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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

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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.

***************************************************************************************************
 
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.

Action Alert! Show Your Support for Community Planning

posted Feb 4, 2016, 2:13 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Feb 4, 2016, 2:17 PM ]

On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, the Board of Supervisors will direct the Long Range Planning Staff regarding their priority list of projects for 2016.  Shingle Springs is one of several communities in El Dorado County that has been working toward creating a Community Plan.  You can see the progress that has been made here:  www.ShingleSpringsCommunityPlan.org      Specifically, you can view the January 14, 2014 presentation to the Board of Supervisors here:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6SYfsvp_87XOVNpSzlxSnFMRzQ/view?usp=sharing

Please show your support for the BOS to direct staff to allocate their resources to assist communities, including Shingle Springs, to complete their Community Plans.

Please attend:
Board of Supervisors meeting
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at approximately 11:00am (agenda is posted: https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx)
330 Fair Lane, Building A
Placerville, CA

If you cannot attend the meeting but want to voice your concerns to the Board of Supervisors, use the sample email below to contact the Supervisors.  Please personalize the email to help convey your message.

Subject line: BOS 2-9-16 Agenda, Long Range Planning Priority Matrix, File #16-0069.

To: bosone@edcgov.us, bostwo@edcgov.us, bosthree@edcgov.us, bosfour@edcgov.us, bosfive@edcgov.us, edc.cob@edcgov.us

Dear Supervisors,

Because strong communities create economic development, I request that you direct the Long Range Planning staff to make Community Planning one of the highest priorities on their project list for 2016 and to allocate the resources necessary to complete that project.

Sincerely,


Your Name
Your Town

Take Action! Contact Supervisors to stop rezoning Shingle Springs

posted Nov 28, 2015, 12:31 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Nov 28, 2015, 12:34 PM ]

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

On Friday, 11/13/15, the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to pass the TGPA/ZOU (General Plan Update/Zoning Ordinance Update or LUPPU).  They will come back on 12/15/15 to finalize their vote and clean up any loose ends to prepare for the anticipated lawsuit.

The Board's approval included rezoning 37,000 parcels in El Dorado County.   Rezoning the parcels was done without notifying landowners nor adjacent landowners who would be impacted.  The County put the burden of finding the rezoned parcels on citizens.  So, during the hearings on November 10, 12, and 13, citizens did point out several parcels that were being rezoned to higher development densities, which is in conflict with the stated goals.  

Here is a very concrete example of a rezone to a higher, incompatible density, in Shingle Springs.

  1. This map shows the intersection of Ponderosa Road and Highway 50.  The Board rezoned the 2 north corners of Ponderosa and Highway 50 to an intense commercial zone that is for regional projects, like a Costco (in red with horizontal lines).  That will completely destroy our sense of place in Shingle Springs and negatively impact traffic forever.

  2. Additionally, these commercial parcels are adjacent to Medium Density Residential parcels, which are 1-acre to 5-acres in size (the pink color).  A regional project is a very intense use and not compatible with residential homes.  Therefore, a request was made to rezone the commercial parcels to a compatible zone, such as Commercial Office or Commercial Light, but that request was ignored.  
    View video here:  https://youtu.be/UhBJKkCZjaA
    View submitted document here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6SYfsvp_87XZzY2b0pvSGhta2M/view?usp=sharing
    Look up parcels here: http://gem.edcgov.us/zoning_luppu/  If you have questions on the map, contact Shawna Purvines, El Dorado County Long Range Planning, (530) 621-5362

  3. Furthermore, there are already small businesses and offices on these commercial parcels.  Changing their zoning to Commercial Regional makes the businesses on the ground incompatible with the zoning.  The TGPA/ZOU was NOT supposed to create inconsistencies.  

  4. Lastly, the community of Shingle Springs has been very active in the past several years.  Why didn't the Planning staff or Supervisors tell us about the proposed changes and ask for our input???


This is just one example out of the 37,000 parcels that were rezoned.  How many other instances of unnecessary and increased densities were approved without public knowledge?

PLEASE TAKE ACTION - Write to the Supervisors - Customize our sample email to fit your concerns

To: <bosone@edcgov.us>, <bostwo@edcgov.us>, <bosthree@edcgov.us>, <bosfour@edcgov.us>, <bosfive@edcgov.us>, <edc.cob@edcgov.us>,shawna.purvines@edcgov.us

Subject: TGPA/ZOU Final vote on 12-15-15

Dear Supervisors Mikulaco, Veerkamp, Ranalli, and Novasel,

I request that you do not approve the rezoning of thousands of parcels in El Dorado County.  The rezone at the intersection of Ponderosa Road and Highway 50 is an example of how the community was left out of the process and not informed about the negative impacts to traffic and quality of life from these rezones.  Instead of these rezones, I ask that you use our County resources to protect our existing Community Identity in Shingle Springs as a peaceful country community of homes and ranches on acreage.

Thank you to Supervisor Frentzen for voting No on these rezones and the TGPA.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]
[Your Town]

Please Attend - Supervisor Ranalli's Town Hall Meeting December 10

posted Nov 20, 2015, 9:19 PM by Lori Parlin

Supervisor Michael Ranalli
Announces 5th Town Hall Meeting of 2015
 
Contact: (530) 621-6513
 
El Dorado County Supervisor Michael Ranalli invites the community to join him at a Town Hall meeting in Shingle Springs. 
 
Please join him on:
 
Thursday, December 10, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Park Community Church
3901 Wild Chaparral Drive
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
 
Supervisor Ranalli is hosting this meeting to provide residents with an update on a variety of county projects, the accomplishments of the Board of Supervisors, and to offer an open dialogue on the issues that are a priority for residents of the Shingle Springs and Cameron Park community.  “I encourage the community to attend so that we can have a conversation about County services,” said Supervisor Ranalli.  “Town Hall meetings provide me with an opportunity to hear directly from the community on how we are doing and where we can make improvements.”
  
For more information please contact bosfour@edcgov.us or call (530) 621-6513.

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