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Stay Informed with County Updates During PSPS Events

Alert Center allows you to view all alerts and emergencies in Nevada County. These are different from CodeRED Emergency Alerts and are not evacuation notices, but general non-emergency updates during an emergency event. In addition to subscribing to "Emergency Updates" from Nevada County's website at, residents can find these updates at during a PG&E power outage event.

CodeRED is the County's official emergency alert notification system and will be used for emergency or time-sensitive situations to keep you informed. We might use CodeRED in situations such as wildfires, evacuation notices, floods, boil water notices, criminal activity, and missing persons/children.

Sign up for CodeRED at, by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL-211, or text ReadyNevadaCounty to 99411.

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Home Generator Safety

If you don't understand how to use your generator or battery, you risk damaging your property, endangering your life and endangering the lives of PG&E employees who may be working on power lines in your community. PG&E has provided tips on how to properly operate portable generators, permanent-standy generators, portable batteries, and home batteries.

PG&E Generator Safety


Residential and Restaurant Food Safety Tips

Residential and Restaurant Food Safety Tips
With potential electricity shortages facing Nevada County, the County Department of Environmental Health offers the following food safety tips to prevent food-borne illness in the event of power outages. When the power comes back on, all potentially hazardous foods must be evaluated for proper temperatures. Bacteria can multiply rapidly on potentially hazardous foods that have been at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Thawed foods that are at 41 fahrenheit or below should be used as soon as possible. Do not refreeze thawed foods. Cook foods to proper temperatures to ensure food safety.

For local restaurants and food facilities, Environmental Health has provided a Re-Opening Checklist after Loss of Power (PSPS Event) for food facilities and restaurants .

For residental information please reivew the Residential Food Safety Tips


Fall 2019 County Progress Report Available

In an ongoing effort to increase transparency and accountability regarding the work and resources dedicated to the Board of Supervisor's annual objectives, the County Executive Office (CEO) has implemented performance management software which tracks progress on objectives set by the Board. At the July 9th Board of Supervisors meeting, Assistant County Executive Officer Mali Dyck presented the County's first mid-year report. Since the July report, County departments have continued to track progress on Board objectives. The second report covers progress made from July through September and can be viewed on the Board website.

Each quarterly update will allow the Board and the public to have greater insight into how County departments are accomplishing the Board's objectives. The reports include progress updates and highlights several of the many initiatives with additional detailed information.

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County Staff Present at International ICMA Conference on Citizen Engagement Initiatives

Staff from Nevada County's Executive Office (CEO) attended the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conference earlier this month to present on Nevada County initiatives and programs. ICMA is the world's leading association of professional city and county managers and other employees who serve local governments, consisting of more than 12,000 members.

Mali Dyck, Assistant County Executive Officer, presented on a panel with other local jurisdictions from the City of Rockhill, South Carolina and Canandaigua, New York on community surveys. Taylor Wolfe, Administrative Analyst, facilitated a group discussion on resident education programs on government structure and services, similar to Nevada County's Citizen's Academy. Nearly 40 participants discussed their current and future programs, what works and what didn't.

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November 5th Special Board Meeting Preview

Board of Supervisors regular meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, at the beginning of each meeting, the public can address the Board on items that don't appear on the agenda but are of public interest and are within the jurisdiction of the Board. Tuesday's November 5th special meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Chambers at the Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City.

First, the Board will accept the 2019 California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Merit Award for the Building Department Outpost.

At 9:30 a.m., County Librarian Yolande Wilburn will welcome Friends of the Truckee Library and representatives from Eastern County for an update to the Board on Eastern County Library discussions.

Afterwards, the Board will hear from the Nevada County Transportation Commission (NCTC) regarding the Nevada City State Route 49 Multimodal Corridor Plan.

At 10:30 a.m., there will be a Public Hearing to discuss the use of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Income (PI) Funding.

Then the Board will consider extending the prohibition of outdoor burning during fire season in the Yuba River Corridor as a Pilot Program until the end of declared fire season in 2020.

Beginning at 11:00 a.m., the Office of Emergency Services will bring a local emergency proclamation to the Board due to recurrent Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), and requesting that the Governor continue to maintain a State of Emergency for the County of Nevada. Then, the Board will consider sending a Letter of Concern to the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) regarding Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) impacts.

You are invited to join the Board on their tour of the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project. They will leave the County Administrative Center at 1:30 p.m., and arrive on location at approximately 2:00 p.m.: 14699 S. Ponderosa Way, Grass Valley. After a walk-through of the project and review of the process being implemented, the Board will leave for the second part of the tour, beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. at 15424 Ted Court, Grass Valley. Following the walk through of the second project area and closing remarks, the meeting will adjourn on site.

Meeting Agenda

Mental Health Services Act Community Meetings

Discuss mental health needs in our community! Learn more about Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding and provide input for the next Three Year Plan. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
Mark your calendar for two upcoming meetings on MHSA funding on Tuesday, November 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., both in the Empire Room of the Eric Rood Center in Nevada City.

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Road Crews

Meadow Lakes Road Culvert Replacement Project

Nevada County crews worked to replace 3 - 11' x 7' culverts along Meadow Lakes Road in eastern Nevada County that restored access to Bowman Lake and Jackson Meadows.

The culverts were damaged during the 2017 flood event and were the last of Nevada County's 2017 flood damage repair projects. The project was completed in 3 weeks with the assistance of the Nevada Irrigation District.  Cal OES and FEMA provided project funding. '

Nevada County Public Works


Transit Free Fare Day: November 8th

Transit Free Fare Day: November 8th
Ride for free on Gold Country Stage on all routes on Friday, November 8th. Routes will be operating their normal schedules, days, and times.

Nevada County Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) air quality grant that provides public transit funding assistance for projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility.
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Purchase Gold Country Stage Transit Passes with Debit or Credit Cards

Gold Country Stage transit riders are now able to purchase bus passes with debit or credit cards! Riders can purchase bus passes with a card at the Gold Country Stage Transit Services office at 13081 John Bauer Avenue in Grass Valley during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is a $2.50 processing fee for using a debit or credit card.
One Zone monthly passes are $45 for adults and $22.50 for seniors, disabled and youth. Two Zone monthly passes are $90 for adults and $45 for for seniors, disabled and youth.

Nevada County Transit Services

Evicted Book Discussion at Hospitality House 

The Nevada County Community Library is partnering with Hospitality House for a book discussion of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning title Evicted, by Matthew Desmond.
Desmond examines the challenges of poverty in America and the disadvantages that people are faced with. The program will be held at Hospitality House on November 6th at 10:00 a.m. This event will include a tour of their facilities, a book discussion, and a personal testimonial of a guest residing at Hospitality House. Space is limited and registration is required. The Madelyn Helling Library has limited copies of Evicted available for check out.

Library Events Calendar


360° Camera Experience at the Library

Drop by the Madelyn Helling Library on the first two Saturdays in November for a chance to explore their new 360° cameras!

On November 2nd and 9th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. the library will have their new 360° cameras available for patrons and community members to play and experience. Come to learn, experiment, and be inspired by this emerging technology.

Library Events Calendar

Taking Health & Climate Change Personally

The Nevada Theatre is presenting a community forum on Taking Health & Climate Change Personally: The Health Effects of Climate Change & What We Can Do About It on Wednesday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. Join speakers Dr. Ken Cutler, Nevada County's Public Health Officer; Dr. Sarah Woerner, Pediatrician; Dr. Roger Hicks, Urgent Care Physician; and Dr. Brad Miller, Internist.

The event is sponsored by Nevada County Climate Action Now, Citizens' Climate Lobby, and Full Circle Learning.

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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: 

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 seeks an individual to join our Information Systems Analyst team.  Join this dynamic environment supporting business applications, data integration, Business Intelligence and Analytics  for 50+ county entities. The ideal candidate possesses a strong technical foundation in addition to skills in project management, business analysis, requirements gathering, and software evaluation. Strong troubleshooting and discovery skills through self-guided research, SQL, Windows Server and IIS Administration, data integration, business intelligence reporting tools, SSIS, process automation on the K2 Platform, and SharePoint administration are all highly desired technical skills.

Apply for Information Systems Analyst by November 22nd. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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