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Nutting, Briggs squabble over Brown Act

Tension between El Dorado County Supervisors Ray Nutting and Ron Briggs has simmered for much of the past year, but at the March 11 Board of Supervisors meeting, it nearly boiled over. A portion of the meeting had dealt with the Ralph M. Brown Act’s requirements regarding preparation of the board agenda — specifically the […]

Comments Off / March 13, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes consider how to find voice of the ‘silent majority’

Gathering and gauging public “input” can be costly and cumbersome, and the input received may not accurately represent the local community. El Dorado County supervisors reviewed a program designed to increase and improve citizen participation in county government at their Dec. 16 meeting. Developed by the Crowdbrite company in San Francisco, the various products include […]

Comments Off / December 29, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes reverse electeds’ salary cuts

El Dorado County supervisors voted 3-2 to restore pay cuts approved last year and due to take effect in January 2015 for seven elected county officials. The return of longevity pay and a 10 percent bonus for professional certificates, especially for county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn and Treasurer-Tax Collector Cherie Raffety, reversed an embarrassing oversight created by the […]

1 Comment / December 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Town Center apartments approved

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors gave the final go ahead for a 250-unit apartment complex in El Dorado Hills at its Dec. 2 meeting. To be built by Stockton-based developer Economou/Spanos, the apartment complex will be constructed on a 4.5-acre lot in Town Center. Opposed by some in the community because of the project’s density and impact on […]

Comments Off / December 08, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supervisors move forward on big maintenance project

“We have to start fixing facilities … The walls are crumbling around us.” — District 3 Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, Nov. 13, 2014 El Dorado County Government Buildings A and B need a major overhaul. Built in 1975, the 82,000 square feet of space houses 18 government departments including the Board of Supervisors, Treasurer-Tax Collector, Auditor-Controller, […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Supes to take up property tax issue in January

A decision regarding extending a program that gives a property tax break to seniors moving to the county will be heard by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors next month. Authorized under Proposition 90, adopted in 2010, the program provides anyone over the age of 55 with relief from Proposition 13 by allowing them to move from one county to […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Mikulaco Village

EDITOR: Mikulaco Village, an apartment complex in El Dorado Hills Town Center that boasts four stories and a capacity of 250 apartments. 250? Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus for at least some of us. Imagine, an apartment block of 250 apartments of 650 square feet up to 1,200 square feet ranging between $1,600 for studios to $2,400 for […]

1 Comment / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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