local citizens’ groups are suing the city and its council in hopes of halt ...

Loomis loitering ordinance takes effect next month

An ordinance banning loitering in Loomis, specifically at the train depot, will go into effect Aug. 14. The Loomis Town Council voted unanimously to approve the ordinance at its ...

Promote civil discourse

 Just over half of the registered voters in Placer County cast ballots in the November 2014 election.  Only 41 percent of voters across California turned out. Those numbe ...

Noy to speak at Friends series

Friends of the Loomis Library is holding a speaker’s series this summer with regional favorites and New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart in the fall. “Our ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista libraries getting reprieve from closing for now

Placer County is working on a new budget plan that would allow the Loomis library to stay open through at least the end of the year. The plan also calls for the Meadow Vista libra ...

Water waste patrols hit the streets in Auburn, Placer

Water waste patrols are now a fact of life in drought-challenged Placer County. The patrols started this week, with Placer County Water Agency employees starting at sunrise and fa ...

Apartments dumped in favor of house plan in Penryn

A 150-apartment proposal that raised the hackles of neighbors in Penryn and Loomis – and then couldn’t find funding – was given a quick burial by the Board of Sup ...

Loomis finances on Town Council agenda

Revenue for the town of Loomis is expected to exceed expenses in the next year by more than $74,000, according to the proposed budget for 2015-2016. The preliminary operating budg ...