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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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.

May MAC Meeting Summary

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

Ventura at Granite Bay:
Ventura at Granite Bay is a proposal to develop a 33-lot detached single-family residential subdivision on a 6.11 acre site (APNs 050-160-026 and 050-160-077) located on the south side of Eureka Road, east of Purdy Lane. The site is designated High Density Residential and Rural Low Density Residential in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned RM-DL 10-Dc (Residential Multi-Family, Density Limitation of 10 units per acre combining Design Scenic Corridor) and RS-AG-B-40 PD=1 (Residential Single Family, combining Agriculture, minimum building site of 40,000 square feet, combining Planned Residential Development of 1.0 unit per acre).

Requested entitlements include a Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map, Minor Boundary Line Adjustment, and a setback variance for one lot along Eureka Road.

Presented by: Ron Higgins, L&H Homes (20 Minutes)

Another New Granite Bay Alert Posted

A number of projects have been proposed that will have an impact on the community and are in various stages of submittal at County. Click here to learn more about them.

Placer County Proclaims Support for Sutter Health’s Regional Effort to End Homelessness

The Placer County Board of Supervisors proclaimed support for Sutter Health’s Getting to Zero campaign, a regional effort to end chronic homelessness by aligning programs and resources around a low-or-no barrier approach to housing individuals experiencing homelessness. Click here to read more.

Placer County Youth Commission Seeks Applicants

The Placer County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications from young people who wish to serve as one of 18 formally-appointed members of the Placer County Youth Commission for the 2017-18 term. The Placer County Youth Commission is an advisory board to the Placer County Board of Supervisors and consists of at least one representative from each of the five supervisorial districts. These commissioners must be between the ages of 14-21. They represent diverse backgrounds, experiences and skill sets, and provide a unique perspective in their recommendations to the board of supervisors. Click here to read more.

Placer County Launches Community Survey on Future Park and Trail Improvements

Placer County recreation planners are asking residents to take a 15-minute online survey to share their thoughts on the future of the county’s parks, trails, open spaces and beaches.

The feedback will be used to develop a 10-year vision for recreation improvements in Placer County. Click here to read more.

Community Member Recognized As Public Health Champion for Work Promoting Youth Dental Care

When volunteers with the Miles of Smiles program began visiting Roseville schools, they were surprised by the number of students suffering from tooth decay.

“I pulled out those papers one time, and about 80 percent of the kids had urgent dental needs,” said Ruth Burgess, one of the program’s founders. Click here to read more.

Upcoming Meetings

Wed., July 5, 2017
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Tues., July 11, 2017
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., July 12, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., July 18, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Beecher Room – Auburn Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Wed., July 19, 2017
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Wed., July 26, 2017
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

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

Upcoming Events

Thurs., July 6, 2017-
Thurs, July 27, 2017

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

Tues., July 4, 2017-
Tues., July 25, 2017

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

Wed., July 5, 2017-
Wed., July 26, 2017

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

Wed., July 5, 2017-
Wed., July 26, 2017

Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., July 13, 2017
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., July 18, 2017
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., July 23, 2017
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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