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Community-based process may be future of planning

Community-based planning is riding into El Dorado County on a wave of residents who want to have a greater impact on how communities are developed — or not developed. It is perhaps a logical outgrowth of the movement that began several years ago with the creation of Save Our County and the Shingle Springs Community Alliance. […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CAO contract details questioned

El Dorado County Interim Chief Administrative Officer Larry Combs’ contract is getting a closer look after county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn questioned whether its language follows California Public Employees Retirement System requirements. “Based on my limited review of PERS law and limited review of the CAO’s contract, it appears that the county has been violating PERS law,” Harn […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Frentzen ready for re-election

Shiva Frentzen

Shiva Frentzen has announced her intention to run for re-election as El Dorado County District 2 supervisor, according to a prepared statement received by Village Life. The next local election takes place Tuesday, June 7,  and coincides with the general election and the presidential primaries. Frentzen won the District 2 seat in a special election […]

Comments Off / January 10, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Court denies Town Center apartment project

The  250-unit Town Center project was recently rejected by the court. Courtesy graphic

“The El Dorado Hills Town Center Apartments project approval has been overturned by the courts, one year after its approval by the Board of Supervisors.” So begins a prepared statement from the group known as Citizens for Sensible Growth in El Dorado Hills released last week. “The court ruling substantiates the public’s claims that the […]

1 Comment / December 28, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire dept. gets overdue funds

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department will receive the promised $513,302 from El Dorado County. Last Tuesday the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors made a “finding of public benefit” and directed county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn to transfer the funds, which are a portion of property taxes collected over the last two years  — the time frame […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Harn gets recall notice

El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn has received a Notice of Intention to Circulate Recall Petition. Recall proponents cite five issues from which they are “seeking relief from the tyranny of our elected officials who have engaged in malfeasant acts and corrupt practices.” Citing a violation of California State Penal Code, the notice states that […]

Comments Off / December 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes hike ambulance fees

The cost for a ride in a local ambulance just shot up from $1,114 to $1,427. The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on Nov. 17 approved a 28.11 percent increase for ambulance service in County Service Areas 3 and 7 —South Lake Tahoe and the county’s Western Slope. A board resolution includes language that allows […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »