High density for El Dorado Hills?


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.

Larry Keenan
El Dorado Hills

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  1. This is a letter more people should read before voting for Knight. What it doesn’t say are the somewhere between 500 to 1,000 cars a day this project would release upon roads at capacity now, near schools and the dangerous Green Valley Road major back up intersections. Also this project was one of several Knight voted for in the same area as developer after developer had plans approved, the residents who went to the BOS in Placerville were ignored by Knight and his BOS partner Nutting. Now of course they want our votes, we didn’t forget them then or now and will not be voting for their destruction of these neighborhoods. This isn’t all they want to do either. They also wer efound to be the SACOG A-21 Reps, the urban planning agency that wants the packed and stacked housing concept here in this area, I also read they want over five thousand low-income housing units, other counties refuse to engage with these urban UN agenda planning groups which are optional unlike what Knight suggests which is unsupported. Knight and Nutting also just voted to stop the excursion trians from going into Latrobe for no good reason, this was a job killer for some and shows they are anti county history. Also Knight defends the use of Eminent Domain which should be enough to lose this election. The list goes on, join me and many more neighbors and vote these two out now before they do more harm.

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