My Message to You.

On the Board of Supervisors, my top priority has always been serving you.

That’s why I fought to bring spending under control – working to streamline and balance our budget without new or higher taxes. We now have a multi-million dollar reserve to ensure service to taxpayers.

As a member of the Board, I’ve worked hard to reform public pensions by insisting county employees pay their fair share of their own benefits, not taxpayers.

Reducing traffic congestion has, and continues to be, one of my top priorities. I led the effort to squeeze out savings while completing the I-80 Roseville Bottleneck, the Auburn-Folsom Road widening project and the recently completed HWY 65 improvements.

As a businessman, I know the importance of growing jobs in our county. I’m working with economic development agencies, fighting to reduce unemployment and increase funds for small businesses to grow.

I’ve lived my entire life in Placer County. I grew up here, my wife and I are raising our two children here. I’m dedicated to serving you and protecting our way of life. For us, and for our children.

It is an honor representing you on the Board of Supervisors.


Kirk Uhler

Leadership

Leadership.

First elected to the Placer County Board of Supervisors in 1992, Kirk Uhler started his service as a County Supervisor to combat the overspending and fiscal mis-management of previous boards. In 2006, Kirk was appointed back to the Board, continuing the same objective he had when first elected, ensuring strong fiscal management of Placer County taxpayer money.

While local government agencies up and down California struggled with poor fiscal management, Placer County stands atop with a well balanced budget and a strong dedicated workforce delivering high quality services to its residents.

Supervisor Uhler was re-elected in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

FISCAL MANAGEMENT

Supervisor Kirk Uhler has a proven track record of strong fiscal management. He’s steered Placer County into reduced general fund spending without service reductions. He’s contracted out services to improve our economy and save taxpayer dollars. Kirk has led the charge to require county employees pay their fair share of pension and healthcare costs. Placer County manged through the recession and came out stronger – reduced unfunded liabilities by hundreds of millions of dollars, funded tens of millions in infrastructure improvements, and added tens of millions to capital and general reserves.

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Placer Parkway:

​Under Uhler’s leadership and efforts as Chairman of the South Placer Area Regional Transportation Planning Agency, the Placer Parkway, a sixteen mile connection from Highway 65 to Highways 99/70, is now under construction. When completed, the Placer Parkway will take a significant amount of traffic off of Interstate 80 and Highway 65.

Auburn-Folsom Widening:

Supervisor Uhler was successful in obtaining $8 million in regional traffic fees for the Auburn-Folsom widening, giving us four traffic lanes from Douglas Boulevard all the way to Highway 50.

COMMUNITY PLANNING

Placer County Conservation Plan

Supervisor Uhler serves as one of two Supervisors on the Placer County Conservation Plan (PCCP) ad-hoc committee. The PCCP serves as the blueprint for the cooperative growth of the cities and the county, collaboratively placing over 80,000 acres of wildlife habitat into conservation in perpetuity.

Granite Bay Community Plan

Supervisor Uhler and his office worked with community members, Placer County Planning Department staff and the Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council to update and re-certify the Granite Bay Community Plan that was adopted in 1989. By setting goals and policies for Granite Bay that are distinct from those applied countywide, the Community Plan outlines how Placer County will manage growth while retaining Granite Bay’s unique attributes.

About Kirk

About Kirk

Kirk returned to the Board of Supervisors on Dec. 19, 2006 to fill the vacancy created after 4th District Supervisor Ted Gaines was elected to the State Assembly in November. At the Dec. 19 meeting, the four remaining board members selected Kirk from a field of five candidates who applied to serve the final two years of Gaines’ term. Kirk was sworn into office immediately after the vote.

Kirk represented the 4th District on the Board of Supervisors from 1993-96. He was only 25 years old when elected to the post, becoming the second youngest Supervisor in California history.

Kirk has served as the District Director for a United States Congressman, responsible for all district office operations, budgeting, hiring and community outreach.

Kirk has also served as Chief Operating Officer of the Electric and Gas Industries Association. In that job, he directed the creation and development of the association’s for-profit subsidiary. Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, Kirk had responsibility for five different business units employing more than 70 people.

Prior to joining the association, Kirk was a founding employee of CarsDirect.com, where he set up and managed the company’s national dealership network. As Senior Director for Dealer and Industry Relations, he personally opened offices in 15 cities around the country. Additionally, he developed vehicle-sourcing protocols that helped CarsDirect.com secure its vehicle inventory at below-market prices. During his time at CarsDirect.com, Kirk trained and supervised approximately 200 field personnel, vehicle-locating specialists and sales staff.

Kirk has extensive media experience as well. He is a fill-in radio talk show host for the top-rated radio station in Sacramento, and has been a newspaper columnist and a radio news reporter.

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Kirk has been a Placer County resident since 1970. He is an Eagle Scout from Granite Bay Troop 121. Kirk and his wife, Tami, Assistant Director of Placer County Child Support Services, currently live in Granite Bay with their daughter, and son.

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