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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May MAC Meeting Summary

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

Jewish Community Center Chabad:
The Jewish Community Center Chabad of Roseville, Inc. proposes a new worship space, assembly space, classrooms, ritual bath area, kitchen, library, offices, conference room, sleeping guest suites, a multipurpose room, and children play areas in two buildings on its property at 4410 Douglas Boulevard in Granite Bay. The project will involve the demolishing of the 4,600 square feet of existing building space on the property, and construction of a new 17,100 square foot community/worship building, and a 6,600 square foot religious education building.

Regional Bikeway Master Plan Update:
The Department of Public Works and Facilities and the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) is partnering to update the Placer County Regional Bikeway Plan which identifies the future bikeway improvements proposed in the unincorporated areas of Placer County and integrates bikeway planning efforts of the six incorporated cities to create a regional bikeway system. Staff will present an overview of the recommended bikeway network for your information and feedback.

Presenters: Aaron Hoyt, PCTPA and Stephanie Holloway, DPWF

Countywide Park & Trail Master Plan:
County staff will provide an update on the progress of the Countywide Park & Trail Master Plan, which is expected to be complete in late 2018 and will guide recreational development and operation in Placer County for the next 10 years.

Presenters: Andy Fisher, Lisa Carnahan, Ted Rel, Placer County Parks Division

Placer Awards $3.3M Contract for Road Maintenance, Approves $7.3M in Road Projects from Gas Funding

The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday awarded a $3.3 million road maintenance contract to repair, strengthen and protect approximately 9.9 miles of county roads in Granite Bay and North Lake Tahoe. Click here to read more.

Placer County Youth Commission Seeks Applicants for 2018-19 Term

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 2018-19 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 and 21. They represent diverse backgrounds, experiences and skill sets.Click here to read more.

Job Seekers Offered Range Of ‘Get Hired’ Workshops Thanks To County, Adult School Partnership

Maria San Juan was hoping to find a better job. That goal brought her to the Placer School for Adults Career Center in Auburn. On a recent morning, she sat in a room with others including a college student looking to enter the workforce for the first time, and an older woman who had been laid off and was looking for work. Click here to read more.

Serve Our Democracy as a Placer County Poll Worker

Democracy doesn’t happen by itself.

Staffing Placer County’s polling sites each election takes more than 1,300 poll workers, and our office of elections is now accepting applications for all positions for California’s June 5 statewide primary election and the Nov. 6 general election. It’s a great chance to give back to the community, be a part of the excitement of our democratic process and earn a little money, too. Click here to read more

Placer Business Resource Center Now Open In Rocklin

Continuing its commitment to the business community, Placer County opened the doors of its new Placer Business Resource Center today, offering a one-stop-shop for business development services at no or low cost.. Click here to read more.


The Granite Bay MAC’s monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, 2018 has been cancelled. The next MAC meeting is set for Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Awards Ceremony Honors Local Youth Who’ve Made a Difference

The awardees included high school students who had started STEM workshops for middle school girls, created a nonprofit organization providing tutoring to English language learners and more. Click here to read more.

Free Medication Take-back Across Placer County April 28

A free medication take-back event will take place at many locations across Placer County on Saturday, April 28. Click here to read more.

Placer Appoints Suzi Vinci as New Veterans Service Officer

Promoting the interest and welfare of veterans and their families is now the privilege and responsibility of Suzi Vinci, Placer’s new veterans service officer. Click here to read more

Annual Rankings Give Nod to Health of Placer Community

Placer County continues to hold the top spot among California counties for quality of life, according to results from the ninth annual County Health Rankings available at http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/. Click here to read more.

Upcoming Meetings

Wed., May 2, 2018
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Tues., May 8, 2018
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., May 9, 2018
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., May 9, 2018
7:00 PM
South Placer Fire District Board of Directors

Tues., May 15, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Beecher Room – Auburn Library
Older Adult Advisory Commission

Tues., May 22, 2018
9:00 AM
Placer County Board of Supervisors

Wed., May 23, 2018
6:00 PM
SJW District Board

Wed., June 6, 2018
7:00 PM
Granite Bay MAC

Upcoming Events

Tues., May 1, 2018- Tues., May 29, 2018
Foothill Farmers’ Market
8:30 AM - 1 PM
** This event is held on Tuesdays year-round **

Wed., May 2, 2018 - Wed., May 30, 2018
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 1:30 PM
** This event is held on Wednesdays year-round **

Wed., May 2, 2018 - Wed., May 30, 2018
Accordion Society Meets
6:30 PM - 9 PM

Thurs., May 3, 2018- Thurs, May 31, 2018
Kaiser Permanente Farmers Markets
10 AM - 3 PM
** This event is held on Thursdays year-round **

Thurs., May 10, 2018
Food Truck Fun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
** This event is held on the second Thursday of every month year-round **

Tues., May 15, 2018
Gloves and Shovels Garden Club
10 AM
** This event is held on the third Tuesday of every month **

Sun., May 27, 2018
Outdoor Picker's Market
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
** This event is held on every fourth Sunday

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