Noise at the has been a topic of conversation in Roseville for a while now. And before the Placer County Board of Supervisors can make any decisions on how to move forward, an environmental impact review must be done. That’s where you come in.
The county is asking for input from residents regarding any environmental impact at the racetrack in regards to noise, air pollution, traffic, water quality and other issues, said E.J. Ivaldi, supervising planner with Placer County.
“We know there have been a lot of complaints about the noise,” Ivaldi said. “We want your input.”
The county owns the property that the speedway sits on, but the Placer County Fair Association runs and operates it, according to Mary Dietrich, assistant director of the Placer County Department of Facility Services.
The county and the fair association are working on an operating agreement that would establish a relationship between the two groups to conduct annual fairgrounds management and maintenance, Dietrich said at a at the All American Speedway.
for residents, racers and businesses. A recent found that of 159 voters, 71 percent thought noise was not an issue and nothing should be done to decrease the noise level. However, , people showed up to voice opinions on both sides. Some said the speedway noise is not acceptable and has become louder over the years, while others boasted the speedway’s benefits – the jobs, business and entertainment value.
Placer County is currently pursuing an agreement with the Placer County Fair Association on the operation of the speedway and the Placer County Community Development Resource Agency is in the process of preparing a study to identify if there are any significant impacts and how to address them, according to the county.
“This is the stage of the process when people weigh in,” Dietrich said.
Public input is not required to move forward, but Dietrich said staff felt it was necessary because of its controversy.
“We feel like we’re trying to be open to the public because we know there’s a high level of concern about this project.”
Have something to say?
Written comments on the scope of the environmental review must be submitted no later than Nov. 28. Send them to Maywan Krach, Environmental Coordination Services, 3091 County Center Drive, Suite 190, Auburn, CA 95603, or email comments to MKrach@placer.ca.gov.
The environmental questionnaire and agreement application documents are on the county’s website here.