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Posted on: September 22, 2022

You're invited to the 4th Community Workshop on the Greater Higgins Area Plan!

Higgins 4th Community Meeting September 28 6pm-7:30pm

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Sierra College Students Now Ride Free with Their Sierra College ID on Nevada County Transit

Ride Free with Your Share Sierra College ID

Rocklin, Calif. August 19, 2022—Starting Aug. 22, 2022, currently enrolled Sierra College students simply need to show their student ID to access unlimited free rides on fixed-route services provided by participating public transit operators in Placer and...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Get New Projects Permitted with New Unpermitted Improvement (formerly As-Built) Policy

BOS Meeting-August 8, 2022 - Staff speaking to BOS on New Unpermitted Improvement Policy

On August 9, 2022, the Board of Supervisors received a presentation from the Nevada County Building Department on the department’s new Unpermitted Improvement Policy, formerly the As-Built policy. This revised policy addresses many of the hurdles and conc...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

New Go Nevada County Website Showcases Sustainable Tourism and Recreation

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NEVADA CITY, Calif. (August 11, 2022) – Residents and visitors now have access to a newly launched Go Nevada County website, an easy-to-navigate virtual guide that puts a wealth of experiences and unforgettable itineraries together in one beauti...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Nevada County Awards $415,570 in First Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

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Nevada City, CA – August 3, 2022 – On July 26th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors accepted the mid-year progress report for their 2022 objectives. Progress highlights for the Board’s newest objective, Recreation, included recent awards totaling $415...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Department of Cannabis Control Appoints Jeff Merriman to Cannabis Advisory Committee

Department of Cannabis Control Appoints Nevada County's Director of Cannabis Compliance for the C

We’re pleased to announce that the Code and Cannabis Compliance Divisions’ Director, Jeff Merriman, has been appointed to the California Department of Cannabis Control‘s (DCC) Cannabis Advisory Committee (CAC)!  The CAC is expected to provide val...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Community Development Agency Fee Schedule Change Effective September 1, 2022

Community Development Agency Fee Schedule Change Effective September 1, 2022.

Community Development Agency (CDA) fee schedule increase will take effect on September 1, 2022.  On June 21st, the Board of Supervisors adopted the annual County Consolidated Fee Ordinance which included an average 5.8% increase across all CDA de...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

New Unpermitted Improvement Policy is Here to Help You Get Your New Building Projects Permitted

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Have you ever wanted to ask questions about your property but are worried that you will be opening up a can of worms? Have you wanted to get a building permit for a renovation project but are concerned about the unpermitted shed on your property? The Neva...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Nevada County Connects Offers Free Transit Fares July 15th & 16th to Support Health Clinic

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California CareForce is hosting a free health clinic at Nevada Union High School this weekend. To make this free service more accessible, Nevada County Connects is offering free bus fares on all routes on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th.

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

2 Additional Ways to Access the Building Department and the Community Development Agency Are Back

NCCA and Nevada County Staff standing at Building Outpost Desk at NCCA.

The Community Development Agency (CDA) is bringing back out 2 ways to assist you with your permit and application needs. On June 2, CDA relaunched the Over the Counter Wednesday Plan Review Program, which provides plan review services for qualifying proje...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Nevada County Requests Cal OES Disaster Declaration for Grape Crop Loss

2022 Grape Crop Loss - Frozen grape vines.

June 2—On Thursday, June 9th, Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner Chris de Nijs has requested a USDA disaster declaration through the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for grape growers in Nevada County due to freezing temperatures tha...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Over the Counter Wednesday Plan Review Program is Back!

Staff review plans with potential client for Over the Counter Wednesday.

Have your permit plans reviewed while you wait! The Over-the-Counter Wednesday Plan Review Program started in 2015 to help expedite the permit process by shortening your two-week review to a one-hour pre-scheduled appointment. 

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Nevada County Board of Supervisors Accepts $950,000 CAL FIRE Grant to Support Wildfire Prevention

CALFIRE Grant for $950,000 presented to Nevada County Board of Supervisors by Public Works.

Nevada City, CA - The Nevada County Board of Supervisors formally accepted funds awarded by CAL FIRE at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting.  CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) announced last month that it had secured funding for a...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

National Public Works Week Highlighted Our Ready & Resilient Public Works Crews

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On May 10th, the Board of Supervisors joined jurisdictions nationwide in proclaiming May 15th to 21st as National Public Works Week. Public Works professionals help keep our community strong by providing an infrastructure of services in transportation, wa...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Building Safety Month: Building Codes in Action

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May is Building Safety Month. The International Code Council founded building Safety Month to promote worldwide building safety and help individuals, families, and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures in our commun...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Review Designs and Help Shape the Community May 4th 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 3 May 4th 6-7:30pm review designs and join the conversation.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Nevada County Connects Free Transit Fares April 29th & 30th in Celebration of Earth Day

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Come celebrate Earth Day in Nevada City as Nevada County Connects offers free fares on all routes on April 29th and 30th! It’s our gift to the Earth, from you. 

Please help us make a positive impact in our communities by riding transit, ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Waste Management Offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste Events

WM Greenwaste May 9 & 16, 2022 9am-3pm at McCourtney Road Transfer Station.

Waste Management offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste events this spring. Please see the specific details of their program below. 

Who: Nevada County ResidentsWhen: Mondays: May 9 & 16th What: Dispose of all your lan...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Nevada County Environmental Health to Hold Mosquito Fish Giveaways in May and June

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The Nevada County Environmental Health Department Vector Control Program will be holding Mosquito Fish Giveaways on five Thursday afternoons throughout May and June. Mosquito Fish can consume large quantities of insect larvae in your pond or other standin...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access Points Effective 4/8/2022

Hirschdale Block 2022

Help ensure access to the Hirschdale area by using the parking and access points to the Tahoe Pyramid Trail and Truckee River (effective 4/8/2022). Please remember to respect homeowners, private property, and leave no trace to protect this important commu...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Cascade Shores

Neighbors Giving Each Other a High Five

Nevada County’s Building Director Craig Griesbach shared with me a special experience he had while working to address green waste cleanup needs around the county: “This past month, I met a disabled veteran and his neighbor in Cascade Shores. The veteran n...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Hirschdale Recreational Planning Stakeholder Group Final Report

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The Hirschdale Recreational Planning Stakeholder Group Final Report has been issued, along with anticipated timeframes for the report's recommendations.

BACKGROUND

During the COVID-19 pandemic, recreation impacts along the Truckee River in Hirschdale reache...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Special Public Meeting before the Planning Commission on March 24, 2022, Beginning at 9:30am

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Nevada County released the original Notice of Availability on January 3rd and extended it on February 7, for Draft EIR for the Idaho-Maryland Mine project. See press release. All public comments on the Draft EIR must be submitted via email to Idaho.MMEIR@...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Nevada County Celebrates Weights and Measures Week, March 1 -7.

Nevada County Celebrates Ag Weights and Measure Week

Nevada County announces Weights and Measures Week, March 1 -7, 2022.  These dates are designated every year to commemorate President John Adams’s signing of the first United States weights and measures law on March 2nd, 1799.

“Here in Nevada Count...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Join the Discussion to Help Shape the Community March 2 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 2 Wed. March 2 6-7:30pm to learn more and participate in community meeting.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Revised Notice of Availability - Comment Period Extension and Date Change of Special Meeting

Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to provide comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project

Nevada CountyRevised Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR

PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD TIME EXTENSION: The Original ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Nevada County Offers Free Storm Green Waste Disposal

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Nevada City, January 28, 2022—The County of Nevada is contracting with the Fire Safe Council to offer free storm-related green waste disposal to Nevada County residents for three extended weekends this spring. It is no secret that recent storms created a ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

California Environmental Quality Act

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) can be found at: www.mynevadacounty.com/ceqa

Want to learn more about the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)? Review the CEQA page.

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Notice of Availability of Idaho-Maryland Mine Draft EIR & Public Meeting to Provide Comments

Notice of Availability Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments Idaho-Maryland Mine.

Nevada CountyNotice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments on the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project EIR 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A 60-DAY REVIEW PERIOD HAS BEGU...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

River Fire Recovery Continues with Residential Master Plans Available for Property Owners

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The Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA), Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES), Nevada County Contractors’ Association (NCCA), teamed up with several local design professionals to provide preapproved residential master plans for pr...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Community Meeting: Introduction to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)

CEQA Training: April 1, 2021 6:30-8pm

Join Nevada County for an online community meeting introducing CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) to residents on Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CEQA is a statewide policy implemented for environmental protection. The CEQA law req...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Report Down Trees and Drainage Concerns in Unincorporated Nevada County

Reporting Tree and Drainage Concerns, cloud hovers over broken tree that leans over a roadway.

With meteorologists forecasting an impactful storm system this Saturday into next week in Northern California, Nevada County Public Works encourages residents to report their roadside concerns. 

  • If you have an emergency, please report immediately ...
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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Update on Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access

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For many Nevada County residents, outdoor recreation is like oxygen. It is essential and it is the reason many of us choose to live here. Similarly, many of us put down roots here, away from larger cities, because we’re drawn to the beauty that is right i...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Nevada County Releases 2020 Agricultural Crop Report

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This week the Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner presented the 2020 Nevada County Annual Crop and Livestock Report to the Board of Supervisors. This annual report helps gauge the economic health and diversity of the agricultural community here in Nev...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Supervisors Approve Affordable Housing Master Plan Project To Create a Unique Regional Approach

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On October 12, Nevada County Supervisors unanimously approved a new Affordable Housing Master Plan Project.  This project will help create affordable housing critical to the region by providing housing master plans that can be used for either acc...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Nevada County Transit Announces Bus Art Winner!

Congratulatons Denise Wey! Art Bus Wrap Winner 2021, bus outline with wrap of poppies and river.

For the bus art to truly reflect the community, we asked the community, you, to vote on your favorite designs. We collected results and the winner was selected. 

Nevada County Transit announces the bus art winner Denise Wey with Poppies. Coming Su...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Nevada County Code Compliance Works With Property Owner to Cleanup Parcel

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Nevada County property owners knew there were complicated issues involved with cleaning up their property. With the guidance of Nevada County Code Compliance staff, the property owners better understood the unique challenges they faced and were connected ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission Grant Program Now Open

Grant Funding Available Proposal Due November 30, image of wildlife with a tree in a circle.

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is now soliciting grant proposals for the Fiscal Year 2022/2023. The grant program is entirely supported through the Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund, which receives revenues resulting from vi...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project And Workshop 1 Announcement

SCMAC Workshop 1

Nevada County is kicking off an exciting project to help guide future development and amenities in the Higgins Corner and Lake of the Pines area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a ...
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Community Development News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

California Department of Cannabis Control Tours Nevada County

Good to Grow, Nevada County Cannabis Compliance, group shot with members of cannabis organizations.

On Friday, September 22, various members of the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance and the Cannabis Compliance Division Program Manager, Jeff Merriman accompanied the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)  on a cannabis-specific tour of local busines...

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