Chris Daley

New, returning supes on the job

El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors welcomed new colleague John Hidahl as its first order of business last Tuesday. Presiding El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Kingsbury performed swearing-in duties for the new District 1 supervisor and then administered the oath of office to re-elected supervisors Brian Veerkamp (District 3) and Shiva Frentzen (District 2). […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

New property tax system gets supervisors’ OK

During its first regular session of the new year the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement for modernizing the county’s property tax system. Recommended by the assessor, auditor-controller and treasurer-tax collector, the initial $1.2 million deal with Megabyte Systems runs through June 2019. Thereafter a maintenance agreement for $310,200 will be in place […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Sheriff’s facility loan OK

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to accept a $57 million loan for construction of a new public safety facility during a special meeting Dec. 28. Offered through a program of the United States Department of Agriculture, the vote allowed the county to take advantage of a lower interest rate that […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Election count complete, certified

Four weeks ago El Dorado County voters performed their civic duty by casting ballots in the 2016 presidential election. While some voted absentee or provisional, more than 83 percent voted overall. The total number of votes cast was 97,024 out of 116,459 registered voters, according to Registrar of Voters Bill Schultz. Schultz sent the data […]

December 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Nutting loses appeal, drops lawsuit

Former El Dorado County District 2 supervisor Ray Nutting lost an appeal in the Third Appellate District Court Nov. 29. The appeal challenged a 2014 court ruling that, while acquitting him of four felony charges, found Nutting guilty on misdemeanor charges, including receiving money from county employees and a contractor who regularly does business with the county and was […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

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 […]

November 22, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged

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 […]

November 09, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

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