Open letter to Supervisor John Knight
Re: Proposed amendment to county General Plan
Dear Supervisor Knight,
With the application to rezone Dixon Ranch from agriculture to residential on the county agenda (714 homes, near Highland View) and Wilson Estates (58 homes) at or near the entrance to Sterlingshire on Green Valley Road there is a major concern of the county’s effort to amend the county General Plan to establish El Dorado Hills as “high density” for residential development projects. This takes away the idea of the established villages in our community which is a well-thought-out design and is unique to this area and Northern California
Much planning was done to try to make our community less of a cookie cutter design like thousands of other communities in the state. We take pride in our uniqueness. High density projects do not fit this area and are a negative concept that breeds crime, poor air quality, high traffic, and resulting poor health. People here left the big metro areas and came here to retire, raise a family, in a bucolic setting, built a business park, with low impact in all these areas. Why on earth would you want to endanger that concept which has turned out to work so well? Does it just come down to revenue for the county at El Dorado Hills’ expense?
Also, the county is doing a poor job of publicizing any hearings as most El Dorado Hills residents are unaware of these issues. Hopefully, with this letter, they are now. To be told that hearings were held and few attended is not acceptable. This just breeds distrust of our elected and county officials. Some have said that the proposal would put 4 or 5 homes on an acre. That kind of density has no place in our community.
Since this issue affects El Dorado Hills directly and not other areas of the county we deserve an explanation at public hearings in El Dorado Hills, and not Placerville, to fit our work schedules.
El Dorado Hills