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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 »

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 »