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Placer County pension costs on the rise

Placer County is grappling with a steep rise in pension costs for employees, with payments expected to jump from $38.9 million this year to $53.2 million four years from now. The ...

Three to D.C. to push for Placer Parkway, Auburn State Recreation Area support

A trio of top Placer County officials is bound for Washington, D.C. for four days in February to lobby for federal support on a bevy of local projects. County Executive Officer To ...

Shuffle continues in wake of two high-level Placer County departures

Changes are taking place in the upper echelons of Placer County management. A year ago, County Executive Officer Tom Miller was flanked by three top-level staffers – Assistant C ...

Deputies, Placer County lock in two-year benefits contract

The 225-member Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s Association has settled on a new contract with Placer County lasting through mid-2012. The Board of Supervisors approved the contra ...

Grand jury: More public scrutiny needed for supes’ $100,000 donation pot

Placer County supervisors need to tighten up on the $100,000 they donate every year from county coffers to non-profits and community organizations, the grand jury says. In a repor ...

Union clashes with Placer County over plan for more furlough days

Placer County supervisors OK’d five more furlough days for unionized workers Tuesday, despite a plea for further discussions from a Local 39 business representative. The county ...

Wage freeze gets Placer County supes support, cool reception from union

Placer County supervisors gave their blessing today to a halt in merit pay raises for all county employees starting in July. With the latest estimate from the CEO Tom Miller’s o ...

Placer County No. 2 post vacant after sudden departure of Rich Colwell

Rich Colwell has abruptly left the No. 2 administrative position with Placer County. The county’s chief assistant executive officer for the past three years and a 20-year county ...

3M out, generics in, as Placer County shaves costs

Higher-priced brand-name office supplies like 3M Post-It Notes are out as Placer County moves ahead with a more frugal spending paradigm forced by dropping revenues. Instead, coun ...

Beauty or the bucks?

Is the price to keep Tahoe blue too high? A $1.2-billion estimate for getting Lake Tahoe closer to its original blue is being met with little enthusiasm by Placer County governmen ...