Board of Supervisors Receives Gloomy Report on State Budget Impacts

Board of Supervisors Receives Gloomy Report on State Budget Impacts

The Placer County Board of Supervisors received a gloomy briefing Tuesday, January 25, 2011 on the potential budget implications of state-funding reductions and new county responsibilities proposed by California Gov. Jerry Brown. “Clearly, there are huge risks to the county,” county Finance and Budget Operations Manager Graham Knaus told the board, saying staff’s initial estimate […]

Greater Lincoln Fire Safe Council Has Vacancies For Public Members

Greater Lincoln Fire Safe Council Has Vacancies For Public Members

Placer County is seeking applications from rural Lincoln and Sheridan area residents interested in being at-large public representatives on the new Greater Lincoln Fire Safe Council. Both at-large members must be property or business owners within the rural Lincoln area. One of the two at-large members will serve as a representative of agricultural interests. The […]

Full Faith and Credit Act Introduced in the House

Full Faith and Credit Act Introduced in the House

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA) has introduced HR 421 — the Full Faith and Credit Act — directing the United States Treasury, in the event the debt ceiling is reached, to pay principal and interest due on debt held by the public before making any other payments. The legislation is being co-sponsored in […]

Governor Jerry Brown Delivers State of the State Address

Governor Jerry Brown Delivers State of the State Address

SACRAMENTO – Warning that California will not create the jobs it needs “unless we get our financial house in order,” Gov. Jerry Brown challenged state legislators today to allow people to vote on his three-part plan to solve the state’s financial crisis. “My intention is to make California again a leader in job creation, renewable […]

Expansion And Upgrades Completed On Sheridan Wastewater Treatment Plant

Expansion And Upgrades Completed On Sheridan Wastewater Treatment Plant

At the Jan. 25, 2011 Board meeting, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution that accepted as complete the expansion of the Sheridan Wastewater Treatment Ponds. The project site work was completed on Oct. 31, 2010. Construction began on Nov. 30, 2009. The $1.47 million project added 5.4 acres of spray disposal capacity […]

El Dorado County AQMD Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Projects Request for Proposals

(Placerville, Calif.)—The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is requesting proposals for mobile source emissions reduction projects to be funded by grants from FY 2011-12 AB2766 DMV surcharge fees. The projects must be designed to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and particulate matter (PM) emissions or consist of related planning, […]

Clinton Calls for Peaceful Transfer to Democracy

Clinton Calls for Peaceful Transfer to Democracy

Washington, DC…In an Interview With Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that the US is not calling for the ouster of President Mubarak but that we are calling for a peaceful transfer to Democracy. The full interview is below… Secretary Clinton: January 2011 » Interview With Chris Wallace of […]

Governor Brown Orders Immediate State Car Cutback

Governor Brown Orders Immediate State Car Cutback

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to cut the state’s passenger vehicle fleet in half, Governor Jerry Brown today directed all state agencies and departments to immediately halt new car purchases and turn in taxpayer-funded cars that are not essential to state business. “There is a lot of wasteful spending on cars that aren’t even driven,” […]

Weekly Presidential Address…Let’s Innovate!

Weekly Presidential Address…Let’s Innovate!

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Obama called Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc, Wisconsin an example of how America can win the future by being the best place on Earth to do business. Orion was able to open with the help of small business loans and incentives that are creating demand for clean energy […]

Granite Bay Advisory Council Seeking Secretary

Granite Bay Advisory Council Seeking Secretary

The Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council has a vacancy for a secretary. Placer County currently is taking applications from Granite Bay residents interested in serving as the MAC’s secretary. The Placer County Board of Supervisors will fill the vacancy. MAC secretaries are contract employees who work for the board. They are paid $150 for each […]