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Grand Jury takes on the charter

The El Dorado County Charter should be scrapped at best or substantially amended, according to the Grand Jury report issued June 16. Tacking on to Grand Jury recommendations from 2008-09 and 2013-14 reports, the latest report recommends in even stronger language the repeal or heavy amending of the charter. “The Grand Jury found that the structure of government […]

1 Comment / June 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Mik’ challenges EID election shift

El Dorado Irrigation District’s Board of Directors recently voted to change its election cycle to coincide with the state’s even-year general elections. In doing so, the board added one year to each district director’s term of office. District 1 Supervisor Ron Mikulaco of El Doardo County Board of Supervisors likened the EID board’s actions to […]

1 Comment / April 27, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes workin’ on the railroad

El Dorado County supervisors denied a proposal by the Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad to extend its excursion train trips to 30 but approved two special excursion events. A charter trip for the local California Native Plant Society will be allowed to run within the next month or so, and the group’s Summer Breeze Extras […]

Comments Off / March 30, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors move forward on economic development

Citing both the General Plan and a “work-in-progress” strategic plan, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors launched a project to spur economic development at its March 17 meeting. Tuesday’s morning session at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department’s Station 85 drew an audience of about 100, including county staff. “There is no magic bullet […]

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

Dixon Ranch dissenters point to project’s flaws

El Dorado County staff hosted a public workshop to discuss the proposed Dixon Ranch residential project before the Planning Commission last Thursday. While no action was taken, it was an opportunity for the commissioners to learn about the project and hear from concerned residents prior to public hearing on the applications and final environmental impact […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gun range pitched on tribal land

Jackie Neau said she didn’t mind the noise so much. She’s more concerned with getting shot. Neau, a representative of the Friends of El Dorado Trail, shared her concerns with El Dorado County Supervisors on Feb. 24 regarding a proposed outdoor shooting range on tribal land just off Shingle Springs Drive in Shingle Springs. She was […]

1 Comment / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Sensible development’ groups join forces, sue county

Calling it a final effort to “stop further abuse of discretionary power for the many (development) projects that lie ahead,” a coalition of slow-growth groups held their first organized meeting at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85 last week to inform and rally the public. The hosts, under the name Citizens for Responsible Development in […]

3 Comments / February 09, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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