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EID looks at solar/hydro power boosts

The need to invest in more energy generating projects was on the May 23 El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors’ meeting agenda. At previous meetings board members, in particular Directors Dale Coco and George Osborne, expressed concern that energy costs could double by 2020 due to the state’s goal of promoting renewable energy sources. The district spends 10 percent […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Don Ashton named CAO

Don Ashton

In a unanimous vote El Dorado County’s five-member Board of Supervisors appointed Don Ashton as the new, permanent chief administrative officer of the county. The announcement came after nearly an hour-long closed session Tuesday afternoon, May 24. The appointment took effect May 25. No details have been released yet regarding salary compensation and benefits nor a […]

Comments Off / May 27, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

More sports fields on the way

Residents who want more parks and sports fields will be happy to hear more are in the works due, in large part, to joint use agreements between organizations looking to pool resources. Serrano Associates and the El Dorado Hills Community Services District are co-applicants for an 11.7 acre sports park in Serrano’s Village J. The […]

1 Comment / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Measure G: Zoning issues debated

Measure G will be on the county’s June 7 ballot. “Retain Current Zoning and Rural Assets” as the initiative is formally titled is built on issues in the El Dorado County General Plan adopted by voters in 2004. Measure G would restore so-called protections for water, agriculture, cultural and historical resources and “rural assets” that […]

50 Comments / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Measure E: Roads war rages on

El Dorado County voters are being asked to make decisions about how future growth should be managed. Two initiatives, Measures E and G, appear on the June 7 ballot. Measure E deals with issues related primarily to new development of residential properties and the transportation infrastructure needed to accommodate both the new and existing residents. […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Serrano HOA election nullified

Many  Serrano Homeowners Association Board of Director campaign signs were thrown out on election day May 16, but now the three candidates must start over after the election was invalidated. Members of the contracted election firm began opening ballots two hours ahead of deadline when a quorum of directors was to assemble and watch the process. […]

2 Comments / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

More public input sought for Central EDH Specific Plan

On April 22 El Dorado County staff released a partial recirculated draft environmental impact report for the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan, Parker Development’s proposed 341-acre plan that includes the 98-acre former Executive Golf Course. The RDEIR includes revisions to sections to reflect the direction of the California Supreme Court regarding methods of evaluating greenhouse gas […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »