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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‚Äôs 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 »

Bass Lake Road: No improvements likely anytime soon

Bass Lake Road area residents and developers again came up short last month when the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors quashed efforts to redesign development agreements signed with the county a decade or more ago. Those DAs run for 20 years. The motion by District 5 Supervisor Norma Santiago to continue negotiations with developers […]

Comments Off / November 26, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Board says no to airing ‘dirty laundry,’ then airs dirty laundry

Sometimes, the “public’s right to know” ends at the door when the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors convenes in a closed session. That is particularly true when supervisors are dealing with personnel issues such as an “exit interview” with a departing department head. An agenda item recommended by Supervisor Ray Nutting for the Tuesday, […]

Comments Off / November 04, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Supes shrink Wilson Estates project

El Dorado County Supervisors overrode their planning commission’s recommendations regarding a residential property development known as the Wilson Estates off of Green Valley Road in El Dorado Hills. In a nearly five-hour session Tuesday afternoon and evening, the board voted 4-0 to “conceptually deny” the developer’s request for rezoning of the 28-acre Wilson property. District […]

Comments Off / October 28, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County begins eminent domain action on Silva Valley property

El Dorado County Supervisors adopted a Resolution of Necessity to begin eminent domain proceedings to acquire one parcel in El Dorado Hills needed for the Silva Valley Parkway interchange. Recommended by the county’s Transportation Division of the Community Development Agency, the resolution opens the process based on the determination that the project represents the “greatest […]

Comments Off / September 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »