County Memo: Air quality grant awarded |

County Memo: Air quality grant awarded

The Nevada County Community Development Agency was recently awarded a $45,000 grant from the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District which was made possible by AB 2766 that is aimed at reducing motor vehicle emissions. The grant was awarded to help fund the purchase and implementation of new land-use management and permitting software for the agency. The new software will help improve customer service through automated permitting, project tracking, expanded online services, improved transparency, mobile worker possibilities, reducing project plan review turn-around timeframes and services available outside normal business hours.

The Nevada County Building Department, Planning Department, Public Works Department, Environmental Health Department and Code Compliance Division will be benefiting from and utilizing the new software. A contract has been signed with a software vendor and the implementation process has been initiated. The projected “go-live” date of the software is early summer of 2016.

If you have any questions about this grant or the related software, call the Nevada County Building Department at 530-265-1222 or email

20th annual book sale to benefit United Way

Monday through Oct. 30, tables overflowing with books for the United Way Book Sale will again fill the Eric Rood Administrative Center lobby, located at 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City. This marks the 20th year that county employees have participated in the Book Fair. Last year the fair collected over $5,000 to donate to United Way. Donations go to our Local United Way and stay local to address the basic needs of the community. Book donations are welcome at the lobby drop off, and county volunteers are needed to help keep the books shipshape during the sale. For volunteer information, contact Lelia Loomis 265-1498.

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