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Even though MAC changed its regular 1st Wednesday of the month meeting date to Monday, July 11, there was Standing Room Only to hear the Action item, The Park at Granite Bay, which is located on the west side of Sierra College Boulevard north of Old Auburn Road. ...

The opportunity to comment on the Notice of Preparation has closed; so, the County will now conduct the environmental review process which will review ALL of the 80 specific issues that were noted in the Initial Study as issues that could have a “Potentially Significant Impact” on our existing environment as well as the items that were brought to the attention of the County in the letters they received in response to the Notice of Preparation. This process will take some time and the Draft EIR—the complete environmental study of this project—will not be available until early next spring.

The next step is to circulate a petition ...

Proposed Project:

“GBD Communities proposes to develop the Hawk Homestead project in the Granite Bay Community Plan (GBCP) of unincorporated Placer County [on property formerly known as the Frank Andrews property]. Hawk Homestead features 108 rural estate home sites with extensive open space, trails and amenities consistent with the character and identity of Granite Bay. The 245.2-acre Hawk Homestead (HH) site is located at the northwest corner of Barton Road and Cavitt-Stallman Road in the Granite Bay community.”

The property is currently zoned for just 37 homes with a minimum lot size of 4.6 acres. This project proposal is asking for almost three times as many lots ...

GraniteBay.com has received several e-mails recently that express concerns about different situations in the area; i.e. traffic problems, project development issues, down trees, etc. If your concerns are similar to the examples listed and are related to Granite Bay, Placer County, please send your email to lbrown@placer.ca.gov.

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August MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Ashley Brown will present

Placer County Community Choice Energy Program:
Staff will provide an update and overview on the Placer County Community Choice Energy program.

Presenter: Jenine Windeshausen, Placer County Treasurer Tax Collector

Community Development Resource Agency Overview:
The Community Development Resource Agency (CDRA) regulates land use and development in the unincorporated area of Placer County. The Agency includes departments such as Building Services, Code Compliance, Engineering & Surveying, and Planning Services. CDRA recently prepared a 2017-2018 Business Plan to outline its major initiatives and goals for the coming fiscal year. A brief overview of these priorities and goals will be provided to the community.

Presenter: Steve Pedretti, CDRA Agency Director

Secondary Dwelling ZTA:
The Planning Services Division is proposing amendments to the Placer County Zoning Ordinance related to secondary dwellings to bring applicable regulations into compliance with recent changes to State law. Based on the new State laws, the County’s current secondary dwelling regulations regarding permit requirements, as well as design standards regarding unit size, parking, and allowable density on-site will be amended.

Presenter: Shawna Purvines, Planning Services Division

Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance ZTA:
In California, about half of the urban water is used for landscape irrigation. Substantial water savings can be gained by proper landscape design, installation and maintenance. To improve water savings in this sector, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has developed a model ordinance that promotes efficient landscapes in new developments and retrofitted landscapes. State law requires that local regulations reflect these new standards; therefore, the Planning Services Division is proposing amendments to the Placer County Zoning Ordinance, Placer County Building Code, and Landscape Design Guidelines to bring applicable regulations into compliance with changes to the State law.

Presenter: Emily Setzer, Planning Services Division

Granite Bay Parks, Trails, and Landscaping:
Placer County staff will give an update on the Countywide Park and Trail Master Plan, an overview of funding and operations, and potential projects and changes that may be considered by the Granite Bay Community.

Presenter: Andy Fisher, Placer County Parks Division

Revitalization of Eureka School:
Eureka Union School District staff will discuss plans for the revitalization of Eureka School and what recreational potential that could offer to Granite Bay residents.

Presenter: Tom Janis, Superintendent, Eureka Union School District

Employee Retention Drives New Placer Wage, Benefit Agreement

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a new labor agreement with the Placer Public Employees Organization, outlining general wage increases for the county employees PPEO represents over the next five years. Click here to read more.

County Working with Partners to Address Opioid Overdoses

Placer County’s Health and Human Services Department is working with local law enforcement, medical providers, community groups and residents to address opioid overdoses in our community through a variety of strategies, including increased access to life-saving medication. Click here to read more.

Housing Coordinators to Broaden County’s Efforts against Homelessness

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved agreements with two nonprofit organizations to provide housing coordination services to county residents who are at risk of becoming homeless or who have already become homeless. Housing coordinators offer case management, budgeting and moving help, furnishings, deposits, credit checks, rental preparation classes and more. Click here to read more.

County Evolves With Growing Food Truck Industry

Lobster rolls, tacos, shaved ice, barbecue, grilled cheese sandwiches, wood-fired pizza and so much more.

Is your mouth watering yet? Click here to read more.

July MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 5, 2017 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, August 2, 2017 .

June MAC Meeting Summary

Supervisor Report:
If Supervisor Kirk Uhler is not present, Ashley Brown will present

Placer County Community Choice Energy Program:
Staff will provide an update and overview on the Placer County Community Choice Energy program.

Presenter: Jenine Windeshausen, Placer County Treasurer Tax Collector (20 min)

Granite Bay Community Plan Transportation and Circulation Update:
The Department of Public Works and Facilities will present information regarding the Board of Supervisor’s May 30th approval to pursue an update to the Transportation and Circulation Element of the Community Plan and corresponding Environmental Impact Report.

Presenter: Ken Grehm, Director of Public Works and Facilities (10 min)

Heritage Trail Museums Tour Returns for Summer of Free Activities in Placer County

Looking for family fun and adventure, for free?

Museums throughout Placer County will offer free admission on select Saturdays all summer as the Heritage Trail Museums Tour returns for its 10th year. Click here to read more.

Placer County Library Announces Its Summer @ Your Library Program

Placer County Library is gearing up for its summer program. With the theme of “Explore. Discover. Do. Summer @ Your Library!” the library will focus on summer learning with all new reading logs and prizes for all ages. Click here to read more.

Free Event for Seniors, Families Offers Resources to Protect Against Elder Abuse

Do you have a loved one at risk of elder abuse? One in 10 people over the age of 60 experience elder abuse - whether physical, financial or emotional - and many are unable or afraid to come forward. On June 7, Placer County will host a free educational event, “Aging Safely,” at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville. Click here to read more.

Affordable Housing Fee Studies the Topic of Two County-Sponsored Public Workshops

Placer County has scheduled two housing fee study workshops in June, one in Kings Beach and another in Auburn. The workshops will offer an opportunity to comment on two recently completed studies about fees charged to developers to help fund workforce and affordable housing projects. These have become critical issues throughout the county. Click here to read more.

Seven Placer County Programs Win National Association of Counties Awards

Seven Placer County programs won awards this year from the National Association of Counties, recognizing innovation in county government.

The environmental engineering division of Placer’s public works and facilities department received an award for the LiveSewerSmart program, an outreach campaign about avoiding drain clogs.

Click here to read more.

Upcoming Meetings

Wed., August 2, 2017
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Tues., August 8, 2017
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., August 9, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., August 9, 2017
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Tues., August 15, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
**CANCELLED**
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Tues., August 22, 2017
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., August 23, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., September 6, 2017
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Tues., August 1, 2017-
Tues., August 29, 2017

Foothill Farmers’ Market
8:30 AM - 1 PM
** This event is held on Tuesdays year-round **

Wed., August 2, 2017-
Wed., August 30, 2017

Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 1:30 PM
** This event is held on Wednesdays year-round **

Wed., August 2, 2017-
Wed., August 30, 2017

Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., August 3, 2017-
Thurs, August 31, 2017

Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Thurs., August 10, 2017
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., August 15, 2017
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., August 27, 2017
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

Click here and let us know about an upcoming community event.








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