As the number of communities showing interest in creating Community Plans has increased, the county has decided to create a guide for communities to use to create those plans. Click here to see the Fact Sheet for information about the process and meetings.
The meeting for Shingle Springs is scheduled for:
Tuesday, August 26, 6:00pm
Discovery Church, Room 3,
4270 Shingle Springs Drive, Shingle Springs
Please attend the meeting to give the county feedback and ask pertinent questions about their draft Guide to ensure that their process does not hinder the work that we've already completed.
Dear Shingle Springs residents and El Dorado County rural lifestyle supporters,
If you weren't able to make it to the District 2 forum on Thursday, August 14, the video is now available at: http://youtu.be/4EfA018uTYg Thank you again to the candidates who participated in the forum.
At the end of the forum we took a poll of the 170 attendees. Here are the results:
Question: At this time, which of the following candidates would you vote for? (Check Only One)
42 George Turnboo
41 Shiva Frentzen
24 Dave Pratt
3 Jennifer Nutting
3 Claire McNeal
1 Chris Amaral
Here is information for the next forum:
Candidate Forum hosted by League of Women Voters
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014
Place: Pleasant Valley Grange, 4765 Pleasant Valley Road, Placerville
As you can see on the webpage, we have several well-qualified candidates and it will be up to you to decide who will represent your interests.
Here is your next opportunity to hear from the candidates:
What: Candidate Forum, hosted by Shingle Springs Community Alliance
Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Place: Discovery Hills Church, 4270 Shingle Springs Drive, Shingle Springs (next to Buckeye Elementary School)
Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm
If you would like to submit a question to ask the candidates at the forum, please send them to info@ShingleSpringsCommunityAlliance.com to be put into the pool of questions.
Thank you for all of your emails and phone calls to the Board of Supervisors over the past couple of days.
As of 6:00pm on Monday, August 4th, we have not heard from any of the Supervisors that the Reinstate Measure Y (yellow) petition will be on the Tuesday, August 5 agenda.
We have been told that if it is a time sensitive, emergency item, then the Supervisors can vote to put it on the agenda immediately. However, to qualify as an emergency item, there has to be something about the item that was unknown at the time the agenda was posted.
When the agenda was posted on Friday, August 1, the initiative proponents did not know that Supervisor Brigg's son, Alex Briggs, was a consultant for the Region Builders/Fix Local Roads initiative, and was in the Board room during the meeting on July 29. The question has been raised: Why didn't Supervisor Briggs recuse himself from voting on this initiative that is in direct competition with his son's initiative? Another question has been raised: Why didn't Jim Moore divulge that he has worked for Region Builders as a pollster?
Please attend the Tuesday Board of Supervisors meeting and raise these questions and push to have this initiative put on the agenda as an emergency item.
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Tuesday, August 5, Open Forum, 9:00am
Building A, 330 Fair Lane Drive
Placerville, CA 95667
Another good question to ask is: Why was the Reinstate Measure Y (yellow) initiative singled out from the rest of the initiatives?
Greetings Shingle Springs residents and El Dorado County lifestyle supporters,
Here is the latest update on the 1-2-3 petitions.
1. The Community Region Lines (green) petition's signatures were certified by the Elections Department and received by the Board of Supervisors on 7/29/14. The BOS decided to put the initiative on the November 2014 ballot.
2. The Reinstate Measure Y (yellow) petition's signatures were certified by the Elections Department and received by the BOS on 7/29/14. Despite assurances on May 13th and June 10th that they would not order a 30-day report on our initiatives, the BOS decided to order a 30-day report on the economic impact of the initiative. Because of the 30-day report, the initiative will not make the cut-off for this year, so it will be on the November 2016 ballot.
3. The Retain Zoning/Preserve Resources (purple) petition is still a few hundred signatures short from qualifying to be on a ballot. If we can get a few hundred more signatures by September 9, 2014, then we will take the signatures to the Elections Department and get it on the November 2016 ballot.
A more detailed summary of the 7/29/14 BOS meeting will be sent out in the next few days.
Thank you for all your hard work and perseverance to get these initiatives on the ballot.
Congratulations to us all!
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Subject: From Save Our County: More good news! The Reinstate Measure Y -
Yellow petition has been certified!
Date: Sat, July 26, 2014 5:58 pm
Dear El Dorado County Rural Lifestyle Supporters,
Save Our County and Residents Involved in Positive Planning, working with many organizations and particularly the community of Shingle Springs, received the call that we gathered enough valid signatures to CERTIFY the “Reinstate Measure Y” (yellow petition) initiative!!
Thank you to everyone for all your hard work and support to making this effort a success.
We are inspired by the dedication of so many that are fighting for our lifestyle in El Dorado County.
7,921 of the 9,855 signatures turned in were determined to be valid signatures of registered voters (80%)!
The certification will be presented to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, July 29th. At that time the Board will decide whether to adopt the initiative, put it on the ballot, or order a 30-day report. Based on discussion at the Board On Tuesday, July 22nd, they will likely direct it to be placed on the ballot…Yea!
