Jim Holmes

Consolidation meant to streamline, save county

Placer County expects to save more than $500,000 this fiscal year by reorganizing three departments: the Board of Supervisors Office, County Executive Office and Community Developm ...

All urged to book it to Placer’s ‘Big Read’

This month everybody in Placer County could have one thing in common — a book. Placer County Library, through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, participates thi ...

Supervisors approve pay raises

With Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery opposed, the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to give Chairman Kirk Uhler’s wife a 5 percent raise after six months on the job ...

Placer makes inroads in better transportation

This year has presented its fair share of challenges to Placer County, but amidst the many fiscal obstacles local governments are confronted with, there are some areas where we wer ...

County execs enjoy $1,600 meal on taxpayers’ dime

A group of county supervisors and executives enjoyed a $1,668 meal – including a $300 tip – courtesy of Placer County taxpayers. In light of the budget crisis, some have ques ...

County’s youth may get their say

By Gus Thomson Journal Staff Writer Supervisor Jim Holmes is seeking a voice for youth in Placer County government. Holmes will be asking the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to ...

Assemblyman Ted Gaines' septic bill faces test on April 14

Assemblyman Ted Gaines’ bill to flush away mandatory septic-system inspection plans by the state Water Resources Control Board will face its first committee test April 14. Gaine ...

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 ...

County reconsiders use of free cars

Placer County supervisors who have enjoyed free SUVs and cars at taxpayers’ expense may decide today to curb that practice in the future. Supervisors Jim Holmes, Robert Weygandt, ...

Supervisor Montgomery vows to serve

The applause was long and loud as many audience members reacted to new Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery’s ceremonial swearing-in Tuesday in Auburn. Montgomery, 47, to ...