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DISTRICT 5 ROUNDUP - July 25, 2013

We find ourselves at the very height of summer-I hope you are enjoying it as much as I.   Speaking for myself, I'm glad that, for the time being at least, the 100 degree plus temperatures are over. Independence Day and all the ceremonies surrounding it were joyous, festive, fun and loud--at last all our pets can come out from under the bed!

Last weekend we had the 58th year of the Tevis Cup and with it an event that spans the 5th District and much of what it has to offer. This is an event I look forward to each year as a volunteer with the Native Sons of the Golden West, Auburn Chapter.  

The race begins in the cool mountains at Robie Park near Northstar, crosses the beautiful Truckee River between Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, summits the majestic crest of the Sierra Nevada at Squaw's High Camp and continues along the Western States Trail through such historic spots as Lyon Ridge, Cougar Rock, Robinson Flat, Last Chance, Deadwood, Michigan Bluff, the town of Foresthill, the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge (AKA "No Hands Bridge") at the North Fork of the American River crossing, finally ending at the finish line at the beautiful Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn.

Whether you ride, crew, or watch, it's an event not to be missed! Here is a link to the many fascinating communities and sights the trail follows:
( When you finally arrive in Auburn, there are a multitude of other events and opportunities to eat, drink and participate in the culture unique to our beautiful Foothills Region.  This year I was fortunate enough see the event up close at High Camp in Squaw Valley and then the finish at the Canyon Overlook in Auburn.  I was able to attend the Haggin Cup judging (the best conditioned horse of the top 10 finishers) and awards festivities the next day.  You can check out the Auburn Journal's coverage of the event at - Congrats to Rusty Toth & Quake and Suzanne Hedgecock & Julio for taking home the top honors!

Be inspired by this amazing race and these amazing athletes - get out there, enjoy the summer and see you on the trail!  


As always, if Jocelyn, Steve or I can be of help, please let us know.


All My Best - Jennifer Montgomery

News & Announcements

Placer County Youth Commissioners Present Achievements of the Year


Placer County Highlights Value of Agricultural Crops and Products 


Real Estate & Property Taxes Update:

Placer County's unemployment dropped to 7 percent in May


Two Seats Available on North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council 


Janice Forbes, Placer County philanthropist, shaped Sierra identity


Ceremony in Dutch Flat Celebrates County's First Little Free Library


Placer Community Foundation CEO Receives Business Journal Award 


Meadow Vista Artist Wins at CA State Fair


County Seeking to Fill Seat on North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council


Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center - Tear Down the Wall Project & Vision


Ironman Lake Tahoe Looking for Volunteers


SEDCorp Small Business Workshop - BusinessOwners Survival Strategies to be held in Auburn on July 25


SRA Fire Fee News & Resources:

  • Mailings started on rural fire-fee bills 
  • 7/23 Telephone Town Hall
  • New BOE District Liason:   David Nelson now serves at the liasion for the Board of Equalization in the greater Sacramento region, represented by Senator George Runner, and the constituents of the Second District of the BOE. Contact David if you have concerns and/or questions about sales and use tax (including the SRA Fee), as well if you would like the Senator or staff to come to an upcoming event. 916-445-1637;

"FastNews" from the City of Auburn - Special Budget Edition


2-Day Online Workshop Essentials of Grant Proposal Writing


Longtime newsman passes away at 81 


Al Gore to Deliver Keynote at Lake Tahoe Summit 


Placer County Wins Gold and Two Major Technical Awards at State Fair


Anti-Bullying Program For Youths To Be Held At Rocklin Library Aug. 10


Foresthill PUD Selects New General Manager - Now Recruiting for Two New Board Members


Unmanned sub to explore fault beneath Lake Tahoe


Crime prevention class offered 8/19 for Placer business owners


Placer Ranked Among Top Healthiest Counties for Kinds


Chinese tourism delegates see potential in Auburn 


Auburn Journal Coverage of the Tevis Cup

Board of Supervisors 

Go online for agendas and online meeting videos.  Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance.

July 9 - Agenda
mPower Placer update including fee implementation; 2012 Agricultural Crop Report; Youth Commission Annual Report

July 22-23 Tahoe:  Agenda  
North Lake Tahoe Resort Association Marketing Report; Tahoe City PUD/Golf Course Update; Tahoe Basin Community Plan Update; North Lake Tahoe Transient Occupancy Tax/Community House/Way Finding Signage
August 15-16  Budget Meetings
August 20
MAC & Coffee Meetings

Past & Upcoming
*Attn:  We have 2 seats open on the North Tahoe Regional Advisory Council.  Apply today!  More info
Foresthill Forum - 7/1  
CANCELLED due to 4th of July Holiday Week
Next Meeting - 8/5 
Meadow Vista MAC - 7/3  
CANCELLED due to 4th of July Holiday Week
Next Meeting - 8/7 

Squaw Valley MAC - 7/4
CANCELLED due to 4th of July Holiday Week
Next Meeting - 8/1

Auburn Coffee - 7/8 & 8/12; 9AM @ Depoe Bay

N. Auburn MAC - 7/9  CANCELLED
Next Meeting - 8/13

Colfax Coffee - 7/10 & 8/14; 9 AM @ Cafe Luna

N. Tahoe RAC - 7/11  
The North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (NLTRA) Infrastructure and Transportation Development
Integrated Work Plan 2013-2022
Next Meeting - 8/8 CANCELLED

WAC MAC - 7/17  agenda

Septic Regulations Update

Next Meeting - 8/21


Donner  Summit MAC - 7/18  agenda

Update of Royal Gorge Property including Park Dedication Fees Review


Foresthill Coffee - 7/22 & 8/26

Tahoe Coffee - 7/25 & 8/22; 9 AM @ Custom's House
Check the District 5 Online Calendar for Updated Minutes and Agendas where available and to sign up for email notifications for any of the meetings listed above.  Agendas are usually posted 3-5 days in advance.
D5 Photos

Supervisor Montgomery enjoying some free time shooting at a 3D Archery Tournament  - July 2013
Supervisor Montgomery checking out the new "Little Free Library" in Dutch Flat - June 2013

Supervisor Montgomery and Captain Ausnow at a recent Cal State Sheriff's Association conference in Squaw Valley - July 2013

Supervisor Montgomery on the Royal Gorge Equestrian Orientation Ride - June 2013
Jen in Jean Jacket 
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Contact Information
Jennifer Montgomery
Office:  (530) 889-4010
Hm Office:  (530) 426-3762
Cell:  (530) 320-4663

Jocelyn Maddux
Office:  (530) 889-4010
Cell:  (530) 990-2505
Steve Kastan
Office:  (530) 581-0345
Cell:  (530) 308-0783

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