The document below shows the effects of Judge Stracener’s court ruling on how Measure E has amended the El Dorado County General Plan. The document was prepared by the petitioner in the case, EDCARP, and aligns with the Press Release published by El Dorado County.
Save Our County is consulting with its legal counsel to determine whether or not to pursue an appeal of the ruling.
A pdf of the document is available by clicking here.
Judge Stracener adopted the tentative ruling as his final ruling:
Here is a link to the tentative ruling: 2017-07-20 1.30pm-Civil tentative ruling
Here is what Measure E may look like after the judge’s ruling:
The Measure E proponents will consult with their legal counsel to determine what their next steps will be.
Measure E was heard in court on July 20, 2017. Prior to the hearing, Judge Warren Stracener released a tentative ruling on July 18, which you can read here: Tentative Ruling on Measure E
Judge Stracener has 30 days to issue his final ruling, which could either accept the tentative ruling as the final ruling or be a different ruling altogether.
Thank you to everyone who has shown their support for Measure E and for holding developers of discretionary projects accountable for paying for their own roads.
Measure E will have its day in court on Thursday, July 20, at 1:30 pm, in the El Dorado Superior Court Department 9, 3321 Cameron Park Dr, Cameron Park, CA 95682. The public is welcome to attend.
Measure E became part of the El Dorado County general plan on July 29, 2016. On the same day the Alliance for Responsible Planning (EDCARP) filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate in order to invalidate the voter approved Measure E.
At the August 30, 2016 Board of Supervisors meeting, County Counsel Mike Ciccozzi explained that it is the Board’s duty to interpret its general plan. Here is his explanation: https://youtu.be/3jgLllGiiFY Despite the explanation that it was their charge to interpret the general plan, including Measure E, Supervisors Novasel, Ranalli, and Veerkamp voted against providing staff with an interpretation of Measure E and how to implement it.
During Open Forum of the June 27, 2017 Board of Supervisors meeting, Planning Commissioner Jon Vegna explained to the Board that their lack of providing an interpretation of Measure E has left the staff, planning commissioners, project proponents, and residents without clarity as to how to implement Measure E. Here is his testimony: https://youtu.be/OeoXGben_ZY
Since Supervisor Ranalli said at the August 30, 2016 meeting – let the courts decide Measure E, we are left to assume they are ignoring the Measure until this case is decided. Measure E has been part of the general plan for almost a year now. Supervisors Novasel, Ranalli, and Veerkamp have been shirking away from their duty to interpret the El Dorado County general plan for a year. The court will not do their job for them. The only thing before the Court is whether or not the Measure is valid, implementing it will still be the responsibility of the Board. Unfortunately the Board is taking the “just sue us” stand, so contributing to the Save Our County Legal Fund would be very much appreciated.