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Supervisors OK bond process for East Ridge Community Facilities District

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Oct. 20 to determine opposition or support for establishment of a community facilities district and authorization to levy a special tax followed by the authorization to issue bonds in an amount not to exceed $40 million. No one in the small audience spoke either in favor or […]

Comments Off / October 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Traffic Impact Mitigation fees may be heading south

Developers, large and small, were warned not to hold their breath but to anticipate that Traffic Impact Mitigation (TIM) fees might go down in the foreseeable future. Tuesday’s El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting featured a presentation by the Long Range Planning Division of the Community Development Agency. Staff from that division, along with […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Harn at odds with Grand Jury report

Auditor-Controller Joe Harn

El Dorado County Auditor-Controller Joe Harn responded last Tuesday to a Grand Jury report that calls him a “bully” and “politically motivated,” disagreeing with all but one finding in the report issued earlier this summer. The report titled “Putting Political Gain Above What’s Right for the County” alleges that Harn withholds or delays his department’s professional services […]

Comments Off / September 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Mik fights to protect ‘my good name’

Supervisor Ron Mikulaco

The 2014-15 El Dorado County Grand Jury reports blistered Supervisor Ron Mikulaco on a professional and personal level. Early in his response Mikulaco writes, “This report contained incorrect information as a result of what I can only assume was a lack of proper investigative procedure.” He continues, noting that he was only interviewed by a […]

Comments Off / September 05, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Norma Santiago joins Briggs in back pay fight

Norma Santiago

Two-term District 5 Supervisor Norma Santiago, who left office this past January, has asked the county to determine whether or not she is owed back pay. In a May 20 letter to attorney Jon Hendrickson with the George Hills law firm, which represents the county with liability-related issues, Santiago requested an evaluation of her wages […]

Comments Off / August 31, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Former supervisor Briggs wants back pay

Former two-term District 4 El Dorado County Supervisor Ron Briggs is contemplating suing El Dorado County if he doesn’t get back pay he says the county owes him. The issue first surfaced in February when Briggs submitted a claim through his legal counsel to the Board of Supervisors. Citing a number of different legal precedents […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Read More »

Hidahl announces for District 1

John Hidahl

John Hidahl, an El Dorado Hills community service veteran, has announced his intention to run for the District 1 seat on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors next June. In a prepared statement, the candidate said his four decades in the aerospace industry as a program manager and chief systems engineer provided valuable private sector […]

Comments Off / August 03, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »