Measure E amendments to general plan

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.

 

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Final ruling on Measure E lawsuit

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.

Term Limits for Supervisors

After much discussion about term limits for El Dorado County Supervisors at the July 27, 2017 Charter Review Committee meeting, we volunteered to poll El Dorado County residents for input.

Please take a few minutes to participate in the poll.  You will be asked to log in to your Google account so that you can only take the poll one time.

 


Having trouble viewing the poll?  View it here:  https://goo.gl/forms/RFRzvW7lbpPWM4Ui1

Please forward to friends, neighbors, and family.

Thank you,

Save Our County

Please attend – Dixon Ranch at BOS on 2-14-17 at 2:00 pm

Forwarded from the Green Valley Alliance:

Dear Green Valley corridor residents and supporters:

Please attend this critical meeting of the Board for the final vote on Dixon Ranch. Help show Supervisors that the proposed density increase on this site is unacceptable. If this project & its 605 homes is news to you, visit the GVA page, https://sites.google.com/site/greenvalleyroadalliance/dixon-ranch, then:

  • Call the Supervisors to express your concerns: If you or friends in Dist 4 voted for Supervisor Ranalli, please remind him of his campaign promise, memorialized in the 9/18/14 Shingle Springs Community Alliance questionnaire and reiterated on his campaign website:

ranalli-questionnaire

Call him and ask if you can count on him Feb 14th to retain the designated land use of the Dixon Ranch site as Low Density Residential.

Contact info for Board of Supervisors:
1. John Hidahl, Supervisor District I, (530) 621-5650, bosone@edcgov.us
2. Shiva Frentzen, Supervisor District II, (530) 621-5651, bostwo@edcgov.us
3. Brian Veerkamp, Supervisor District III, (530) 621-5652, bosthree@edcgov.us
4. Michael Ranalli, Supervisor District IV, (530) 621-6513, bosfour@edcgov.us
5. Sue Novasel, Supervisor District V, (530) 621-6577, bosfive@edcgov.us
Clerk of the Board: edc.cob@edcgov.us

  •  Visit the new Facebook page ‘Stop Dixon Ranch’ (https://www.facebook.com/stopdixonranch/), to share information and connect with others who oppose the project. Please use your social media skills to help spread the word.

February 14th – yep, Valentine’s Day- if approved, this project will set a precedent for other proposals attempting to upzone lower density land and ignore voter approved Measure E. Don’t let this happen. We don’t say this often, but if you are able, take the afternoon off and be there to hold our electeds accountable. Mark your calendars now: 2pm Tues Feb 14th, 2850 Fairlane Ct Bldg C, Placerville

Ellen Van Dyke for Green Valley Alliance
www.GreenValleyAlliance.org

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Comment on Board of Supervisors appointment of Director of Community Development Agency (CDA)

Re:  1/10/17 Board of Supervisors, Closed Session Item #30, File #17-0025, Appoint of Director of Community Development Agency

Dear Supervisors,

I ask that you do not appoint anyone to the position of Director of Community Development Agency. This Legistar item does not have information or attachments so we are left to assume that the action is to hire a CDA Director. This position is simply an additional layer of management that is not needed to serve the people of El Dorado County.

The #1 and #2 concerns of El Dorado County residents are public safety and road maintenance. The Director does not perform either of those functions.  Additionally, you have made it very clear at the last few Board meetings that you need to cut the budget wherever possible to balance the budget while maintaining critical services.

This is an excellent opportunity to start trimming the fat.

Thank you for your consideration,

Sue Taylor
530-391-2190

Below are some of the suggestions we sent to Don Ashton and Roger Niello after meeting with them on November 14:

1. Eliminate Long Range Planning – it was created recently by CEDAC and has completed its mission of the TGPA/ZOU

2. Eliminate the CDA – too many layers of bureaucracy.

3. Put Environmental Health back under the direction of Health and Human Services to return the checks and balances for development.

4. Put Code Enforcement back under the Building Department.

5. Hire a Director of Transportation who understands the importance of maintenance on our roads, can oversee a crew for that purpose and not be a lobbyist for new growth.

6. Eliminate CEDAC. It lost its way long ago and the Board has suggested several times that it has outlived its usefulness. It has become a divisive force in the County and used for political purposes. At the very minimum Maryann Argyres should be removed from the committee given her lawsuit against the County. Also remove those CEDAC members who have benefited personally and in regards to land use by the actions they have taken while on this committee.

7. Split the Planning and Building departments. They have very separate functions and funding mechanisms.

8. Create an Ad Hoc task force to streamline the permit process. The task force should consist of local users of the County Planning and Building Department Page 2 of 2 System and not stack the task force with those that want to change our General Plan for their own benefit. That is what derailed the attempt 9 years ago. Through this task force, create an easy to read brochure or matrix to assist an applicant through the planning/building process and the Ombudsman position could/should be eliminated. The task force should be disbanded immediately after it completes its task.4

We appreciate your efforts to improve the relationships between the public and the County, and also within the County itself.

Thanks again for your consideration of our concerns,

Sue

Take Action – Millions at Stake on 12-28-16 BOS Agenda

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, the Board of Supervisors will decide whether or not to sign documents to receive a loan of approximately $57,000,000 from the USDA to build a new Sheriff’s facility on Missouri Flat Road.

Here is a link to agenda item and documents:
https://eldorado.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2912099&GUID=1E65B1D9-EB49-4256-891D-E3985B5F8B80

While it is clear that the current Sheriff’s facility is in need of repair and/or replacement, the magnitude of this loan, in addition to other County infrastructure projects, has the potential to create a situation where the County’s expenses will outweigh its revenues.

Here are snippets from the Chief Administrative Officer’s Report:

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On October 6, 2016, due to concerns arising from the new Sheriff’s facility, Save Our County sent a letter to Doug Colucci, Area Specialist of Rural Development for the USDA.  Those concerns include:

  • The County’s potential violation of the California Constitution due to the proposed indebtedness exceeding revenues (Article XVI, Section 18)
  • The potential for additional costs of road infrastructure required to accommodate the new location on Missouri Flat Road
  • The obvious disqualification because the County’s population exceeds 20,000
  • The potential for additional costs to clean up the former Superfund site
  • The concern for public safety by locating to a new site on a congested road that is distant from the highway corridor, and more.

The complete document submitted to the USDA is available here:  comments-regarding-sheriffs-complex

If any of these items concern you, please contact Doug Colucci, Area Specialist of Rural Development for the USDA at:  Doug.Colucci@ca.usda.gov, 916-212-5088

Additionally, you may want to attend the Board meeting or contact the Supervisors.  However, based on the Board’s past actions and lack of response, we encourage you to contact the USDA.

Email:
To: <bosone@edcgov.us>, <bostwo@edcgov.us>, <bosthree@edcgov.us>, <bosfour@edcgov.us>, <bosfive@edcgov.us>, <edc.cob@edcgov.us>
Subject:  USDA Loan, 12-28-16 Agenda Item #2, File #16-0398

Meeting:
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 10:00 am
Board of Supervisors – temporary location
2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville

 

 

Vote local on November 8, 2016

Save Our County has worked with communities throughout El Dorado County to protect our picturesque landscapes and quality of life.  Efforts include organizing and collaborating with:

  • Friends of Historic Hangtown – Stop the roundabout in Placerville
  • Shingle Springs Community Alliance
  • No San Stino
  • Stop Tilden Park
  • RIPP – Residents Involved in Positive Planning
  • GPS – Georgetown Preservation Society
  • Rural Communities United
  • Green Valley Alliance
  • Save the El Dorado Canal
  • SHRED – Save Hangtown from Redevelopment and Eminent Domain
  • Citizens for Sensible Development in El Dorado Hills
  • Placerville Historic Preservation League – Save the Courthouse
  • Land Use Ballot Measures O, E and G.

As such, we endorse the following candidates who will stand up against special interests and represent constituents.

Please vote for the following candidates on November 8, 2016:

John Hidahl, candidate for El Dorado County Supervisor, District 1:  hidahl4supe.com

Alan Day, candidate for El Dorado Irrigation District Director, Division 5:  day4eid.com

Craig Schmidt, candidate for El Dorado Irrigation District Director, Division 3:  fixeid.com

Watch this video to see why we need better representation than Bill George on the EID board: