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You can’t trust the process

EDITOR: The county’s approval of high-density apartments in Town Center (Nov. 4) was a slap in the face to El Dorado Hills residents. Loss of county revenues and jobs potential were not enough to stop the supervisors in their mission to approve it. With zero discussion they chose to overrule the Planning Commission recommendations, disregard the […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The residents and history behind ballot initiatives M and O

Since 2008, numerous El Dorado county residents have become actively involved in educating El Dorado County staff about how we want our community to look and feel. Many of us moved out of the Bay Area, Southern California and other congested areas to escape the high-density development that occurred there, along with the corresponding challenges […]

8 Comments / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

We need the RCU initiative

EDITOR: Why is the RCU “Fix Highway 50 First” Initiative necessary? Why, indeed! Because the balance of power determining how the El Dorado County General Plan is implemented is weighted on the side of residential development. You experience the results of this imbalance in deteriorating traffic patterns, countywide. In a fair and balanced world, the […]

Comments Off / February 27, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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 »

County, Measure Y Committee in gridlock

To help the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors make informed decisions, county staff responded Sept. 30 to the Measure Y Committee’s earlier presentation regarding growth and subsequent traffic in El Dorado County. During the August presentation, former District 4 supervisor and co-creator of Measure Y Bill Center argued approving new housing developments before solving […]

5 Comments / October 07, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

County eyes Green Valley Road traffic study

A scheduled 30-minute item turned into a two-hour, wide-ranging discussion that included the need for what could be called a “county vision.” Agendized as a report to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors about conditions on Green Valley Road and a staff recommendation to hire a consultant to do an analysis, the July 30 […]

Comments Off / August 15, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Measure Y guys launch no growth campaign

Battle lines are being drawn on the proposed Marble Valley and Lime Rock Valley projects, which would eventually put 4,368 dwellings in four-plus miles running southeast from the Bass Lake Road freeway interchange. Parker Development, which also faces domestic unrest over plans to develop the former El Dorado Hills Executive Golf Course, faces attack on […]

Comments Off / June 10, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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