The grassroots team of signature gatherers reminds us of this quote:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead
Sue Taylor for:
Save Our County
We just got a call today from the Elections Office to tell us we gathered enough valid signatures to CERTIFY the “Fix Community Region Line Flaws” (green petition) initiative!!
There’s something to be said about “Grassroots and Community effort!!” Thank you to everyone for all your hard work and support to making this effort a success.
7,819 of the 9,512 signatures turned in were determined to be valid signatures of registered voters (82%)…Wow! That says a lot about being a community “Volunteer.” We know the rules and we stick to them!
The certification will be presented to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, July 29th. At that time the Board will decide whether to adopt the initiative, put it on the ballot, or order a 30-day report. Based on discussion at the Board today (22nd), they will likely direct it to be placed on the ballot…Yea!
Let’s keep our public presence alive….We are being heard!
The Sign Ordinance is on the agenda for this Tuesday's Board meeting at 2:00pm. The Board will decide whether or not to move forward with the environmental reports on the new draft of the ordinance.
The new draft is a complete rewrite and was just posted for public review on Friday, July 18. That is not enough time for a thorough reading and thoughtful consideration. Here is the agenda item:
30. 13-0086 Community Development Agency, Long Range Planning,
recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Review revisions made to the draft Sign Ordinance including
proposed reducing dwell time of electronic (digital) signs and signs in
motion from 12 seconds to 8 seconds;
2) Consider revisions to General Plan Objective 2.7.1 and Policy 188.8.131.52
as noted in the draft Resolution of Intention (ROI) to align General Plan
language with state law provisions; and
3) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution of Intention
106-2014 to Amend the Sign Ordinance and authorize staff to proceed
with the preparation of all necessary documentation and environmental
review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.
We need as many people as possible to contact the Supervisors and tell them that the public needs more than 4 days to review a complete rewrite of the draft Sign Ordinance. Feel free to customize and use the sample email below to contact the Supervisors.
If you are available, please attend:
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 2:00pm
Building A, 330 Fair Lane Drive
Placerville, CA 95667
Contact info for Board of Supervisors:
(Please reference the Board meeting date and agenda item number in your email to expedite a response and subsequent addition to the agenda item)
4. Ron Briggs, Supervisor District IV, (530) 621-6513, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Comment on 7-22-14 BOS Agenda Item, File #13-0086 Sign Ordinance
Dear Board of Supervisors,
I request that you do not approve and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution of Intention 106-2014 to Amend the Sign Ordinance and authorize staff to proceed with environmental review. The new draft was posted on Friday, July 18, which only gave the public 4 days to review the ordinance. The Sign Ordinance is a critically important document to the county and was completely rewritten instead of slightly edited. The new draft of the ordinance should be processed like a brand new ordinance to give the public time for review. Please start the process of public hearings to receive input.
[Your town or address]
The Vote By Mail ballots for the District 2 Supervisor Special Election will be sent out on August 11. As a result, the Shingle Springs Community Alliance is hosting a Candidate Forum on Thursday, August 14. The forum will be held at the Discovery Hills Church next to Buckeye Elementary School and is tentatively set to start at 6:30pm. Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend this opportunity to hear from the candidates. We will send out a separate press release soon with more detailed information.
In addition, we received an email notice from the Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce announcing that the Chamber will host its forum on Wednesday, July 23, at 6:00pm at Cielo Estate Winery, 3040 Ponderosa Road. This is another great opportunity to hear from the candidates. Contact the Chamber at 530-677-8000 with any questions.
We look forward to seeing you at these events.
Grassroots volunteers have gathered over 8,900 signatures on the Purple (Retain Zoning/Protect Resources) Petition and need another 600 signatures to feel confident in turning it in to the Elections Office.
Please help us reach the goal of getting the Purple Petition on the ballot. It requires that the Board of Supervisors implement policies from the 2004 General Plan (such as Water Supply, Scenic Corridor, and Cultural/Historical Resources policies) before approving any discretionary projects. Detailed information is available here: http://www.lvc-edc.org/about/retain-current-zoning
Here are places you can sign the Petition this weekend:
And here are locations where you can stop by any time during business hours to sign:
George's Pit Stop
M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm
6234 Pleasant Valley Road, El Dorado
(across from Poor Red's)
Mon-Sat 11:00am to 6:00pm
Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm
200 Armory Drive, Placerville (near Fairgrounds)
Jenni Lynn Consignment Boutique
M-F 10:00am - 6:00pm, Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
3490 Palmer Drive, #3B, Cameron Park
New - Lee's Feed
M-F 8:00am - 7:00pm, Sat 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm
4110 Mother Lode Drive, Shingle Springs
Sun-Thurs 9:00-4:00pm, Fri 8:00am-6:00pm,
3970 Durock Road, Shingle Springs
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am - 6:00pm
441 Main Street, Placerville
Ponderosa Auto Express
M-F 8:00am - 5:30pm and Saturdays 8:00am - 3:00pm
2981 Alhambra Drive, Cameron Park
Please thank these local businesses for supporting our efforts to protect our lifestyle and preserve resources in El Dorado County.
Have a safe 4th of July weekend!