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Supervisors OK recommended budget; changes likely

By a vote of 3-2, El Dorado County Supervisors accepted a “recommended budget” on June 14. Brian Veerkamp, Sue Novasel and Michael Ranalli representing districts 3, 5 and 4, respectively, overrode the opposition of District 1 and District 2 Supervisors Ron Mikulaco and Shiva Frentzen. Following a full day of budget-related hearings June 13, the […]

June 22, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Measure E ahead; Measure G behind

The bitterly contested Measures E and G split votes almost into a mirror image of each other. As reported by the El Dorado County Elections Department on June 8, yes on Measure E received 51 percent of the vote and no on E got 48 percent, a swing of 1,711 votes; G is losing by swapped percentages […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Frentzen wins a second term

Supervisor Shiva Frentzen will continue to represent District 2, voters decided Tuesday. The unofficial final report shows Frentzen has a substantial lead in the vote count, more than 2,300 votes ahead of challenger Dave Pratt. She received approximately 60.5 percent of the vote to Pratt’s 37 percent. She told Village Life that she felt comfortable being […]

June 15, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

Don Ashton named CAO

In a unanimous vote El Dorado County’s five-member Board of Supervisors appointed Don Ashton as the new, permanent chief administrative officer of the county. The announcement came after nearly an hour-long closed session Tuesday afternoon, May 24. The appointment took effect May 25. No details have been released yet regarding salary compensation and benefits nor a […]

June 01, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Measure G: Zoning issues debated

Measure G will be on the county’s June 7 ballot. “Retain Current Zoning and Rural Assets” as the initiative is formally titled is built on issues in the El Dorado County General Plan adopted by voters in 2004. Measure G would restore so-called protections for water, agriculture, cultural and historical resources and “rural assets” that […]

May 25, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Measure E: Roads war rages on

El Dorado County voters are being asked to make decisions about how future growth should be managed. Two initiatives, Measures E and G, appear on the June 7 ballot. Measure E deals with issues related primarily to new development of residential properties and the transportation infrastructure needed to accommodate both the new and existing residents. […]

May 25, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

District 2 candidate: Pratt focuses on core obligations

Dave Pratt likes living in the country. He knows country-life is different and he wants to represent country folk as El Dorado County’s District 2 supervisor. Pratt said he sees running for elective office as “another way of reinventing myself.” As a small town kid from upstate New York through his teen years on the […]

May 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,
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