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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 / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | 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 / August 14, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Exhibitions, Events and more at the Crocker this month

The Crocker Art Museum, in addition to its exhibits, has concerts, films, classes and special events on its July calendar. The museum is located at 216 O St. in downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.,Thursdays. Every third Sunday of the month is Pay What You […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado Arts Council receives major grant from National Endowment for the Arts

 The El Dorado Arts Council has received an Art Works award to support a Cultural Master Planning process for El Dorado County from the National Endowment for the Arts. National Endowment for the Arts chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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