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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 »

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 »

Serrano ‘finger’ residents get a choice

During the second portion of the Jan. 20 El Dorado Union High School District’s board meeting at Oak Ridge, board members discussed students living in “the finger” and the attendance path that would best serve them. The eastern Serrano neighborhood got its nickname when high school boundaries were redrawn in 2005 and their neighborhood, still under […]

Comments Off / January 25, 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 »

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