Politics

Fire funding up for Meadow Vista, Foresthill votes

Placer Hills Fire Protection District is seeking $900,000 annually from taxpayers through a $185-a-year parcel tax that will be up for a vote May 7. Foresthill Fire is doing the s ...

Placer CEO gets a $10K raise

Hired last January, Placer County’s top executive is getting a raise. Without comment at the tail end of Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to boost ...

Mayor’s 4 top issues for this year

Editor’s note: Mayor Cheryl Maki submitted four points to watch for in Auburn this year. 1: Of course all of us are hyper-sensitive to the problem with wildfires, particular ...

It took 168 years for this to happen in Placer County

New Placer County Supervisor Bonnie Gore made it two women on the Board of Supervisors when she was sworn in Tuesday. Joining Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery, Gore’s oath of ...

Governor’s Placer visit spotlights wildfire threat

COLFAX - Newly minted Gov. Gavin Newsom traveled from Sacramento to Colfax today to outline new executive actions to address wildfire safety. Twelve hours after being sworn in as ...

Placer to start 2019 with new county counsel

Placer County starts the new year with an interim county counsel after the retirement of Gerald Carden. Carden, who has worked in the County Counsel’s Office since 1988, is ...

Major step in Auburn-to-Roseville coroner move

In a key development in moving the Placer County coroner’s facility out of Auburn, supervisors approved a $24 million contract Tuesday to design and build a new facility in R ...

Cannabis tax a top priority for Colfax Council

Editor’s note: After the Colfax City Council election results were certified, the Journal spoke with each of the candidates who will be taking seats to get their perspectives ...

Finally final: Colfax election results

Editor’s note: After the Colfax City Council election results were certified, The Journal spoke with each of the candidates who will be taking seats to get their perspectives ...

With Reagan-family aplomb, ill GOP chair steps down

Placer County GOP chief Dennis Revell has resigned as he fights a battle with a medical condition — Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia — that has resulted in major surgery sc ...

Placer supes affordable housing fee discussion bumped to spring

It will be well into the new year before Placer County supervisors take another look at establishing a $5.95 per-square-foot fee for smaller western Placer County subdivision devel ...

Election results: Auburn City Council, Placer Bond Measure, Parks Board

Auburn has elected a new City Council member and a $42 million Placer High School bond measure is on its way to voter approval. Attorney Sandra Amara finished second in a field of ...

Plan calls for Auburn’s county jail to shrink

With several question marks looming on the state corrections horizon, Placer County is hedging its bets on the number of jail beds it will keep open at its North Auburn facility. ...

Councilman questions Caltrans’ Auburn roundabout plan

Outspoken City Councilman Bill Kirby’s thoughts on Caltrans’ roundabout proposal for a key Auburn intersection were aired in open session and then caught more candidly ...

On The Issues: Auburn parks candidate Ferris answers key questions

The November election gives Auburn residents the opportunity to choose two of five positions on the Auburn Recreation District board. And the Journal is asking questions on key is ...