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Supervisors Send Letter of Concern Regarding Homeowners Fire Insurance to State

On Tuesday May 28th, District II Supervisor Ed Scofield brought a Letter of Concern to the Board of Supervisors regarding the availability and affordability of homeowners' fire insurance in Nevada County. The Letter, submitted to State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, outlined the potential severity of the issue with approximately 76% of homeowner's properties being located in elevated and extreme wildfire danger areas.

The Letter of Concern called for increased transparency and uniform risk modeling standards to be applied across the insurance industry that take into consideration a) individual homeowner fire mitigation efforts, b) local certification programs, c) neighborhood mitigation programs, and d) regional fire mitigation activities at the local and state levels.

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ReadyNevadaCounty Launches as Part of a Larger Community Wide Strategy goes live this week as part of an innovative, multipronged approach to mobilize the community to take action to prevent and prepare for wildfire. Residents are encouraged to go online for the latest on Nevada County’s wildfire readiness strategies and to find tools to prepare. While there, they can learn more about in-person events, large-scale project implementation, and find answers to frequently asked questions.

This whole-community strategy is as granular as a sticker or bar coaster to get people talking, to working with the state and federal government to ensure resources flow to Nevada County to help with fuel reduction efforts. The goal is to keep the community informed and engaged along every step.

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Lone Oaks Senior Housing in Penn Valley

Supervisors Support Financing Senior Affordable Housing Project in Penn Valley

On Tuesday, May 28th, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved two resolutions that, combined, earmarks $1.2 million in County funds as deferred loans for the Loan Oak Senior Apartments as part of Regional Housing Authorities' developer funding application package to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee. The project is planned to have 31 new units of affordable senior housing, including 24 one-bedroom, and 7 two-bedroom units. The project will house low-income seniors earning between 30-60% of the area median income for Nevada County.

The actions taken by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday related to supporting this financial commitment to the Loan Oak Senior Housing Project ties into the Board's 2019 Objectives Priority to, "Coordinate with local jurisdictions, developers and other partners to maximize leveraging opportunities with new state funding for affordable and workforce housing development."  

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Election Day for State Senate District 1 Special on Tuesday, June 4th

The June 4th State Senate District 1 Special Election is only 4 days away. Nevada County is under a new model called the Voter’s Choice Act, providing greater flexibility and convenience for voters. Nevada County voters can vote by mail or drop their ballot in a Nevada County Drop Box any time before Election Day, or stop by one of Nevada County’s Vote Centers.

Not registered to vote yet? There is still time! Nevada County residents can register and vote the same day at any Vote Center location.

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Nevada County Community Library: Create. Connect. Inspire.

Summer Learning Kick-Off with the Nevada County Library

Summer Learning starts in Western Nevada County on June 8th, and in the Truckee area on June 26th. Join the Grass Valley Library on Saturday, June 8th, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to kick off the Summer Learning Program with fun activities for children as well as a fantastic performance in the library's grassy backyard for the Summer Learning Kick-off Show: Science Wizard. Science Wizard will demonstrate impressive Super Cool Chemistry. Don't miss the explosions!

Come to the Library's free Summer Learning programs for ages 0-18 at your closest library branch, and sign up to get a free book, a challenge sheet and a chance to win awesome prizes!

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Mental Health and Mindfulness Resource Fair at the Truckee Library

The Truckee Library will hold its first mental wellness and mindfulness resource fair, Mind Your Mental Health, on Tuesday, June 11th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event is suitable for all ages, and offers the opportunity to connect with local organizations that support mental health as well as relaxation and mindfulness activities.

All activities and programs are free. Some of the organizations that will be represented are the Adult Services of Nevada County, Family Resource Center of Truckee, and the Tahoe Safe Alliance.

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American Creed

Library Hosts Final American Creed Community Conversation and Film Screening

On Monday, June 3rd, at 4:00 p.m., the third and final American Creed Community Conversation about connection, relationships, and the community will be held at the Grass Valley Library. The public is invited to listen to a brief poem and then participate in a moderated discussion concerning the themes from the reading, moderated by Lori Burkhart-Frank.

Monday's Community Conversation is the third in a series of library events reflecting the issues raised by the PBS documentary film American Creed. In American Creed, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed.

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Job Openings at Nevada County: Deputy Probation Officer III

Nevada County employs approximately 800 employees covering a full range of services and positions, from accountants to wastewater treatment system operators. In Nevada County, quality of life comes first. It is the only rural California county with two designated Cultural Arts Districts and is known for its abundance of outdoor recreational activities.

Nevada County is looking for an individual who is ready to step into a Deputy Probation Officer (DPO) III position within the Probation Department.  Qualified candidates should have social casework experience with at least two years equivalent to a DPO II and hold a bachelor's degree in criminology, behavioral or social sciences or related field.  If you are thinking of moving from another public agency, we encourage you to contact our Human Resources Department to discuss salary, retirement and benefits.  Nevada County has the lowest adult recidivism rate in the state for 2018 based on California State Association of Counties data. Our Probation Department has been recognized for providing excellent service to its clients and the community. 

If you are ready to join a winning team, apply today! Applications are due June 14th. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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