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UPDATE:The Granite Bay Community Association’s appeal of the Planning Commission approval of the Chabad set for February 5 before the Board of Supervisors was continued to an open date due to a noticing error.

The Granite Bay Community Association felt it necessary to defend and support the Granite Bay Community Plan that this community spent hundreds of hours creating Therefore, GBCA paid $602 to appeal the Placer County Planning Commission’s approval of the Chabad of Roseville which is proposed at the corner of Douglas Boulevard and Woodgrove Way. The appeal sets forth the following issues: Setback Variances, Adequacy of the Environmental Review, Aesthetic Impacts, Traffic, Design, Lot Coverage, and Height.

The Board of Supervisors has 90 days to consider the appeal and it is likely this item will be before the Board in late January or early February. To read the appeal which was filed click here.

The Granite Bay Community Association felt it necessary to defend and support the Granite Bay Community Plan that this community spent hundreds of hours creating Therefore, GBCA paid $602 to appeal the Placer County Planning Commission’s approval of the Chabad of Roseville which is proposed at the corner of Douglas Boulevard and Woodgrove Way. The appeal sets forth the following issues: Setback Variances, Adequacy of the Environmental Review, Aesthetic Impacts, Traffic, Design, Lot Coverage, and Height.

The Board of Supervisors has 90 days to consider the appeal and it is likely this item will be before the Board in late January or early February. To read the appeal which was filed click here.

This Zoning Text Amendment would exempt 78% of incorporated Placer County and funnel all tiny homes on wheels to just 28% of County. Even though Granite Bay is unincorporated, there is an established Community Plan with Goals and Polices which was developed by residents and adopted by County This arbitrary Zoning Text Amendment threatens to upend the entire character of rural, single family residential neighborhoods and no public notice would be given to neighbors for input. Click here for more details.

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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January MAC Meeting Cancelled

The January 8, 2020 MAC Meeting cancelled. The next Granite Bay MAC Meeting is scheduled for Wed., February 5, 2020. Please note: regular meetings take place on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00PM unless otherwise noticed.

December MAC Meeting Summary

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

Bayside Fields:
The MAC members will receive an informational presentation on Bayside Fields, a proposal to develop recreation uses on a 17.3 acre area on the existing 34.6 acre Bayside Church Granite Bay Property (APN 048-030-083-000, 046-090-042-000). Current approvals allow for recreation uses associated with church activities, but do not allow for organized tournaments and events or regular league use. The applicant is requesting approval from the Planning Commission of a Conditional Use Permit Modification to allow for regular league and tournament use. The parcel is located approximately one-half mile north of Douglas Boulevard between Sierra College Boulevard and Cavitt Stallman Road. The site is designated as Rural Estates (RE 4.6-20 acre minimum) in the Granite Bay Community Plan and is zoned F-B-X-20 Acre Minimum (Farm, 20-acre minimum). Proposed uses include a field area for three to five soccer fields, children’s play area, picnic area, concession/restroom building, storage building, and parking. Approximately 5.7 acres of the 17.3-acre site would be used for passive recreation.
Presenter: Kris Steward, on behalf of Bayside Church

Sports Fields in Granite Bay:
County Parks staff will give a briefing on plans for the replacement of the artificial turf field at Franklin School and give an update on progress of new sports fields development at Eureka School.
Presenter: Andy Fisher/Ted Rel, County Parks Division

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.

Community Outreach Meetings on County Charter Updates Continue In Loomis and Roseville

Community members are invited to share their thoughts on updating the Placer County Charter at two workshops of the county Charter Review Committee next month in Loomis and Roseville.

The Loomis workshop is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Loomis Library, 6050 Library Drive.

The Roseville workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Martha Riley Library in Roseville, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.

Click here to read more.

Whole Person Care Stories of Success

The Whole Person Care pilot program was established in Placer County in 2017 to help address the challenge of homelessness. It was geared at identifying individuals with complex needs, who are frequent users of the system like hospital emergency rooms or jails. Click here to read more.

Placer County Risk Management Division Receives Statewide Award for Innovation

Placer County’s Risk Management Division has received a statewide best practice Eagle Award from the California State Association of Counties Excess Insurance Authority for developing a contract compliance tracking solution.

The process allows Placer County risk managers to efficiently develop, review and audit the insurance requirements for contracts across all Placer County departments - reducing financial risk and saving tax dollars.

Click here to read more.

Volunteers Sought For Tax Assistance Program

Placer County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is currently seeking volunteers.

The program, operating in conjunction with United Way and the IRS, offers free tax assistance to low-income individuals and families at locations in Rocklin and Auburn. Volunteers receive four days of training starting in January, which can also be completed online. Then they can select dates to assist with tax preparation anytime between Jan. 28 and March 27, 2020. Volunteers are needed Tuesdays through Fridays depending on location.

Click here to read more.

State Funds a Portion of Power Shut Off Response

The Placer County Office of Emergency Services has been allocated approximately $452,000 by the State of California to help respond to local impacts from the public safety power shutoffs. The Board of Supervisors unanimously voted today to sign an agreement with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to accept the funds and the conditions of their use.

Click here to read more.

Upcoming Meetings

Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC
**CANCELLED**

Wed., Jan. 8, 2019
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Tues., Jan. 14, 2020
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., Jan.. 22, 2020
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Tues., Jan. 28, 2020
9:00 AM - 10 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., Feb. 5, 2020
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Tues., Jan. 7, 2020- Tues., Jan. 28, 2020
Foothill Farmers’ Market
8:30 AM - 1 PM
** This event is held on Tuesdays year-round **

Wed., Jan. 8, 2020 - Wed., Jan. 29, 2020
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 1:30 PM
** This event is held on Wednesdays year-round **

Wed., Jan. 8, 2020 - Wed., Jan. 29, 2020
Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., Jan. 9, 2019 - Thurs., Jan.. 30, 2019
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Thurs., Jan. 9, 2020
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., Jan. 21, 2020
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., Jan. 26, 2020
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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