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SPTC Community Workshop: March 25th, 2015

posted Mar 18, 2015, 2:40 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Mar 18, 2015, 2:43 PM ]

San Stino Update

posted Mar 11, 2015, 10:30 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Mar 11, 2015, 10:31 AM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

The San Stino project representative, Joel Korotkin, has stated for several months that he and his team have redrawn the project at a lower density than the 1,041 houses that were proposed at the Scoping Meeting on March 21, 2013.  In response, we have asked Mr. Korotkin to present the updated project to the community at a community-wide meeting to gather feedback.  We have also asked that the updated project be posted on a website as part of an open, transparent dialog about the project.  We have yet to see Mr. Korotkin satisfy either of these requests.

Please be aware that developers often try to reduce opposition to their projects by writing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with adjacent landowners.  In these MOUs, the landowners are promised amenities such as gates or road paving.  In return, they sign away their right to oppose the project.  Mr. Korotkin entered into MOUs to reduce opposition to the 1,041 house version of San Stino.  He also attempted to enter into an MOU to reduce opposition to his Dixon Ranch project on Green Valley Road:  www.GreenValleyAlliance.org/Dixon-Ranch.  The San Stino project will probably have a different name this time around, because the name has been tainted by the strong opposition the community had toward the project.  

Remember, at this time, the 645 acres is divided into 3 parcels each parcel is only entitled to one house until the land is subdivided.  The land is all designated for Low Density Residential development, and would be entitled to 101 parcels if subdivided according to its zoning.  Here is the parcel information:

229.3 acre parcel, APN 090-220-05, -24: Estate Residential Five (RE-5) Acre District = 46 units
142.5 acre parcel, APN 090-380-19, -02: Estate Residential Five (RE-5) Acre District = 28 units
273.4 acre parcel, APN 090-190-10: Exclusive Agricultural (AE) District = 27 units

Mr Korotkin has not announced when and how he will present his updated project plans to the community.  When he does, let's continue to stay unified as a community and tell him that we want a development project that is compatible with the surrounding homes and will not negatively impact Shingle Springs.

If you have had contact with Mr. Korotkin about his updated project plans, please contact Frank Verdin, lead of the No San Stino group, at NoSanStino@yahoo.com.

Update on 2-24-15 Board meeting

posted Mar 2, 2015, 11:01 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Mar 2, 2015, 11:02 AM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

THANK YOU!  Your emails and phone calls do matter.  These two items directly affect our community and they were on the Board agenda because of you.  As we become more organized and vocal about what we want for our community, the Board cannot ignore us and must take action for us, the citizens.  We must stay strong and persist in this battle to protect our quality of life in Shingle Springs and El Dorado County.  It is not easy to attend meetings in the middle of a work day, so here is a special thank you to all of you that were able to attend the Board meeting and fill the room and testify to show the Board how much we care.

Here are a few updates from the 2-24-15 Board of Supervisors meeting.  If you would like to view the video of the meeting, click on this link and scroll down to #46 and #47 on the list of agenda items:  http://eldorado.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=587 

Agenda Item #46, Tribe Shooting Range
The Tribe gave a presentation regarding the size and location of their proposed open shooting range.  They stated that they do not have to follow any environmental review process because they are paying for the project with cash instead of financing with a bank.  This begs the question, "Why does paying cash excuse them from environmental review to discuss health and safety issues?"  Public comment regarding the project suggested that many people in the community would like to see a new shooting range in the county; however, this is not a proper location for an OPEN shooting range because it is too close to our local schools, recreational trails, residences, and Highway 50.  Noise and stray bullets were the top concerns.

Remember, the Tribe could mitigate many of the concerns by building an indoor range.  Building an indoor range is very expensive.  However, the Tribe is also planning to build a gas station and fast food restaurant right across the street from the shooting range.  That indicates that they have the means to build an indoor range and be the good neighbor that they strive to be. 

The Supervisors directed staff to create a Staff Report with options of what the Board can do to stop this process if the Tribe will not be a good neighbor to the community.  We are looking forward to that Staff Report and supporting whatever action the Board can take to stop the project in its current form.  We have been told by several sources that there are public health and safety regulations that the Tribe must follow.  We need our Supervisors to quickly determine what those regulations are and enforce them for the well being of all El Dorado County citizens.

What you can do:
Be prepared to take action!  If the Tribe moves forward with this project and our Board of Supervisors does not take action on our behalf, then we, the citizens, will have to be ready to fight for our community.
  • Share this information with your friends and family and get them involved
  • Contact our State and Federal Representatives - contact information is below
  • Organize protests on Shingle Springs Drive
  • Send Letters to the Editor - Mountain Democrat, Sacramento Bee, and any other regional newspaper
  • Visit this website and join the email list:  www.StopTheGunRange.com

Agenda Item #47, Community Region Lines
This item was supposed to be about following up on the Board's motion in December to reduce the size of urban limit lines (Community Region Lines) in Shingle Springs and on the Green Valley Road corridor.  However, special interests led by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce and a group called EDCARP, turned the item into a political statement.  Keep in mind that EDCARP can be directly tied to the $1,000,000 campaign that Parker Development (Serrano/Marble Valley) led to defeat Measure O during the November election.  It was very disingenuous for these groups to state that the $1,000,000 of mailers and TV ads did not influence the voters last November.  What was more troubling is that staff and the Supervisors played into these political statements instead of working to find solutions that would alleviate many of our concerns.

The result was that the Board moved to put off our request for reducing Community Region Lines until 2016.  What became clear at the meeting is that the Board is majorly amending our General Plan and rewriting our Zoning Ordinance to allow for higher-density development.  In light of this it is even more critical that the Shingle Springs Community Region line be fixed BEFORE they move to amend the General Plan.

Here is the silver lining in this situation:  There was a clear message from the Board and staff that Community Planning is important to them to help guide our future.  This is especially good news for Shingle Springs because we started that process back in 2013 and can pick up from where we left off to move forward with planning for our future.

What you can do:
Be prepared to respond to emails and attend our next round of community meetings to continue working on our Shingle Springs Community Plan.  It is a lot of work to complete a Community Plan, but we have a good start and if we roll up our sleeves and work together we can create a beautiful vision for Shingle Springs so that we maintain the quality of life that we have all come to love.  Visit our website to see the progress we made in 2013 toward our Community Plan:  www.shinglespringscommunityplan.org 

We can do this!  

Here is an inspirational quote to keep us on track:  

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty ~  Thomas Jefferson



Contacts - Visit websites for email submission forms:

State Assembly:
Frank Bigelow (R-5th)
State Capitol, Suite #6027
Sacramento, CA  94249
916-319-2005

2441 Headington Road
Placerville, CA  95667
530-295-5505

State Senate:
Ted Gaines (R-1st)
State Capitol, Room 3070
Sacramento, CA  95814
916-651-4001

4359 Town Center Blvd, Ste 112
El Dorado Hills, CA  95762
916-933-7213

Governor:
Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Ste 1173
Sacramento, CA  95814
916-445-2841
 

Congressional Representative:
Tom McClintock (R-4th)
2331 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC  20515
202-225-2511

2200A Douglas Blvd Ste 240
Roseville, CA  95661
916-786-5560

Senators:
Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
112 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC  20510
202-224-3553
 
501 I Street, Ste 7-600
Sacramento, CA  95814
916-448-2787
 
 
Diane Feinstein (D-CA)
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC  20510
202-224-3841
 
One Post Street, Ste 2450
San Francisco, CA  94104
415-393-0707
 

Take Action! Our quality of life is under attack in El Dorado County

posted Feb 22, 2015, 7:16 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Feb 22, 2015, 10:04 PM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

Our quality of life in El Dorado County is under attack.  Please take action and attend the Board of Supervisors meeting or write emails and make phone calls as suggested in the email below.  This is agenda item #47 on Tuesday and will be heard at 3:30pm.

Remember, we previously sent you an email about the proposed open shooting range, which is agenda item #46 at 2:00pm on the same day, Tuesday, 2-24-15.  Click here to find out more information about the proposed open shooting range and what you can do. 

Thank you!

New post on Save Our County

Take Action! Our quality of life is under attack in El Dorado County

by socedc
Dear El Dorado County concerned citizens,
Please attend the Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Board of Supervisors meeting at 3:30 pm.
For several years the residents of El Dorado County have tried to protect our quality of life by reducing the urban boundary lines in the County.  These urban boundary lines are called Community Region Lines.  Right now the Community Region Lines include land that is proposed for low density growth, such as 5-acre parcels.  Basically the people living in these areas are not expecting or aware of high-density growth that these lines tend to promote.  Because the Board of Supervisors lacked the will to move forward due to being told by staff that it would take lots of time and money if they were to implement this, the residents gathered signatures and put Measure O on the 2014 ballot.
Measure O was defeated because the developer interests, led by Parker Development and the El Dorado County Chamber, spent over $1,000,000 on mailers and TV ads to spread lies about Measure O .  Measure O was defeated at the polls because the grassroots groups that put Measure O on the ballot could not compete with the $1,000,000 of lies.
County staff has led the Board to believe that changing the urban boundary lines will cost $100,000 in environmental reports.  However, staff is not mentioning that environmental reports for reduced urban boundary lines were already analyzed as part of the General Plan in 2004.  The analysis in 2004 stated that reduced urban boundary lines is consistent with the intent of our General Plan.  Why hasn't staff told the Supervisors this at Board meetings?
Instead, staff is making political statements that discourage the Board from reducing the urban boundary lines.
Here is an example of where Shawna Purvines, staff member of Long Range Planning, attempts to mislead the Board of Supervisors by stating that the community's goal is to discourage development, rather than maintain its rural character:

Shawna Purvines makes comment at 12-9-14 Board of Supervisor Meeting

Why would county staff make such a misleading statement?
Here is another example where Steve Pedretti, the Director of Community Development Agency, is referring to a political election for setting county priorities.  Shouldn't he be keeping politics out of the county business as a public servant?

Steve Pedretti at 2-10-15 Board of Supervisor Meeting


Our Zoning Ordinance is compliant with the General Plan.  It does not have to be changed as Steve Pedretti stated in the video, yet changes are currently proposed to change the Plan in ways to benefit developers over communities.  That is why we feel it is so critical to fix these lines.
The development community is once again working with the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce to sway the Board of Supervisors with propaganda that is full of lies.   Watch your mailboxes and email inboxes for propaganda from a group called EDCARP (Alliance for Responsible Planning).  Do not be fooled by their name.  They are the same people that aligned with Parker Development's million dollar campaign to defeat Measure O.  They do not want our Community Region Lines reduced, nor do they care about our quality of life in El Dorado County.  They are beholden to Parker Development's quest to urbanize El Dorado County.
Watch this video where Kirk Bone of Serrano and Parker Development, compares our future roads in El Dorado County to those of Los Angeles and Orange County.  What the heck?

Kirk Bone of Serrano's Parker Development at 9-30-13 Board Meeting


The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce is sending out emails right now to promote EDCARP's message of lies.  The El Dorado County was a huge supporter of the campaign to defeat Measure O, and Kirk Bone is the Chairman of the El Dorado County Chamber's Political Action Committee.  Here is a photo of the El Dorado County Chamber's front counter, laden with campaign propaganda during the 2014 election:
M-N-O at EDC Chamber
Campaign materials on front counter of the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce

As citizens of El Dorado County, we must take a stand against the developer interests in our county and demand that our Board of Supervisors protect the quality of life that we love.
TAKE ACTION!  Make phone calls, write emails, attend the 2-24-15 Board Meeting.
PLEASE ATTEND THIS MEETING:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm
Board of Supervisors Meeting
330 Fair Lane, Building A, Placerville, CA
Contact info for Board of Supervisors:
1. Ron Mikulaco, Supervisor District I, (530) 621-5650, bosone@edcgov.us
2. Shiva Frentzen, Supervisor District II, (530) 621-5651, bostwo@edcgov.us
3. Brian Veerkamp, Supervisor District III, (530) 621-5652, bosthree@edcgov.us
4. Michael Ranalli, Supervisor District IV, (530) 621-6513, bosfour@edcgov.us
5. Sue Novasel, Supervisor District V, (530) 621-6577, bosfive@edcgov.us
Board of Supervisors' Agenda Item Comments, Clerk of the Board: edc.cob@edcgov.us
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Sample email [please customize it to reflect your concerns]:
To: <bosone@edcgov.us>, <bostwo@edcgov.us>, <bosthree@edcgov.us>, <bosfour@edcgov.us>, <bosfive@edcgov.us>, <edc.cob@edcgov.us>
Subject: Comment on 2-24-15 BOS Agenda Item #47, File #13-0510
Dear Board of Supervisors,
I want you to protect our quality of life in El Dorado County.  Direct staff to begin the process of reducing the Community Region Lines using the analysis from the 2004 General Plan and to make it a high priority in their list of projects.
[Your name]
[Your town or address]
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Action Alert! 2-24-15 meeting re: Open Shooting Range

posted Feb 19, 2015, 9:24 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Feb 19, 2015, 9:30 PM ]

The email below is forwarded from Save Our County.  This has become an urgent matter as the Tribe expects to be operational in just a few months and the most recent project description includes 29 outdoor shooting lanes, which will produce noise that could travel for miles.  Proposing to locate a large outdoor shooting range within a residential area in close proximity to elementary schools and a highway is quite alarming.  Significant noise and traffic impacts would be expected.  Our concerns revolve around quality of life and safety issues, and in no way relate to gun rights.

Please attend the 2-24-15 Board of Supervisors meeting and/or contact the authorities listed below.

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Action Alert! 2-24-15 meeting re: Open Shooting Range

Dear El Dorado County concerned citizens,

Please attend the Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Board of Supervisors meeting at 2:00pm.  The Shingle Springs Miwok Tribe will be giving a presentation to the public about their open shooting range proposed for construction at the southeast corner of Highway 50 and Shingle Springs Drive.

The neighbors are upset about the way this project has been handled by the government and the Tribe.  The public would like some oversight by those in authority to consider the safety issues regarding an open range adjacent to residents, the highway, the trail and schools.  The Tribe has not submitted a project application to the County.  When a project application is submitted to the County, it starts the notification process to other agencies about the project, such as Caltrans for highway safety, the Army Corps of Engineers for waterway safety, and the Bureau of Land Management for hunting safety (http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/folsom/hunting_restrictions.html).

We need our Board of Supervisors to take a firm stance on this project and demand that the Tribe submit a project application to the County so that public health and safety can be reviewed in an open and transparent process.  It is imperative that our government hold the Tribe to the law so that non-compatible land use does not cause harm to the surrounding community.

TAKE ACTION!  Make phone calls, write emails, attend the 2-24-15 Board Meeting.

PLEASE ATTEND THIS MEETING:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 2:00pm
Board of Supervisors Meeting
330 Fair Lane, Building A, Placerville, CA

Contact info for Board of Supervisors:
1. Ron Mikulaco, Supervisor District I, (530) 621-5650, bosone@edcgov.us
2. Shiva Frentzen, Supervisor District II, (530) 621-5651, bostwo@edcgov.us
3. Brian Veerkamp, Supervisor District III, (530) 621-5652, bosthree@edcgov.us
4. Michael Ranalli, Supervisor District IV, (530) 621-6513, bosfour@edcgov.us
5. Sue Novasel, Supervisor District V, (530) 621-6577, bosfive@edcgov.us
Board of Supervisors' Agenda Item Comments, Clerk of the Board: edc.cob@edcgov.us

Contact info for Congressman Tom McClintock:
(916) 786-5560 local office
(202) 225-2511

Bureau of Indian Affairs:
Sacramento office, Mervel Harris, (916) 978-6062, Mervel.Harris@BIA.gov
Federal Office (202)208-3710
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Subject: Comment on 2-24-15 BOS Agenda Item, Tribe Open Shooting Range

Dear Board of Supervisors,

I request that you take a firm stance and demand that the Tribe submit a project application for their proposed open shooting range project so that public health and safety can be reviewed in an open and transparent process.

Thank you,

[Your Name]
[Your town or address]
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Action Alert! Open Shooting Range proposed near Shingle Springs Drive

posted Feb 2, 2015, 9:54 PM by Lori Parlin

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians has announced that it plans to build a 25-lane open shooting range on the land that they have purchased across the freeway from the Red Hawk Casino (see area map below).  Many residents have questions and concerns about an open range so close to a residential neighborhood, schools, Highway 50, and the El Dorado Trail/Rail Corridor (for pedestrian, equestrian, bicycling, and train use).  This is especially troubling due to the hazardous nature of lead dispersing into the soil and the eventual need to perform a costly cleanup to remove toxic lead from the land - see the Sharp Park Rifle Range for an example:http://sfrecpark.org/project/sharp-park-rifle-range/ 




Residents have contacted the Bureau of Indian Affairs and determined that the land in question has been put into Trust for the Tribe, but has not been annexed into the reservation.  Further investigation has not provided clarity as to whether development on that land falls under the rules of the County, the Federal government, or the Tribe's sovereign nation, nor whether an open shooting range is allowed.

This has become an urgent matter because the Tribe has stated that they intend to open sometime in February 2015 and it appears that grading on the property has started.

Please take action:
If you are concerned about this project and would like our local officials to immediately get involved, please contact Supervisor Michael Ranalli at bosfour@edcgov.us and 530-621-6513.  Tell Supervisor Ranalli that this is a public health and safety issue and needs immediate attention by our county officials.

Please forward this email to anyone that may be interested.

County Sign Ordinance Update Draft EIR public comment meeting - Thurs, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

posted Jan 27, 2015, 10:55 PM by Lori Parlin

Greetings Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

Below is the email notice from the County regarding the latest Sign Ordinance update.  It is our opportunity to make comment about the analysis that was done in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).  If you read the DEIR and find that the analysis is insufficient or unclear, then make a comment about it.  The analysis in a DEIR is supposed to be clear and thorough for the public's benefit.

We anticipate having a few other updates for you soon, and perhaps an Action Alert.  As former Supervisor Briggs said at the December 9, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting, our voices are being heard and we're not going away:  http://youtu.be/RuEnRdNmyXQ   

Let's keep up the good work!

Lori Parlin on behalf of the
Shingle Springs Community Alliance, No San Stino, and Stop Tilden Park
  Keeping Shingle Springs Rural

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Subject: County Sign Ordinance Update Draft EIR public comment meeting -
Thurs, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
From: Anne Novotny <anne.novotny@edcgov.us>
Date: Mon, January 26, 2015 8:38 am
To: Anne Novotny <anne.novotny@edcgov.us>

An open house meeting to accept written comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Sign Ordinance Update will be held this Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Planning Commission Hearing Room, 2850 Fairlane Court, Building C in Placerville.
The Draft EIR was released on December 31, 2014 for a 45-day public review period. Deadline to submit written comments is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February, 17, 2015. 

The Draft EIR and proposed Sign Ordinance Update are posted on the project webpage: http://www.edcgov.us/Government/LongRangePlanning/LandUse/Sign_Ordinance_Update.aspx
 

Anne Novotny
Senior Planner
 
County of El Dorado
Community Development Agency 
Long Range Planning Division
2850 Fairlane Court
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-5931 / (530) 642-0508
anne.novotny@edcgov.us

THANK YOU! Results of 12-9-14 Board meeting

posted Dec 13, 2014, 11:46 PM by Lori Parlin

The 12-9-14 Board meeting had a positive outcome and it is all because of YOU.  Thank you for responding to our Action Alert and asking the Board to take action to eliminate our Community Region Line in Shingle Springs.  Your phone calls, emails, and personal testimony at the Board meetings do make a difference and we are slowly seeing results.  We must stay the course and continue to be proactive and persistent in 2015.

The Board directed staff to draft a Resolution of Intent (ROI) to adopt our proposed map of Shingle Springs.  The staff will then bring the ROI to the Board for approval so that the staff can actually start working on adopting the map.  The ROI is only the first step in the process, but without that first step we can't get anywhere, so this was an important action that the Board took on our behalf.

Staff estimated that it will take between $100,000 to $150,000 to pay for the environmental reports that are needed to update the General Plan with our proposed Shingle Springs map.  We will need to be persistent to get the Board to fund the reports.  Please be ready to respond to future Action Alerts to encourage the Board to stay the course for the community.

Click here to see a video excerpt where the Board makes a motion to approve the Resolution and a motion to secure a source for its funding:  http://youtu.be/cxPX3ghnhzE 

If you would like to watch the entire agenda item, click herehttp://eldorado.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=557 and then scroll down to #27 on the menu under the video screen, at 5:41:00.

Click here to read the Mountain Democrat's coverage of the Board meeting.  If you cannot access the Mountain Democrat's website, click here.

Thank you again for all your time and energy toward protecting our rural residential lifestyle.  Measure O may not have passed, but because of all your hard work, we are being heard.

Action Alert! Community Regions on 12-9-14 Board of Supervisors agenda

posted Dec 7, 2014, 4:53 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Dec 7, 2014, 5:34 PM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

Please make phone calls, send emails, or attend the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, December 9, 2014:

These are the lines that make Shingle Springs and other rural areas of the county a target for high density development (see map at bottom of this email).

2:00 P.M. - TIME ALLOCATION
27. 13-0510 Community Development Agency, Long Range Planning Division,
summarizing Community Region boundary line review to date and
requesting Board direction regarding potential Community Region
boundary line amendments. (Est. Time: 1 Hr.)

County staff is asking the Board for very specific direction about which lines to consider for amending.  Former Supervisor Sweeney said in 2009 that if communities were given the chance to redraw the Community Region Lines, they would make them much smaller (http://youtu.be/iEBoNOjGsvQ).  This is our chance!  Let's tell the Board loud and clear that the lines that were included in Measure O are lines that have public support for amending.  Measure O proposed to replace the Community Region Lines in Shingle Springs, Pollock Pines, Camino, and Cedar Grove with smaller Rural Region Lines, and reduce the Community Region Line along the Green Valley Road corridor.  These are areas that are low density now and do not want to be a target for high-density development.  This is the Board's opportunity to clear up the $1,000,000 of misleading information that developers spent to defeat Measure O in the November election.

If you are available, PLEASE attend the Board meeting:
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 2:00pm
330 Fair Lane, Building A, Placerville, CA
***Wear your Shingle Springs T-shirt if you have one***
 
Use sample email below to send a message to the Board of Supervisors.
 
