ACTION ALERT - 2017/18 Fiscal Budget, CEDAC recommendations for Community Plans

posted Jun 18, 2017, 8:21 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Jun 18, 2017, 8:21 AM ]
Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

On Tuesday, June 20, at 2:00 pm, the Board of Supervisors will review and make decisions on the proposed 2017/18 budget.

The Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee (CEDAC) submitted a letter to the Supervisors requesting both fiscal and staff support to implement Community Plans.  That letter is available here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6SYfsvp_87XbkF0LWJJdVVBQ0U/view?usp=sharing

Shingle Springs residents and businesses worked toward creating a Community Plan in 2013/14 and are ready to complete that process with the County's support.  As such, the Shingle Springs Community Alliance sent a letter to support CEDAC's request.  That letter is below for your reference.

Feel free to send in your own letter of support or attend the meeting, if you are available.  

The agenda item and attachments for the budget are available here:  http://eldorado.legistar.com/gateway.aspx?m=l&id=/matter.aspx?key=22345

Thank you!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 2017/18 Fiscal Budget, CEDAC recommendations for Community
Plans
From: "Lori at Shingle Springs Community Alliance"
<info@shinglespringscommunityalliance.com>
Date: Fri, June 16, 2017 12:14 pm
To: john.hidahl@edcgov.us, "Shiva Frentzen" <shiva.frentzen@edcgov.us>,
brian.veerkamp@edcgov.us, Michael.ranalli@edcgov.us,
sue.novasel@edcgov.us
Cc: "Clerk of the Board" <edc.cob@edcgov.us>, don.ashton@edcgov.us,
shawne.corley@edcgov.us, "Creighton Avila" <creighton.avila@edcgov.us>,
tiffany.schmid@edcgov.us, "Anne Novotny" <anne.novotny@edcgov.us>,
cynthia.freeland@edcgov.us

Dear Supervisors,

The Shingle Springs Community Alliance core group supports CEDAC's request for fiscal and staff support for the development of Community Plans.  Shingle Springs residents made great strides in 2013 and 2014 toward implementing a Community Plan, and are ready to complete that process with the County's guidance and support, as is suggested in the Community Plan Guide dated November 2014.

Based on discussions with former Long Range Planning Director Dave Defanti and former Principal Planner Shawna Purvines, the Shingle Springs Community Plan will focus on creating design standards for multi-family and commercial development within the commercial core along Mother Lode Drive.  This is an excellent opportunity to pursue economic development in that area by creating a unifying theme for new development centered around the train depot.

We ask that you adopt CEDAC's recommendations as part of the 2017/18 budget.  

As stated at the September 11, 2013 meeting in Shingle Springs,

"The Shingle Springs Community Identity and Community Plan Will:
Respect the rural lifestyle of the current residents while allowing for economic expansion that builds upon the rural character and contributes to the economic health of Shingle Springs.

The Shingle Springs community envisions itself as a peaceful country community with ranches and homes on acreage."

Thank you,


Lori Parlin on behalf of the
Shingle Springs Community Alliance
  Keeping Shingle Springs Rural