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New Placer County Safety Vehicles

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August 28, 2016
Edward Smith

New Placer County Safety Vehicles

I’m Ed Smith, a Loomis Personal Injury Attorney. Supervisors from Placer County approved an expenditure on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, for a purchase of $1.5 million for new vehicles to be used by county officials.


The purchase of the new law enforcement vehicles are replacing the preexisting vehicles that will soon be retired. The estimated time for the arrival of the new vehicles is at the end of October of 2016. Brett Wood, the Purchasing Manager, stated that the purchases were classified as “urgent” because of the immediate submission of the vehicle orders to be sent to the manufacturer to prevent delivery delays. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services is making the purchase for the new vehicles in order to save $54,000 when compared to the quote issued by Winner Chevrolet of Colfax. The purchase consists of 34 Chevrolet Tahoe SUVS to be used for patrol and 8 vehicles that will not be in use for patrol but will be used for other official business of the county.

Other Placer County Safety Board News

Supervisors from the Placer County Board have also made an approval for a new Cal Fire contract for 10.6 billion dollars. The increase consists of hiring a third North Auburn battalion chief and two new Sunset Industrial Area firefighters. In addition, there will also be an increase set by Cal Fire in Sacramento for administrative rates and benefits. Cal Fire works to provide protection against wildfires and additional assistance year-round. The Placer County Board also stated that the month of September will be Hunger Action Month. A board meeting on Tuesday involving the county Department of Health and Human Services receiving a report from Feeding America’s Mind stating that 12.6 of Placer County locals do not have sufficient funds in order to secure their needs for food.

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