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Second initiative takes aim at growth

One week after Rural Communities United filed the county ballot initiative “Fix Highway 50 Traffic First/Keep Us Rural,” residents behind the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (resident opposition to the proposed San Stino and Tilden Park development projects) filed “Protect Rural Communities/ Fix Community Region Line Flaws,” which RCU spokesman and Measure Y co-creator Bill Center said […]

6 Comments / January 27, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Initiative put off: Motion passes for 2016 election

El Dorado County supervisors completed their review of the “Reinstate Measure Y’s Original Intent — No More Paper Roads” initiative at the Aug. 26 Board of Supervisors meeting, and in accordance with the California Elections Code, they assigned the measure to the June 2016 statewide election. The motion passed unanimously by the four sitting supervisors […]

1 Comment / September 04, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes delay one initiative, OK another

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors effectively quashed a citizen initiative related to land development July 29. Without killing it directly, the board sent it for a “30-day review” specifically for analysis of its potential economic impact to the county. That process would extend beyond the statewide deadline of Aug. 8 to qualify for […]

2 Comments / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Initiative aims to halt subdivisions

On Jan. 14, community activists followed through on a challenge to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors when Rural Communities United filed to get a petition on this year’s November ballot. Based primarily on traffic and land-use issues, the initiative’s proponents hope to generate broad public support for curtailing large residential developments, particularly those […]

Comments Off on Initiative aims to halt subdivisions / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Buddy Bench nurtures new friendships

Amidst the joyful chaos of recess at Blue Oak Elementary School, two children sit pensively on a blue bench at the edge of the basketball courts. They watch the other kids for a few moments, then the older child turns to the younger and holds out a foursquare ball. In the blink of an eye, […]

Comments Off on Buddy Bench nurtures new friendships / February 07, 2017 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

El Dorado Arts Council relaunches Veterans’ Voices writing workshops

El Dorado Arts Council News release El Dorado Arts Council has announced the relaunch of its Veterans’ Voices writing workshops with the first meeting to be held Monday, Nov. 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville. This ongoing writing workshop series is an opportunity […]

Comments Off on El Dorado Arts Council relaunches Veterans’ Voices writing workshops / November 05, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Supervisors, public take Measure E 101

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors hosted a nearly four-hour presentation along with public comment on the recently voter-approved Measure E. Tuesday’s board workshop clarified a number of points the measure includes but left several yet to be explored. Focused primarily on differences between existing policies and those contained in Measure E’s language, deputy […]

Comments Off on Supervisors, public take Measure E 101 / August 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »



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