Cindy Munt, Patricia Seide and Maura Tierney mingle after taking the community survey Tuesday night. Residents have until Dec. 19 to give their input on El Dorado Hill's future. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

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Community survey kick-off a success

By From page A3 | November 27, 2013

Despite the rain last Tuesday night, upwards of 250 people attended the sip-n-survey event at the California Welcome Center to weigh in El Dorado Hills’ future. From parks and trails to housing and traffic, the El Dorado Hills Community Economic Development Advisory Committee designed the 15-question survey to take the pulse of the people, saying the county will heed the input if enough residents participate.

Coldwell Banker Realtors Patricia Seide and Maura Tierney came out to vote for preserving what they love most about El Dorado Hills. “We want to preserve the lifestyle we have,” said Seide.

Six local wineries offered free tastings during the Nov. 19 event. “They offer a little wine and everybody comes,” joked Aaron Palm, director of innovations and the new El Dorado Union High School District virtual academy.

“This exceeded our expectations,” CEDAC-EDH transportation subcommittee chairman Norm Rowett said of the turnout.

Still, they want to hear from many more.

“We want thousands of people to voice their opinion,” said Debbie Manning, president of the El Dorado Hills’ Chamber of Commerce. “It’s better to have four or five thousand than a handful.”

Until Dec. 19 El Dorado Hills residents are invited to take the community survey available online at SpeakUpEDH.org. Hard copies are available at the California Welcome Center, El Dorado Hills Community Services District registration office, Senior Center, El Dorado Hills Library and El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85.

Julie Samrick

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