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Placer County pension costs on the rise
Wednesday Jan 26 2011
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
Wednesday Jan 12 2011
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
Friday Nov 19 2010
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
Wednesday Nov 03 2010
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
Friday Jun 25 2010
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
Tuesday Apr 27 2010
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
Tuesday Feb 23 2010
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
Tuesday Dec 01 2009
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
Tuesday Nov 03 2009
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?
Wednesday Oct 21 2009
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 ...
Nosedive in revenues has Placer supervisors bracing for spending talks
Wednesday Aug 05 2009
Placer County staff and supervisors signaled Tuesday that they’re girding for more tough budget decisions spurred by an increasingly smaller revenue stream. With millions in fun ...
Placer cutting $millions but more savings sought
Saturday Feb 28 2009
With Placer County supervisors’ approval of several cost-cutting measures to help stave off a projected $18.6 million deficit, the panel’s chairman said challenges still lie ah ...
Cuts could chop Placer County Sheriff’s new helicopter
Saturday Feb 21 2009
Grounding the Sheriff’s Department new helicopter, further depleting reserves, and tightening take-home-vehicle policies for law enforcement are among the new options on the tabl ...
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