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Auburn, Calif. – Guiding future development in Placer County is now in the hands of Steven Pedretti, Placer’s new Community Development Resource Agency director.

Pedretti was previously community development agency director for El Dorado County, and joins Placer with more than 35 years of government service, including 27 at the county level. He is a licensed civil engineer, holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University and received a senior executives in state and local government certificate from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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As Placer’s CDRA director, Pedretti will be responsible for overseeing land use and development, as well as open space conservation, in the county’s unincorporated areas. County services like building permits and inspections, compliance with county codes, environmental regulation and review of proposed land development and zoning changes all fall under his purview.

“With transformative efforts like planning for the build-out of the Sunset Area in south Placer and environmentally sustainable redevelopment projects throughout North Lake Tahoe looming, we’re on the cusp of some very exciting opportunities in Placer County,” said County Executive Officer David Boesch. “I have every confidence Steve is the right person to lead us through these changes and bring us into an era of improved public engagement and transparency.”

“I’m excited to be joining such a forward-looking organization,” Pedretti said. “I’m very impressed that every member of the board and executive staff is focused on how to make Placer County THE place to be in the coming decades, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Pedretti’s selection was confirmed by the Placer County Board of Supervisors today during the closed session portion of their meeting in Auburn. He will begin work for Placer County by the end of October.

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