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

Limited Prop. 90 extension approved

Despite a full court press by local real estate interests Jan. 27, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors gave only a lukewarm approval to extending the controversial Proposition 90 tax reduction program. Buyers and sellers involved in certain categories of real estate transactions are eligible to receive reduced property tax rates under the state […]

Comments Off / January 29, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors OK schedule for General Plan update

While not as dramatic as establishing a committee, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved a recommended schedule for staff and consultant work on a General Plan Biological Resource Policy Update. Based on ensuring consistency of the General Plan with state law, the first element of the project is to re-design the county’s Oak […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes begin year with budget woes, data shortcomings

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors greeted the new year with a large measure of concern over the county’s finances. To make matters worse, the actual data are somewhat clouded and difficult to ascertain because of old computer systems and programs that cannot provide real-time information. During a scheduled budget update at the board’s […]

2 Comments / January 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes consider how to find voice of the ‘silent majority’

Gathering and gauging public “input” can be costly and cumbersome, and the input received may not accurately represent the local community. El Dorado County supervisors reviewed a program designed to increase and improve citizen participation in county government at their Dec. 16 meeting. Developed by the Crowdbrite company in San Francisco, the various products include […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes reverse electeds’ salary cuts

El Dorado County supervisors voted 3-2 to restore pay cuts approved last year and due to take effect in January 2015 for seven elected county officials. The return of longevity pay and a 10 percent bonus for professional certificates, especially for county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn and Treasurer-Tax Collector Cherie Raffety, reversed an embarrassing oversight created by the […]

1 Comment / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors move forward on big maintenance project

“We have to start fixing facilities … The walls are crumbling around us.” — District 3 Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, Nov. 13, 2014 El Dorado County Government Buildings A and B need a major overhaul. Built in 1975, the 82,000 square feet of space houses 18 government departments including the Board of Supervisors, Treasurer-Tax Collector, Auditor-Controller, […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes place ‘purple petition’ on November 2016 ballot

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to forward a measure regarding local land use to the next statewide election scheduled for November 2016. The board chambers were nearly full for a special meeting Nov. 21 to hear arguments for and against adoption of  “Initiative 5 Retain El Dorado County’s Current Zoning and […]

Comments Off / November 24, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »