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Supervisors approve web portal and TOT grant program

The Transient Occupancy Tax will fund a new website promoting the county, an aggressive  grant acquisition program and mini-grants to “fabric-of-the-community” groups. The Board of Supervisors also tacked an additional year onto six current arts and tourism contracts funded by the 10 percent add-on to room rates in El Dorado County. The decisions were based on recommendations […]

No Comment / April 01, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Groups invited to planning table

Local attorney Jim Brunello looked like a rumpled Uncle Sam last week as he pointed a figurative index finger at a room full of community leaders and delivered the message: “El Dorado Hills needs you.” A student of county land use dating back to the 1960s, Brunello has led the Economic Development Advisory Committee for […]

No Comment / February 18, 2013 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom celebrates opening of Folsom Public Plaza

Mayor Kerri Howell welcomes people to the Folsom Public Plaza at the opening ceremony. Behind her, left to right: Councilmember Ernie Sheldon, Vice Mayor Steve Miklos, Councilmember Andy Morin, Sacramento County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan and Councilmember Jeff Starsky. Photo by Roberta Long

Just in time for the outdoor season the city of Folsom recently celebrated the opening of the new urban park entertainment venue in Folsom’s Historic District. Construction crews had worked through several days of heavy rains to complete the project. The public plaza and amphitheater are seen as an outdoor living room, where people can […]

No Comment / April 20, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

TIM fees reduced

El Dorado County builders, developers and do-it-yourselfers may have caught a break last Tuesday when the county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reduce Traffic Impact Mitigation fees. Interim Department of Transportation Director Kim Kerr delivered a slide presentation titled “2012 TIM Fee Update” which described actions taken by DOT and the Chief Administrative Office […]

No Comment / February 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

At the debate: Norris, Day go head to head

Incumbent El Dorado Irrigation District Division 5 Director Harry Norris and challenger Alan Day squared off last Wednesday at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85 before an audience of roughly 20 ratepayers. Most acted as if they’d already chosen their man. The League of Women Voters hosted the candidate forum. Moderator Betsy Kerr directed edited […]

No Comment / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Folsom celebrates Sutter Street reopening

MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION —€” The Eastern Ways Martial Arts Lion Dance Team entertains the crowd at the reopening celebration of Folsom’s Historic Sutter Street.  Photo by Roberta Long

Folsom’s Historic Sutter Street looks fresh and beautiful as the city celebrated the revitalization of its street, sidewalks and building façades on Saturday. All it took, said City Manager Kerry Miller, was 10 years of planning, 16 months of reconstruction, $11 million of redevelopment dollars and the cooperation of the city, Sutter Street merchants, property […]

No Comment / May 09, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Eric Hanson ‘saddles up’ to lead Folsom Chamber of Commerce

2011 FOLSOM CHAMBER CHAIRMAN GETS READY TO 'COWBOY UP' — Tina Polley, left, had a good ride as chairman of the Folsom Chamber in 2010. Eric Hanson, right, takes over as the chamber prepares for the Folsom Pro Rodeo July 2, 3 and 4. Photo by Roberta Long

As the Folsom Chamber of Commerce looks forward to another year of creating the most business-friendly environment for existing and new businesses, large or small, the reins of leadership were passed from 2010 Chairman of the Board Tina Polley to Eric Hanson. The change took place at the annual awards and installation luncheon on March […]

1 Comment / March 30, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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