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“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.

At its regular Board meeting on February 12, at 7:00 in the district office on Auburn Folsom Road, SJWD will consider available options for the crisis, and based on their grim discussions at the January 22 meeting there are no good ones. ...

At a recent fire board meeting, an information item was presented to the Board of Directors that the new healthcare law may affect ambulance transportation revenues ...

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September MAC Meeting Summary

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

Placer County Transportation Agency Update:
Presented by: Celia McAdam, Executive Director (20 min.)
Placer County Transportation Agency staff will provide information on future transportation issues in Placer County. The presentation will include an overview of options for addressing those issues, including infrastructure improvements and potential funding sources.

Proposed Zoning Text Amendment for Secondary Dwelling Units:
Presented by: Christopher Schmidt , Senior Planner, Placer County Planning S ervices Division (15 min.)
The MAC will receive information on a proposed Zoning Text amendment that will provide property owners with more flexible options to develop a secondary dwelling unit to accommodate family or a potential renter. The proposed amendment promotes the efficient use of existing housing stock and public infrastructure, as well as a variety of housing options for changing family needs.

County Increasing Its Investment in Road Maintenance This Summer

Placer County’s investment in road maintenance work is getting a big boost this year.

The Public Works Department maintains more than 1,000 miles of roads in unincorporated areas throughout the county. The county pared back the road maintenance budget significantly during the recession, but has been working to restore budget support since then. For more information, please click here.

Bike Lane Project on Key Stretch of Auburn Folsom Road Approved

Bike lanes on a key stretch of Auburn Folsom Road in Granite Bay are about to get a major upgrade. The project will provide Class II bike lanes on both sides of Auburn Folsom from Douglas Boulevard northward to Joe Rodgers Road. Construction is tentatively scheduled to get underway in September. For more information, please click here.

County Honored For Responsible Spending For 13th Straight Year

For the 13th consecutive year, Placer County's Procurement Services Division has received the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award, one of the nation's highest honors for responsible spending practices. For more information, please click here.

Community Involvement on Placer County Projects in Development: Hawk Homestead (PLN15-00193)

For those who have requested to be included in the noticing of the subject project and/or CEQA projects in Placer County, click here to see the Notice of Preparation for your review.

The public comment period for this project starts on July 29, 2015 and ends on August 27, 2015; your comments can be emailed to cdraecs@placer.ca.gov or mailed to :

  • 3091 County Center Drive
  • Suite 190
  • Auburn, CA 95603.

August MAC Meeting CANCELLED

The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 5, 2015 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, September 2, 2015

National Night Out 2015

This years' National Night Out will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Neighborhoods throughout Granite Bay are hosting barbeques, potlucks, ice cream socials and other fun events. Check with your Placer County Neighborhood Watch group to see if your neighborhood is participating.

Ban on Unlawful Camping on County Land to Take Effect August 6th

The Board of Supervisors took final action on July 7 to adopt an ordinance that will prohibit camping on most county-owned properties beginning August 6. For more information, please click here.

Community Involvement on Placer County Projects in Development: Granite Bay Memory Care (PLN15-00051)

For those who have requested to be included in the noticing of the subject project and/or CEQA projects in Placer County, click here to see the Mitigated Negative Declaration for your review.

The public comment period for this project starts on July 24, 2015 and ends on August 24, 2015; your comments can be emailed to cdraecs@placer.ca.gov or mailed to :

  • 3091 County Center Drive
  • Suite 190
  • Auburn, CA 95603.

2014 Value of Ag Crops, Products Highest in More Than 20 Years

The 2014 Agricultural Crop Report, reported the total gross value of last year's agricultural corps and products at $86,464,000, up 4.4 percent from 2013. Rice was the highest value crop followed by cattle and timber. For more information, please click here.

Sign up for the 2015 Summer/Fall PCSO Community Awareness Academy

Reservations are now being taken for the Placer County Sheriff Office's Community Awareness Academy. This year, participants will tour the new South Placer Jail in addition to several other "field trips." So, save a spot now as the academy fills up quickly.

Attendees are asked to attend all eight classes, each of which covers a different topic. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1 and ending Sept. 24 and will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Community Room at the Placer County Sheriff's Office headquarters in the Auburn Justice Center, 2929 Richardson Drive, Auburn.

The academy will kick off with a welcome by top sheriff's administrators and an overview of how the department works. On subsequent nights, presentations will be made by air operations, Search and Rescue, the bomb squad, the Special Enforcement Team, the marine unit, investigations, hostage negotiators and the drug task force. There will also be a demonstration by members of the K-9 team. In addition, participants will be touring the new jail, will tour the morgue, the 911 dispatch center, and the air operations hangar.

