Placer County Board of Supervisors

Placer County Animal Shelter fees will take a bigger bite out of wallets

Bailing Fido out of the Placer County animal shelter will cost their human companions 23 percent more starting next month. The increase in the penalty for picking up a spayed or n ...

Got government fatigue? Forget it for the Fourth

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liber ...

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 budget outlook dismal

Placer County supervisors received more dismal budget news Tuesday. Not only did the board approve an interim spending plan that estimates an 11.1 percent drop in spending in the ...

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 ...

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, ...

Helicopter decision remains in midair after county supervisors talk budget

Faced with the loss of funds to purchase a new helicopter, Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner wound up with enough time to fly away and make the proposal on another day. The Placer C ...

Waste treatment flushes out concerns

Flushing a toilet isn’t supposed to add to stress levels. But septic system inspection proposals and wastewater treatment planning are adding another layer of stress to Placer C ...

New supervisor joins boards; chair, vice chair to be selected

The Placer County Board of Supervisors will transition into the new year with a slightly different look. Newly elected 5th District Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery was officially sw ...

Sierra Club lawsuit challenges project

The Sierra Club filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the county’s approval of a plan that would create urban growth and allow for a new university campus in western Placer County ...