About Us

Shingle Springs Community Alliance (SSCA) - Shingle Springs resident Lori Parlin
founded the SSCA in July 2012 soon after attending a scoping workshop for the El
Dorado County Land Use Policy Programmatic Update (LUPPU), which is also known
as the General Plan Update. There, she learned along with other attendees, the County
was going forward with land use policy that would adversely impact the Shingle Springs
community.

Because Shingle Springs does not have its own representation with the County, concerns
grew that residents did not have a voice in planning their own future. Those concerns
were realized with the approval of the two billboards along HWY 50, the Mercy
Apartments on Sunset Lane, the gateway ‘Welcome to Shingle Springs’ sign at the 76
Gas Station, and several El Dorado County departments relocating to both Durock and
Ponderosa Roads.

These decisions by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, along with other
proposed projects in the works, such as Tilden Park, San Stino, and the policy changes in
the General Plan Update, etc. were the catalyst that sparked the formation of the
‘Alliance’ with the goal to unite the community in its quest to preserve its peaceful
community of homes and ranchettes on acreage.

The SSCA became the umbrella organization to unite other groups in the area who were
also working to inform the public about imminent development projects. Those groups
are:

Stop Tilden Park (STP) - It was formed in Fall 2011 as residents living near the project
site came together to form a group to stop it from being developed as proposed. The high
density residential and commercial project is inconsistent with the surrounding
neighborhood of homes on acreage. The traffic generated by the proposed project would
negatively affect traffic all along the Ponderosa Road overpass.

No San Stino (NSS) - In the summer of 2012, a NSS facebook page was created by
Shingle Springs resident Frank Verdin to inform the Shingle Springs community about
the impending San Stino high density tract development. Verdin also went door to door
and posted hundreds of flyers about the proposed development. Through those efforts, he
connected with SSCA and the two groups formed an organizing committee/core group of
volunteers that planned the first two community meetings.

The Core Group – A handful of volunteers, made up of working professionals and
retirees, meet regularly on Friday nights and/or the weekend to discuss implementation of
policy in the El Dorado County General Plan that will ‘Keep Shingle Springs Rural.’
Speaking up at County meetings during public comment to support or oppose policy that
affects Shingle Springs is also a priority, as is following up with private meetings with
each Supervisor to further promote our goals.

SSCA Board – Five members of the core group make up the Board for the SSCA which
is officially a grass roots unincorporated community organization working to preserve
and improve the character of Shingle Springs as a rural community. Donations are
accepted, but are not tax deductible.

With over 500 residents signing the petition supporting the goals of the 'Alliance,'
Shingle Springs now has a voice.

Currently the primary goals of SSCA, NSS, and STP are to stop the San Stino and Tilden
Park Developments as proposed, as well as removing the Community Region Line (CRL)
from Shingle Springs. As long as the CRL remains in the El Dorado County General
Plan, the community of Shingle Springs will remain a target for high density
development.

The ‘Alliance’ is working diligently to protect our community, and with everyone’s
continued support, we will be successful. Stay the course and stay tuned. These
processes do take time and we do not want to become complacent. Continue spreading
the word with friends, family, and neighbors. We are making a difference!

Updated 3-4-15