ALERT JANUARY 13, 2012
Urgent FYI on three proposed Cameron Park/Shingle Springs Billboard signs. Also: Anyone wishing to appeal the Planning Department’s “approval” should do so immediately. See attached Notice.
COUNTY OF EL DORADO http://www.edcgov.us/devservices
2850 FAIRLANE COURT PLACERVILLE, CA 95667
BUILDING (530) 621-5315 / (530) 622-1708 FAX
PLANNING (530) 621-5355 / (530) 642-0508 FAX
LAKE TAHOE OFFICE:
3368 LAKE TAHOE BLVD. SUITE 302
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA 96150
(530) 542-9082 FAX
NOTICE OF DECISION**
To All Affected Property Owners:
Concerning the following project which is located within 500 feet of your property or regarding with which you have previously requested to receive notification:
Special Use Permit S11-0005/Mother Lode Drive Off-Premise Advertising Sign submitted by JOHN DAVID PEREIRA to construct a lighted 14’ by 48’ (672 square feet) off-premise advertising sign. The property, identified by Assessor’s Parcel Number 090-430-15, is zoned Commercial (C), consists of 0.46 acres, and is located on the north side of Mother Lode Drive, approximately 1000 feet east of the intersection with South Shingle Road, in the Shingle Springs area, Supervisorial District 4. (Negative declaration prepared) Note: The subject application is one of three applications, along with S11-0004 and S11-0006, which have been submitted by the applicant for off-premise advertising signs along U.S. Highway 50.
**Please note that no decision has been made by the County on this application and no public hearing has been held regarding the application as is required under El Dorado County Code Section 17.22.530. However, the applicant, John David Pereira, claims this project was “deemed approved” by operation of law on December 30, 2011 due to the alleged failure of the Development Services Department to meet statutory time limits pursuant to the California Permit Streamlining Act (Government Code Section 65920 et. seq.). The County disputes that the Permit Streamlining Act timelines were exceeded and disputes that appropriate notice was given by Mr. Pereira in order to allow the project to be deemed approved. However, if he is correct, and the application was in fact deemed approved on December 30, 2011, that does not waive the public’s right to request a public hearing on the Special Use Permit applications pursuant to El Dorado County Code Section 17.22.530 or the public’s right to an appeal of the “decision” by the planning department pursuant to County Code Section 17.22.220. To ensure your right to a public hearing on this Special Use Permit, you may appeal from the “approval” of the SUP within 10 working days of the date Mr. Pereira alleges the application was approved.
Appeal Period: Ten (10) working days starting on January 3, 2012 and ending at 5:00 p.m. on January 17, 2012.
To ensure protection of your right to a public hearing, any appeal of the determination of “deemed approval” on this project should be brought during this time-frame. Any appeal of this “approval” will be scheduled for the February 9, 2012 Planning Commission Hearing. Appeal forms may be obtained in the County of El Dorado Planning Services, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667, during normal business hours or online at http://www.edcgov.us/Government/Planning/Forms/Project_Appeal_Form.aspx.
Any questions about the project application or the appeal process may be directed to the project planner, Aaron Mount, at (530) 621-5355. The project files are located at El Dorado County Planning Services, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA. The file and contents may be reviewed at this location between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
EL DORADO COUNTY PLANNING SERVICES
Roger Trout, Development Services Director
THE REST OF THIS POST IS FROM 2011
Letter From ERIC DRIEVER
I need your help. Some of you may know me from youth basketball, others may know me professionally and others still may know me from my involvement with the Cameron Park Design Review Committee and other County Committees. Currently there are 3 Billboard applications being processed through the county which will ultimately be heard before the El Dorado Planning Commission (no date yet). Due to the lack of a strong signage ordinance, it is a definite possibility that these billboards will ultimately be approved. One of these billboards is planned to be located in what will become Cameron Park’s beautiful walkable downtown (Coach Lane East of Cameron Park Dr.). The location of the Billboard in Cameron Park will be at Jimboy’s Tacos adjacent to Hwy 50. In previous public workshops residents have unanimously opposed more tall signs in Cameron Park. Unfortunately the message was not received loud enough at the Design Review meeting for lack of attendance. I understand you all are very busy people and have very busy lives. This is why I have created the attached petition to present to the Planning Commission. Please take a moment to print the petition, fill it out, sign it and drop it off in my mailbox (3360 Oxford Road). You can also complete it, scan it and email it to me at either this email or email@example.com . Since I live along a route that many travel daily I am hoping this will simplify your ability to have your voice heard. If you have some extra time (and I really am hoping you do), please print the petition out and have your neighbors sign it. Please also forward this to your local friends list. The more signatures the better.
As I understand that more than just Cameron Park residents will be adversely affected it does not matter if you live in Cameron Park. You need only be a resident of El Dorado County and are over 18 years of age. This is important to me and so I hope that you will take just a minute to complete the petition and have your friends and family complete it. I look forward to a full mailbox. Please complete the petition and return it to me before June 30th!
Please keep in mind that there is no control over what goes on these billboards (only minor censorship). There is NO guarantee that there will be any direct benefit to Cameron Park or any other community that they are located in. While these are not digital there is also little language that would prevent a digital version of this billboard. Are these billboards really something we want to have in place and allow a precedent to be set here in Cameron Park? Take a Stand now!
Or you can email your Supervisor and Planning Commissioners with the following statement:
“We the residents of El Dorado County object to the construction of the proposed off-premise signs (billboards) in Cameron Park and Shingle Springs oriented toward the Highway 50 corridor due to the negative visual impact.
Reference Sign Permits #S 11-0006 in Cameron Park behind Jim Boys, #S11-0004 on Sunset Lane, and #S11-0005 on Motherlode Drive in Shingle Springs which proposes three 50’ high, two-sided 48’wide by 14’ high illuminated signs (billboards).”
Their emails are:
Clerk of the Planning Commission Char Tim: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor District 1 John Knight; email@example.com
Supervisor District 2 Ray Nutting; firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor District 3 Jack Sweeney; email@example.com
Supervisor District 4 Ron Briggs; firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor District 5 Norma Santiago; email@example.com
P.S. The two other Billboards “aka off premise signs” are located along highway 50 in Shingle Springs. Permit numbers S11-0004, S11-0005.
Application Status As of 6/21/11 – Click on image below to enlarge