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 <>
To: The BOSFOUR <>
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:

11-13-15  Supervisor Frentzen votes no on General Plan update due to unavoidable impacts:

11-13-15  Supervisor Frentzen votes no on Zoning Ordinance update due to lack of notification to property owners:

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:…/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 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

The meeting agenda will be posted to the Board's online calendar at: 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:
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:

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:

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

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:
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:

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:      Specifically, you can view the January 14, 2014 presentation to the Board of Supervisors here:

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:
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.


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.


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:
    View submitted document here:
    Look up parcels here:  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: <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>,

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.


[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 or call (530) 621-6513.

ACTION ALERT! Please attend the Board of Supervisors meeting on 11/10/15 to overhaul our current 2004 "voter approved" General Plan and Zoning Ordinance

posted Nov 7, 2015, 5:42 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Nov 7, 2015, 5:42 PM ]

Dear Shingle Springs Residents and Rural Lifestyle Supporters:

Our voter-approved General Plan is being rewritten and the Board of Supervisors are meeting next week to receive Planning Department presentations and adopt the changes!  This is cause for ALARM!  Please join representatives of the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (SSCA), Save Our County (SOC), and Rural Communities United (RCU) in attending the meeting to provide comment and let the Supervisors know that we do not want changes that will result in loss of safeguards against incompatible development, particularly in Shingle Springs!

Meeting Place: BOS Hearing Room, 330 Fair Lane, Building A, Placerville (County Center)
Meeting Time: Tuesday, November 10, beginning at 10:30am,  and Thursday, November 12, approximately 9:00am

For years now changes to the General Plan and zoning have been proceeding under the "Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update" (TGPA/ZOU) program.  Elements of rural lifestyle and environmental protections currently afforded under our General Plan will be eroded under the TGPA/ZOA provisions.  If adopted, these changes will result in a developer-friendly General Plan.

It is important for community members to attend, be recognized, and be heard.  The opportunity for public comment will be afforded intermittently throughout the meeting, but comment periods are not yet scheduled for specific times.  The BOS denied our request for pre-scheduled public comment periods to allow community members to attend and provide comment without missing full days of work.  However, as is stands now attending the meeting may include having to endure long periods of staff presentations before public comment is allowed; the County is not making the opportunity for public comment convenient.  (bring a book or your knitting)

For more information about the General Plan overhaul, watch this video from the April 29, 2015 Community Meeting:

Thank you for your continued interest in protecting our rural community!
Here is the hearing schedule that is posted on the County's website at:

Targeted General Plan Amendment & Zoning Ordinance Update (TGPA-ZOU)

The Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing for the TGPA-ZOU Project and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) beginning on November 10, 2015 in the Board Chambers, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville. The tentative* outline is below.  *Note: All dates, times and topics listed below are subject to change. Additional dates and topics may be added.  Please check this webpage for updates.

Tuesday, November 10
AM (approx. 10 am to 1 pm) - Project Background and Process 
PM (approx. 2 pm to 5 pm) - Project Components focused on Rural Areas – Natural Resources, Agriculture and Rural Lands

Thursday, November 12 
AM (approx. 9 am to Noon) - General Plan policies and Zoning Ordinance items related to community site design and general edits/clean-ups 
PM (approx. 1 pm to 5 pm) - Project Components focused on Community Regions

Friday, November 13 
The Board Chambers is reserved ALL DAY (approx. 9 am to 5 pm) - Continuation of previous discussions as needed and Board deliberation
To view the Final EIR, click on "TGPA-ZOU Final EIR July 2015" below. Printed copies of Chapters 1 through 8 with a CD of the complete FEIR may be purchased for $35 each by calling 621-4650. 

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