“Author Archive”
Stories written by cdaley
Last Login: Wed Sep 3 21:38:22 2014

Auditor Harn warns of budget crisis

El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn informed the Board of Supervisors last month that the county’s unfunded obligation to CalPERS now exceeds $280 million. CalPERS is the acronym for the California Public Employees Retirement System of which the county is a participant. Most county employees are members of the CalPERS retirement system. Representing more than […]

No Comment / November 21, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Former supervisors Briggs, Santiago denied back pay

A case with roots that go back more than 10 years received a tentative decision Oct. 27 in Auburn. Placer County Superior Court Judge Charles D. Wachob ruled in favor of El Dorado County in the case officially titled Ronald Briggs, et al., v. County of El Dorado. The ruling determined that former El Dorado County […]

No Comment / November 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Saratoga project hits a few bumps before approval

Measure E, passed by the county’s voters in June, does not affect the proposed El Dorado Hills housing development known as Saratoga Estates. Chief Deputy County Counsel David Livingston and Planning Services Director Roger Trout told the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Sept. 13 they “are 100 percent confident that the Saratoga project is […]

1 Comment / September 27, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Road plan, fees move on

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved the county’s interim Capital Improvement Program and the Traffic Impact Mitigation fee program for 2016-17. Board Chairman Ron Mikulaco opposed the four-part recommendation made by Community Development Agency staff; however, Supervisors Brian Veerkamp, Shiva Frentzen, Sue Novasel and Michael Ranalli carried the plan forward. The agenda […]

Comments Off / September 26, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Little breathing room in county budget

• Fire districts, roads could get more money When the county’s books closed fiscal year 2015-16 last week, there was $4.1 million more in the fund balance than anticipated. El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer Don Ashton opened Monday’s special budget hearings by telling the Board of Supervisors that he and his budget team focused on the […]

Comments Off / September 19, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting files civil suit against the county, officials

Ray Nutting

Ousted District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting has filed a civil suit in United States District Court, Eastern District of California, seeking monetary damages of up to $2.7 million from El Dorado County and various current and former county leaders ($100,000 each) for alleged improprieties related to his removal from office in 2014. The filing notes that […]

1 Comment / August 15, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors, public take Measure E 101

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors hosted a nearly four-hour presentation along with public comment on the recently voter-approved Measure E. Tuesday’s board workshop clarified a number of points the measure includes but left several yet to be explored. Focused primarily on differences between existing policies and those contained in Measure E’s language, deputy […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »