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Green Valley gas station a go

Over the objections of a half-dozen residents known as Friends of Green Valley, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead on plans for an ARCO am/pm gas station, car wash and convenience mart at its March 22 meeting. The project’s official name is Green Valley Convenience Center. Friends of Green Valley thus […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Old road gets new name

The old Silva Valley Road that goes under Highway 50 will have a new name — Clarksville Crossing. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to rename a portion of the current Silva Valley Parkway March 8. As a result of the realignment of the old Silva Valley Parkway to accommodate the new interchange at Highway 50, the original segment will, in future, be known as Clarksville Crossing. Deputy County Surveyor Phil […]

Comments Off / March 14, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Dixon Ranch off the agenda

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors opted 4-0 to indefinitely postpone a hearing on the development plan known as the Dixon Ranch. Board Chairman Ron Mikulaco recused himself from the discussion and the vote, citing a potential conflict of interest because he owns property within 500 feet of the project’s boundaries. Beginning on a quirky […]

1 Comment / March 11, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Budget shows cautious optimism

El Dorado County’s budget is expected to remain balanced for at least the next three years based on a number of trends and assumptions. Chief Administrative Officer Larry Combs recently submitted the optimistic news to the Board of Supervisors as part of the annual mid-year budget update. The 2015-16 budget was based on projected revenues […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

CAO search launched

El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors announced the opening this week of a formal process to recruit a permanent chief administrative officer. For that effort, the county has retained the executive search firm of Ralph Andersen & Associates. The Rocklin-based company will conduct a national recruitment expected to last until April 1, according to a prepared […]

Comments Off / February 29, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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 »