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Take Action - Make comments on Shingle Springs Drive encroachment by 6/26/16

posted Jun 22, 2016, 11:46 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Jun 22, 2016, 11:47 PM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indian's gas station project is preparing to move forward.  There are several things you can do to get your concerns addressed regarding the encroachment permit for the utilities and driveway to the gas station.

1.  Submit your comments regarding the encroachment onto Shingle Springs Drive for utilities and the driveway to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors by June 26, 2016, at edc.cob@edcgov.us.  Links to the environmental reports (Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study) are available here:  http://edcapps.edcgov.us/Planning/ProjectInquiryDisplay.asp?ProjectID=20473

2.  Attend the Board of Supervisors hearing on June 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm, at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville.

3.  Donate to the El Dorado Council to help fund the legal team that will be assisting the community with this and other "tribe-related" issues.  The El Dorado Council is a 501c3 nonprofit (Please consult with your tax advisor to determine whether your donation is tax deductible in whole or in part).  More information about the El Dorado Council is available on their website:  http://eldoradocouncil.org.

Checks can be made payable and sent to:

    El Dorado Council Incorporated
    P.O. Box 504
    Shingle Springs, CA 95682

Thank you!

[FWD: Press Release – GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY GROUPS BRING A WIN AND AWARENESS TO EL DORADO COUNTY]

posted Jun 22, 2016, 11:45 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Jun 22, 2016, 11:45 PM ]

Greetings El Dorado County rural lifestyle supporters,


Thank you to each and every one of you who helped make the Yes on E & G campaign a success! Please stay engaged and continue to keep up the good fight to protect our quality of life in El Dorado County.

Lori Parlin

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Sue Taylor (530) 391-2190
SaveOurCounty.net


GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY GROUPS BRING 
A WIN AND AWARENESS TO EL DORADO COUNTY


June 8, 2016, Placerville, CA

Save Our County, Residents Involved in Positive Planning, and the Shingle Springs Community Alliance would like to thank the voters of El Dorado County for the adoption of Measure E. Measure E retains a new and improved 1998 Measure Y while sending a clear message that projects which create gridlock on our roads will not be tolerated.


Measure G lost by a slim margin, informing the Board of Supervisors that it is not just a “small” group of residents that want our resources, rural character, and quality of life protected, as promised in the voter-approved 2004 General Plan.


The 'No' campaign by Parker Development, the Farm Bureau, Alliance for Responsible Planning, and the Winery Association promised to protect our open space, farms, wineries, rural economy, local jobs, worms, water, roads, rural quality of life, schools, public safety, fire protection, small businesses, our children, and seniors.


In light of those campaign promises we would expect to find common ground with the opposing groups when we ask the Board of Supervisors to stop ruling in favor of projects that violate our General Plan. Rather than wasting public and private resources by forcing lawsuits, the Supervisors should stand with the people of El Dorado County in demanding that the required policies that protect our historical, cultural, agricultural, recreational, and natural resources finally be put in place.


We would like to express a special appreciation to the many individuals, business owners, farmers, and ranchers who have spent their time and energy to spread the word about the importance of protecting our rural quality of life.
Additionally, thank you to the many community groups that supported our shared cause, including Citizens for Sensible Development in El Dorado Hills, Friends of Historic Hangtown, Georgetown Preservation Society, our friends in Meyers, and especially Rural Communities United (RCU).


When the current Board of Supervisors recently overhauled our General Plan and Zoning Ordinance to favor higher-density, urban-type development, RCU was quick to take the lead in a lawsuit designed to stop the county from its abuse of “discretionary” power. We encourage everyone to support RCU with donations to fund the lawsuit that will further restore the voter-approved 2004 General Plan.


Supplemental information can be found at this website: ruralcommunitiesunited.org.
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Celebrate our Grassroots Yes on E & G campaign with District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen

posted Jun 1, 2016, 12:03 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Jun 1, 2016, 12:03 AM ]

Greetings El Dorado County rural lifestyle supporters,

Please join us on Election Night to celebrate grassroots efforts throughout El Dorado County. The word is spreading and citizens are understanding the need to take a stand to protect our quality of life from big-moneyed developers. As voters are filling out their ballots now, please send out one last reminder to friends and family to vote Yes on E & G. More information is available here: SaveOurCounty.net

The Shingle Springs Community Alliance core committee has endorsed Shiva Frentzen for District 2 Supervisor and many of us from the grassroots Yes on E & G campaign will be joining Shiva at her campaign celebration. You are welcome to join us. We look forward to seeing you there! Please forward to friends and family.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Los Pinos Restaurant
3420 Palmer Drive
Cameron Park, CA 95682
(530) 672-1403

TAKE ACTION - Write Letters to Bureau of Indian Affairs - Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians - Notices of Application - Comment Period

posted May 6, 2016, 12:18 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated May 6, 2016, 12:18 PM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

Please see email below from Supervisor Ranalli's office.

