Board of Supervisors

Board honors vets, introduces new veterans service officer

  The estimated 33,000 veterans who live in Placer County were honored by the Board of Supervisors last week for their service to the United States. Board members voted unan ...

Placer supes dial down non-profit donation outlay

Spending is down for the three Placer County supervisors opting for a revenue-sharing program that dispenses grants to non-profit organizations from county funds. Totals compiled ...

2010 census: Drive revs up for the count

The U.S. Census Bureau is using tour buses to drive home the point that it’s best to be counted. The bureau launched the traveling show in early January, sending out the vehicl ...

Sheriff’s association votes ‘no’ on county contract

The Placer Deputy Sheriff’s Association “nearly unanimously” voted down a proposed contract from the county. On Tuesday, county CEO Tom Miller said he plans to recommend th ...

Common sense is lacking

After reading the article about the Bored of Supervisors approving 5 percent raises for already grossly overpaid county executives, I understand why their meetings are referred to ...

Rocklin High senior named to youth commission

Rocklin High School senior Isabel Lopez has been appointed to serve on the Placer County Youth Commission. Lopez, 16, became interested in the youth commission after volunteering ...

Budget crisis impacts agricultural marketing program

Placer County’s agricultural marketing program is in limbo — a victim of the state’s budget crisis. But the county’s Agriculture Department remains optimistic it can be sal ...

Despite economy, county gives execs raises

The recent decision to give county managers salary increases has raised questions among some employees about the actual budget situation. At the Tuesday Placer County Board of Su ...

Sheriffs’ helicopter gets all-clear

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department’s new helicopter is cleared for financial liftoff. With crime-fighting equipment still to be installed, actual patrols are targeted to s ...

County cuts back on its take-home auto fleet

Placer County is tightening up rules on the use of its fleet of 153 vehicles now being driven home at night. New policy developed by the County Executive Office includes reduction ...