The academy is intended to provide the citizens of Placer County with an overview of the Sheriff Office's functions, policies and procedures, as well as getting them involved in their community. The goal of the academy is to provide a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement's role in the community. Attendees must be at least 18 years of age, work or reside in Placer County and agree to submit to a minor background check.

The deadline for making a reservation is August 6. To reserve a spot, call Community Services Officer Kim Rivera at (530) 889-6922 or email krivera@placer.ca.gov

Community Involvement on Placer County Projects in Development: CountryHouse Memory Care Facility

For those who have requested to be included in the noticing of the subject project and/or CEQA projects in Placer County, click here to see the Mitigated Negative Declaration for your review. .

The public comment period for this project starts on June 29, 2015 and ends on July 28, 2015; your comments can be emailed to cdraecs@placer.ca.gov or mailed to :

  • 3091 County Center Drive
  • Suite 190
  • Auburn, CA 95603.

July MAC Meeting Summary

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

Barton Ranch:
Presented by: Ron Wood, RFE Engineering, Project Civil Engineer, Melanie Jackson , Associate Planner, Placer County Planning Services Division (1 5 min.)
A proposed project to develop a 10 - acre parcel into a 10 - unit Planned Residential Development that would include 2.4 acres of open space. The project is located on the west side of Barton Road, north of Macargo Road and adjacent to the intersection between Barton Road and Rockhurst Way.

Granite Estates Professional Center:
Presented by: Roy Schaefer, Associate Planner, Placer County Planning services Division, Ron Wood, RFE Engineering, Project Civil Engineer , Jeff Stowell, Architect (15 min.)
The project proposes a Conditional Use Permit, Tent ative Parcel Map and Design Review to construct three medical office buildings and one office building with associated parking (109 stalls) , and circulation areas on a 4.45 - acre parcel, APN: 048 - 083 - 017. The project is located on south side of Douglas Boul evard at Granite Estates Drive, Granite Bay, CA .

Placer County Burn Day Infomation

Burn day information is usually updated daily at 8 a.m. Current burn day information is also available by telephone at the following numbers:

  • Auburn area: 530-889-6868
  • Outside Auburn: 1-800-998-BURN (2876), toll-free

Placer County also has a chipper program that can help reduce large burn piles to small biodegradable chip piles.

Supervisors Approve Proposed Budget for 2015-16 Fiscal Year

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on June 16 to approve an $803 million proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The proposed balanced budget is less than one percent higher than the $798 million final budget for this fiscal year.

To read more, please click here.

National Association of Counties Honors County Health and Human Services Department With Five Awards

The Placer County Health and Human Services Department will receive five 2015 Achievement Awards at next month’s annual convention of the National Association of Counties. To read more, please click here.

Conservation on Tap as Board Hears Drought Update from Placer County Water Agency (PCWA)

Even though customers from 19 Sacramento-area water agencies have saved more than 20 billion gallons of water since January and the region leads the state in water conservation, it isn't enough. Facing a fourth consecutive year of drought, California is now under strict water conservation requirements that are forcing residential, agricultural and commercial water users to change their water habits.

To read more, please click here.

Committees and Commissions

The Board of Supervisors appoints citizens of Placer County to committees and commissions in order to guide and advise local government. These are the committees and commissions we invite you to consider serving on. We have regular vacancies and it is important that these be filled by a broad spectrum of voices.

mPOWER Provides Incentives Installing Water Conservation Measures

On May 5, 2015, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a waiver of the processing fee for all mPOWER applications received between May 1 and October 31, 2015 that include the installation of $1,500 or more in water conservation measures. This processing fee waiver will save residential applicants $500 and $1,300 for non-residential applicants.

To read more, please click here.

Obeying Leash Laws Keeps Dogs, Wildlife and the Public Safe

Placer County does have a leash law. It is a simple rule that states it is illegal for people to allow their dogs to run free in unincorporated areas of the county. The ordinance requires that if a dog is off its owner's premise, the dog must be on a leash or in an adequate enclosure.

To read more, please click here.

Upcoming Meetings

Tues., September 1, 2015
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed.,September 2, 2015
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Wed., September 9, 2015
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., September 15, 2015
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Tues., Septemer 15, 2015
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Jessie Helms Room – Loomis Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed.,September 16, 2015
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Wed., September 23, 2015
7:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., October 7, 2015
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Mon., July 6, 2015 -
Mon., September 28, 2015

Farmers Market
8:30 AM - 1 PM

Thurs., September 10, 2015
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., September 15, 2015
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

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








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