We are asking that you write letters to request that the Bureau of Indian Affairs deny the Tribe's application to put more parcels into Trust.  Reasons for denial include:  

1) The process is broken and needs improvement so that tribes cannot abuse their sovereignty;  
2) The Tribal Council is developing projects that are adversarial to local zoning laws and regulations;  
3) The Tribal Council continues to break its obligations of its State Compact to be a good neighbor in Shingle Springs and El Dorado County; and
4) The Tribal Council previously did a bait and switch when it stated in its 2006 Fee-to-Trust application that it would develop parcels for a health facility and houses, but instead have developed a gun range and motocross track - and has announced plans to build over 100,000 square feet of commercial development, including a gas station, all within a rural, residential neighborhood.

Please send your letter ASAP so that it is received no later than May 30 to: 

Ms. Amy Dutschke, Regional Director
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Pacific Regional Office
2800 Cottage Way
Sacramento, CA 95825

Subject Line:  Trust Application - Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

URGENT!  Include this statement in your letter:  "As a resident of El Dorado County I am submitting this letter by the May 30, 2016 deadline that was extended to the County of El Dorado."

Also send a copy of your letter to:

El Dorado County Board of Supervisors via Mail 
<bosone@edcgov.us>, <bostwo@edcgov.us>, <bosthree@edcgov.us>, <bosfour@edcgov.us>, <bosfive@edcgov.us>, <edc.cob@edcgov.us>

Congressman Tom McClintock
Use this email submittal form:  https://mcclintock.house.gov/contact/email-me

Office of US Senator Feinstein

Sara J. Drake, Deputy Attorney General
State of California
Department of Justice
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550


Lastly, if you would like more information about this issue, please visit these websites:  www.eldoradocouncil.org and www.gunrangeinfo.com.

Thank you,

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

---------------------------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE ---------------------------

From: brenda.bailey@edcgov.us [mailto:brenda.bailey@edcgov.us] On Behalf Of The BOSFOUR
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 1:26 PM
To: The BOSFOUR
Subject: [Bulk] Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians - Notices of Application - Comment Period
 
Good Afternoon,
 
As part of the Tuesday, April 19, 2016, Board of Supervisors meeting agenda, the Board reviewed the two (2) Notices of (Non-Gaming) Land Acquisition Application submitted by the Shingle Springs Rancheria Band of Miwok Indians to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs to have real property accepted into trust for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians by the Unites States of America.  
 
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs did review these applications and has released a Notice of Application for each of the two (2) Applications and is now seeking comments on the proposed acquisition. The County of El Dorado has 30 days to provide written comments to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding the proposed acquisition.  Copies of each of the two (2) Notices is attached for your review. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6SYfsvp_87XRWVzU3JLS0Y4MUk/view?usp=sharing) and (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6SYfsvp_87Xa3M4enV0ckd1NFE/view?usp=sharing)
 
The Board provided direction to the Chief Administrative Officer to work in cooperation with County Counsel to coordinate and prepare to submit within the 30-day comment period, a comprehensive response on behalf of the County that incorporates the assessed impacts of the Federal Government accepting the specified parcels "in trust" that includes, but is not limited to, confirmation of the Legal Land Descriptions/Site Locations as provided within the two (2) Notices, assessment of the impact from the removal of the specified parcels from the tax roll, impact to surrounding land use and infrastructure, and impact to the delivery of County Services.  
 
The Board also authorized the Chairman's signature on a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to formally request a 30-day extension on the comment period.  A copy of the executed letter is attached for your information  (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6SYfsvp_87XZEliLTNuM2ctVGM/view?usp=sharing).  
 
As part of this effort, Supervisor Ranalli requests that members of the community who wish to submit comments regarding the proposed acquisition, can submit comments either directly to his office and/or directly to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
 
Comments submitted to Supervisor Ranalli will be forwarded immediately to County Counsel and the Chief Administrative Office to be included in the process to develop the County's response to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Comments can be submitted to Supervisor Ranalli as follows:
 
Email:  BOSFOUR@edcgov.us
Subject:  Trust Application Comments
 
Or, via US Mail:  Supervisor Michael Ranalli, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667
 
Comments can also be submitted directly to the Bureau of Indian Affairs:  Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Regional Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825.
 
Please note that until the Bureau of Indian Affairs reviews and considers the County's request for the additional 30 days to provide comment, the County, as of this date, has now approximately three weeks to prepare comments.  For this reason, if you wish to provide comments, please submit your comments as soon as possible as provided above.
 
 
The Board of Supervisors April 19, 2016, meeting agenda and minutes can be accessed directly using the following link (please make certain that the drop down boxes contain "2016" and "Board of Supervisors"):
 
 
Please do not hesitate to contact our office should you have any questions.
 
Thank you,
 
Brenda Bailey
Assistant to Supervisor Ranalli
Board of Supervisors, District IV
County of El Dorado
(530) 621-6513

FYI - [FWD: Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians - Fee-to-Trust Applications]

posted Apr 17, 2016, 11:07 PM by Lori Parlin

The email below was sent by Supervisor Ranalli's office. The Redhawk Casino Tribe has requested that 7 parcels of land in the Grassy Run neighborhood be placed into Trust. Discussion on this topic has been added to Tuesday's agenda as a Department Matter, which is not time specific. If you are interested in this Board agenda item, please attend. Keep in mind, the Tribe bought these parcels from landowners surrounding the Rancheria. It is not tribal land. We will follow up later in the week with the results of the Board meeting and ideas for you to take action.

Here are links to the two applications, including parcel maps:

------------------ Forwarded Message ------------------
Subject: Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians - Fee-to-Trust Applications
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:24:28 -0700
From: The BOSFOUR <bosfour@edcgov.us>
To: The BOSFOUR <bosfour@edcgov.us>
Good Afternoon,
As you have contacted our office to provide comment and/or request information pertaining to projects proposed within Shingle Springs and/or proposed by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, I am contacting you today on behalf of Supervisor Michael Ranalli with an update.

The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians submitted two (2) applications to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs to have real property accepted into trust for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians by the United States of America. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs has reviewed these applications and has released a Notice of Application for each of the two (2) applications and is now seeking comments on the proposed acquisition. The County of El Dorado has 30 days to provide written comment to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding the proposed acquisition.
Supervisor Ranalli received both Notices of Application on Thursday, April 14, 2016, and has submitted an item, to be included as part of the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, April 19, 2016, meeting agenda, for the Board's review.

In addition to the opportunity to review the Notices of Application, Supervisor Ranalli will recommend that the Board provide direction to the Chief Administrative Officer in cooperation with County Counsel to coordinate, and prepare to submit within the 30-day comment period, a comprehensive response on behalf of the County that incorporates the assessed impacts of the Federal Government accepting the property "in trust" that includes, but is not limited to: confirmation of the Legal Land Descriptions/Site Locations as provided within each of the two (2) Notices of Application; assessment of the impact from the removal of the specified parcels from the tax roll; impact to surrounding land use and infrastructure; and impact to the delivery of County services.

He will also recommend that the Board authorize the Chairman's signature on a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs to formally request an extension on the comment period by an additional 30 days.

Supervisor Ranalli's agenda item (16-0419) will be included as part the addendum to the April 19, 2016 agenda as Item #47. A copy of the agenda report and each of the two (2) Notices of Application are attached for your information.

The Board of Supervisors April 19, 2016, meeting agenda can be accessed directly using the following link (please make certain that the drop down boxes contain "2016" and "Board of Supervisors"):


Please do not hesitate to contact our office should you have any questions.

Thank you,
Brenda Bailey
Assistant to Supervisor Ranalli
Board of Supervisors, District IV
County of El Dorado
(530) 621-6513

We support Shiva Frentzen for District 2 Supervisor

posted Apr 16, 2016, 9:34 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Apr 16, 2016, 9:34 PM ]

The Shingle Springs Community Alliance Core Committee endorses Shiva Frentzen in her re-election bid for District 2 County Supervisor.  Shiva's values align with ours and her voting record reflects that.  Shiva consistently questions the status quo at Board meetings and votes with the interests of the community in mind.  

Supervisor Frentzen's campaign slogan is "Plan Within our Limits," which is consistent with her 2014 Campaign themes of "No San Stino" and "No Marble Valley."

Please join us in voting for Shiva Frentzen for District 2 Supervisor.

Below are video clips of Supervisor Frentzen at Board meetings.  We look forward to her continued leadership of responsible decision making for a prosperous future.

4-5-16  Supervisor Frentzen honors local community with no vote on Dollar General:  https://youtu.be/hkYhIL6e8pE

11-13-15  Supervisor Frentzen votes no on General Plan update due to unavoidable impacts:  https://youtu.be/9Ai6fMP4YL8

11-13-15  Supervisor Frentzen votes no on Zoning Ordinance update due to lack of notification to property owners:  https://youtu.be/VCnNuxs6tYY

Please join us in supporting Shiva Frentzen in her re-election on June 7, 2016.   Forward this information to your contacts in District 2.

Reminder: Pick up flyers this Saturday - Help with Measures E and G

posted Apr 14, 2016, 11:18 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Apr 14, 2016, 11:18 PM ]

It's time to hit the streets and alert people to vote Yes on Measures E and G. Measures E and G will make it difficult for developers to build projects like Marble Valley and San Stino's Mill Creek because those projects are not part of our county's General Plan.

These are countywide measures, so we encourage you to take flyers with you and distribute them everywhere you go throughout the county.

