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Last Login: Wed Sep 3 21:38:22 2014

Legal limbo for Nutting: Supes delay action agenda two weeks

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors met in closed session with legal counsel May 20 to discuss whether District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting was “suspended from the office of county supervisor by operation of law” because of jury verdicts on May 14, stated a prepared statement from the Chief Administrative Office. Nutting was found […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Nutting, Briggs squabble over Brown Act

Tension between El Dorado County Supervisors Ray Nutting and Ron Briggs has simmered for much of the past year, but at the March 11 Board of Supervisors meeting, it nearly boiled over. A portion of the meeting had dealt with the Ralph M. Brown Act’s requirements regarding preparation of the board agenda — specifically the […]

Comments Off / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Growth-limiting petition brings reactions

By last Wednesday afternoon, the local political grapevine was in full bloom as county leaders learned about the petition filed Jan. 14 by the Rural Communities United. “I’m not quite certain what it means,” District 2 Supervisor Ray Nutting said in a phone call. “I haven’t had time to study it carefully (other than a […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Initiative aims to halt subdivisions

On Jan. 14, community activists followed through on a challenge to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors when Rural Communities United filed to get a petition on this year’s November ballot. Based primarily on traffic and land-use issues, the initiative’s proponents hope to generate broad public support for curtailing large residential developments, particularly those […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Billboards, signage a complex issue

Updating the county’s sign ordinance is far more complex than the public and many county officials might have imagined. Sign law is specialized, and the county has hired the San Diego firm of Sabine and Morrison to lead its staff through a forest of regulations filled with “simple” issues that represent a host of cliffs, […]

Comments Off / December 22, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors re-authorize the ‘long, slow climb’ approach

El Dorado County Supervisors posed their own version of the proverbial “chicken and egg” conundrum during Tuesday’s board meeting. In forecasting for growth, should housing projections come before traffic impact projections? And the answer is yes, no, we’re not sure. Housing projections must be at least partially based on existing or planned infrastructure, while infrastructure […]

Comments Off / December 08, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Chief probation officer hired

The County of El Dorado and the Judges of the Superior Court of California, County of El Dorado, announced that Brian Richart has accepted appointment as El Dorado County’s new chief probation officer, according to a statement from the Chief Administrative Office and the Superior Court. A unique position under California law, the chief probation […]

Comments Off / December 02, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »