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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 »

Planning Commission give Wilson Estates thumbs up

The Planning Commission heartily recommended approval of the 28-acre, 49-home Wilson Estates project, located between Green Valley and Malcolm Dixon Roads in El Dorado Hills, citing it as a model for how developers can work cooperatively with residents. The couple dozen residents in attendance at the Dec. 13 meeting voiced oft-repeated concerns about traffic volumes […]

3 Comments / December 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Mik’ names picks

Supervisor-elect Ron Mikulaco won his District 1 seat in the June primary, giving him ample time to decide on an administrative assistant and fill a couple dozen appointments that go with the job. He named former manufacturing executive Michelle Elliston, 45, as administrative assistant and also announced Rich Stewart, 53, as his choice for the […]

Comments Off / December 10, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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