Contact info for Board of Supervisors:
(Please reference the Board meeting date in your email to expedite a response and subsequent addition to the agenda item) 
1. Ron Mikulaco, Supervisor District I, (530) 621-5650, bosone@edcgov.us
2. Shiva Frentzen, Supervisor District II, (530) 621-5651, bostwo@edcgov.us
3. Brian Veerkamp, Supervisor District III, (530) 621-5652, bosthree@edcgov.us
4. Ron Briggs, Supervisor District IV, (530) 621-6513, bosfour@edcgov.us
5. Norma Santiago, Supervisor District V, (530) 621-6577, bosfive@edcgov.us

Board of Supervisors, Clerk of the Board: edc.cob@edcgov.us
 
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To: <bosone@edcgov.us>, <bostwo@edcgov.us>, <bosthree@edcgov.us>, <bosfour@edcgov.us>, <bosfive@edcgov.us>, <edc.cob@edcgov.us>
Subject: Comment on 12-9-14 BOS Agenda Item #13-0510, Community Region Lines

Dear Board of Supervisors,

I cannot attend the December 9, 2014, meeting and this email comment is to take the place of my personal attendance.

Please direct staff to begin the process to amend the Community Region Lines as stated in Measure O.  Measure O proposed to replace the Community Region Lines in Shingle Springs, Pollock Pines, Camino, and Cedar Grove with smaller Rural Region Lines, and reduce the Community Region Line along the Green Valley Road corridor.  These are areas that are low density now and do not want to be a target for high-density development.  This is the Board's opportunity to clear up the $1,000,000 of misleading information that developers spent to defeat Measure O in the November election.
 
 
Thank you,

[Your Name]
[Your town or address]
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Updates on recent Board Meetings

posted Nov 23, 2014, 9:22 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Nov 23, 2014, 9:25 PM ]

November turned out to be a busy month at the county, so here are a few updates to keep you informed of the results, and what's coming up in December.

Community Planning
The Community Planning Guide was presented by county staff to the Board of Supervisors at the Monday, November 17th meeting.  Thank you to everyone that sent in emails and made phone calls about the guide.  Supervisor Santiago specifically addressed our concerns about the guide and made it clear that it is only a guide and will not derail the efforts that communities (including Shingle Springs) have already invested in the process.  The Board was supportive of the Community Plan process and county staff received direction to continue supporting those communities that want to move forward with a plan.  We will need to stay engaged to make sure that the new Board continues to support the Community Plan process.

The SSCA Core Committee will refocus its efforts on creating a draft of the Shingle Springs Community Plan that will then be circulated for feedback.  We anticipate partnering with county staff to assist with broadening our outreach so that we contact as many residents, landowners, and business owners as humanly possible to make this an inclusive, collaborative process.  It is not an easy task to tackle, but we will have the best outcome possible by making the process open to all.

Initiative to Retain Zoning and Protect Resources (Purple Petition)
The Purple Petition was before the Board at the Friday, November 21st meeting.  The Board was to choose between adopting it within 10 days or putting it on the next statewide ballot, which is anticipated to be in 2016.  Thank you to everyone that spoke at the Board meeting and sent in emails and made phone calls.  The odds of the Board adopting the initiative were slim, however, it was important that we requested them to adopt it to emphasize that a majority of the citizens in El Dorado County want the Board to implement the policies in the General Plan that will protect our quality of life.  It was not a surprise that the Board did not have the political will to adopt the initiative, so it will be on the next statewide ballot, which is anticipated to be in 2016.


Community Region Lines on December 2 Board Agenda
We have been advised that Community Region Lines will be on the December 2nd Board agenda.  That can be confirmed athttps://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx when the agenda is posted later this week.  Removing the Community Region Line from Shingle Springs is an important part of keeping our community's rural identity, so we will be sure to get our input into the discussion.  You can find information about the Shingle Springs Community Region Line here:  http://www.shinglespringscommunityalliance.com/community-region-line 

Remember, the speed of government can often be frustrating.  We are making a difference and our voices are being heard.  Let's stay the course and create a future for Shingle Springs that protects the quality of life that we all love.

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

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