Conservation Plan Clears Major Milestone

Conservation Plan Clears Major Milestone

The proposed Placer County Conservation Plan passed a major milestone at a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. On a unanimous vote, board members agreed to send the plan’s updated conservation strategy for review by federal and state regulatory agencies. “I think we have a plan that is historic,” said Supervisor Robert M. Weygandt, long a […]

Redistricting of Supervisorial Districts to Begin

Redistricting of Supervisorial Districts to Begin

Under the direction of the Placer County Board of Supervisors, Placer County staff will begin redistricting work on the five supervisorial districts in the County. Redistricting is based upon U.S. Census data that is collected every 10 years. The Census was last done in 2010. The U.S. Constitution requires that everyone residing in the United […]

Washoe County Projects $33.5 Million Budget Deficit for 2011-12; Presents Four-Pronged Solution for County Commission’s Consideration

Washoe County Projects $33.5 Million Budget Deficit for 2011-12; Presents Four-Pronged Solution for County Commission’s Consideration

Washoe County Commissioners today received a presentation stating that although the current fiscal year budget is on track with no need to reduce it further, there will be a budget deficit in the 2011-12 budget year projected to be $33.5 million. This estimate does not include the possible continuance of a 9 cent property tax […]

2011 Presidential State of The Union Address Full Text

2011 Presidential State of The Union Address Full Text

Washington, DC…As prepared for delivery…Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Tonight I want to begin by congratulating the men and women of the 112th Congress, as well as your new Speaker, John Boehner. And as we mark this occasion, we are also mindful of the empty chair in […]

Senator Gaines Will Vice Chair Two Committees, Serve On Four

Senator Gaines Will Vice Chair Two Committees, Serve On Four

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ted Gaines, R—Roseville, today announced that he has been appointed by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg to serve as vice chair of both the Senate Insurance Committee and the Transportation and Housing Committee for the 2011-12 legislative session. Gaines has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Senate […]

Citizen Survey Shows Jobs and Unemployment Key Concerns for Citizens; County Maintains Overall Satisfaction Ranking; Majority of Citizens Report Decrease in Service Levels Due to Budget and Workforce Reductions

Citizen Survey Shows Jobs and Unemployment Key Concerns for Citizens; County Maintains Overall Satisfaction Ranking; Majority of Citizens Report Decrease in Service Levels Due to Budget and Workforce Reductions

For the first time since Washoe County has conducted its biennial citizen survey since 1997, growth and development issues were not identified as one of the top 5 issues facing Washoe County residents. And it’s no surprise that the economy and related issues were named as top issues by 63% of the respondents to a […]

COUNTY COMMISSION TO HEAR PROPOSED ANIMAL SERVICE ORDINANCE ITEM AT “TIME CERTAIN” 5:30 P.M. TOMORROW

COUNTY COMMISSION TO HEAR PROPOSED ANIMAL SERVICE ORDINANCE ITEM AT “TIME CERTAIN” 5:30 P.M. TOMORROW

In response to numerous requests from the public to have the introduction and first reading of a proposed animal services ordinance made at a designated time, Washoe County Commissioners have scheduled 5:30 p.m. at tomorrow’s meeting as “time certain” for agenda item # 20. This means that the item cannot be heard prior to 5:30 […]

Governor Brian Sandoval’s State of the State Address

Governor Brian Sandoval’s State of the State Address

Carson City, NV…Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Legislature, Honorable Justices of the Supreme Court, Constitutional Officers…My Fellow Nevadans: It is a special honor to be here for my first State of the State with so many new members of the Legislature. Nevada is fortunate to have these leaders take office when we […]

Supervisors to Hear Report On Pension Plans and Retirement Costs

Supervisors to Hear Report On Pension Plans and Retirement Costs

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 25, 2011, the Placer County Board of Supervisors will receive a report on the County’s pension plan performance as of June 2009 and related increased County costs for CalPERS retirement contributions. The report, provided by the County Executive Office, covers all county employees enrolled in two separate plans: […]

Board To Consider Whether Draft Conservation Plan Is Ready For Review

Board To Consider Whether Draft Conservation Plan Is Ready For Review

The Placer County Board of Supervisors will be asked to take a pivotal step Tuesday, Jan. 25 in the development of a proposed county conservation plan. The question before the board will be: Is the strategy contained in the draft Placer County Conservation Plan ready for review by federal and state regulatory agencies? Placer County […]