Action Alert! Sign Ordinance at 5/28 Planning Commission

Fellow El Dorado County citizens,

Please take action and request the Planning Commission to continue the May 28, 2015 hearing on the Sign Ordinance due to the fact that an updated list of changes (an errata sheet) has not been provided to the public for review in a timely manner.

According to the minutes from the hearing on March 26, staff promised to provide a list of changes:

“Ms. Purvines notified the Commission that instead of re-writing the Sign Ordinance Update, they would be providing an errata sheet showing the Commission’s recommended changes.”

As of May 23, a proposed errata sheet has not been posted on the County’s website for the hearing on May 28. With the Memorial Day holiday on May 25, there will not be adequate time for the public to receive, review, and make comment on a proposed errata sheet prior to the May 28 hearing. It is premature for staff to recommend that the Planning Commission adopt resolutions and approve the final draft of the Sign Ordinance when the public has not had a chance to review recommended changes.

Here is a link to the minutes from the March 26 hearing on the Sign Ordinance where you can read many of the questions and concerns that were raised at the meeting:
https://eldorado.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=3729286&GUID=64C18CF4-0542-4221-B87B-EB2C855247FE

The latest update from the County regarding the Sign Ordinance is available here: http://www.edcgov.us/Government/LongRangePlanning/LandUse/Sign_Ordinance_Update.aspx

Please attend the May 28th meeting if you can.
Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:30am
Planning Commission Hearing Room
2850 Fairlane, Building C
Placerville, CA 95667

If you cannot attend the meeting, please send an email to the Planning Commissioners.

Below is a sample email to customize to express your concerns.

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To: rich.stewart@edcgov.us, gary.miller@edcgov.us, tom.heflin@edcgov.us, dave.pratt@edcgov.us, brian.shinault@edcgov.us; charlene.tim@edcgov.us

Subject: Sign Ordinance, May 28 agenda #2, File #13-0086

Dear Planning Commissioners,

I am requesting that you continue the May 28 hearing on the Sign Ordinance due to the fact that a proposed errata sheet of recommended changes has not been posted for public review. Remember that you are doing the business of El Dorado County citizens and that transparency is imperative to creating an ordinance that will be supported by residents.

Thank you,

[your name]
[your town]

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