Flyer pick up time and place:***
Shingle Springs Post Office
Saturday, April 16, between 10:00 and 11:00am

When you stop by we can help you with ideas for distributing flyers. Let us know if you have a friend with a business who will hand out flyers.

The mail-in ballots will be in mailboxes in early May, so we must get going now.

If you would like to download and print a few copies yourself to distribute to friends and family, click here:https://saveourcountydotnet.files.wordpress.com/…/yes-and-e….

This weekend we will also be sending out a separate email with information for you to easily email to your contact list.

Thank you.

***If you cannot make it to the flyer pickup on Saturday, but would like to distribute flyers, please send us an email at info@shinglespringscommunityalliance.com so that we can make other arrangements.

Action Alert - Attend Community Planning Workshop April 4

posted Mar 29, 2016, 2:39 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Mar 29, 2016, 2:40 PM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

At our March 3, 2016 Community Meeting we gave everyone a heads up that the County will be holding a workshop on Community Planning and that as many of us as possible should attend to make sure all of the efforts by Shingle Springs residents will be included and followed up in the process.

Please attend the County's workshop:
Monday, April 4, 2016 at 6:00pm
330 Fair Lane, Building A, Board Chambers
Placerville

The meeting agenda will be posted to the Board's online calendar at: https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx as soon as it becomes available.

A few of the items that we have discussed as a community and would like included in the Shingle Springs Community Plan are:

1.    Design Standards for new Commercial and Multi-Family development
       (You can view results from our 6-5-13 survey here:  http://www.shinglespringscommunityplan.org/results-of-6-5-13-design-guidelines)
2.    Planned Development Overlays to mitigate the potential for incompatible development on rezoned parcels
3.    Moving overhead utilities to underground for improved public safety and aesthetics

If you missed the Community Meeting and would like to see the presentation, visit this website:  http://www.shinglespringscommunityalliance.com/3-3-16-community-meeting

Follow up to 3/3/16 Community Meeting

posted Mar 11, 2016, 8:15 AM by Lori Parlin

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our Community Meeting last week.  We appreciate your enthusiasm and well informed questions.  For those of you who signed up to help out with Action Committees, one of our group members will be in touch with you soon for next steps.  Please keep an eye on your email inbox.

If you were not able to attend the meeting, you may watch a video of the meeting and view the Powerpoint of the presentation on our website here:   http://www.shinglespringscommunityalliance.com/3-3-16-community-meeting

Additionally, if would like to sign up to help with an Action Committee, take a look at the information below and send your response to us at info@ShingleSpringsCommunityAlliance.com

We thank everyone for your continued support of keeping Shingle Springs rural.

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Action Survey
(Check Options below)
 
I am willing to help out by:
 
*    Joining a sign painting party
*    Posting signs at my:   *Home   *Business
*    Commenting on San Stino's Mill Creek NOP when announced
*    Help with our Measures E and G campaign for the June 2016 ballot
*    Volunteering when needed
*    Make a Donation - See Donation information below
*    Other (specify): _______________
 
Contact Information:
Name:__________________________________________________________________________
 
Address:   ______________________________________________________________________
                            (for posting a sign)
 
Phone Number: ________________________________________________________________  
                                         (Home)                                                                           (Cell)

To make a Donation:
Send your check payable to:
Shingle Springs Community Alliance (SSCA)
P.O. Box 1581
Shingle Springs, CA 95682

SAVE THE DATE: Shingle Springs Community Meeting 3/3/16

posted Feb 16, 2016, 6:40 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Feb 16, 2016, 6:40 AM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

The Shingle Springs Community Alliance, No San Stino, and Stop Tilden Park organizations are holding a Community Meeting to give you an update on several projects in Shingle Springs, including:
  • Community Plan
  • San Stino's Mill Creek project (San Stino was renamed to Mill Creek)
  • Casino Tribe's projects
  • Land use initiatives that will be on the June 2016 ballot
The meeting will be held on:
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Discovery Hills Church
4270 Shingle Springs Drive, Shingle Springs (next to Buckeye Elementary School). Please note that Discovery Hills Church is not affiliated with the sponsoring organizations.

To accommodate people who are home during the day and people who work during the day, two identical sessions will be available for attendees: Session 1 at 4:00pm and Session 2 at 6:30pm
 
On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, the Board of Supervisors took action to keep Community Plans on the list of projects for the Long Range Planning staff. As such, it is in our best interest as a community to come together to create a Shingle Springs Community Plan to advocate for the preservation and enhancement of our lifestyle of a peaceful country community with ranches and homes on acreage for generations to come.

Please attend this important meeting. 
 
More information about the Shingle Springs Community Plan is available on this website: www.ShingleSpringsCommunityPlan.org

Please forward this email and share with your fellow residents, landowners, and business owners in Shingle Springs.

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