ACTION ALERT! Attend 5/13/14 Board Meeting - Board will decide whether to order Election Reports on the 1-2-3 petitions

posted May 13, 2014, 10:29 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated May 13, 2014, 10:31 PM ]
May 9, 2014

Dear Shingle Springs residents and El Dorado County rural lifestyle supporters,

At Tuesday's Board meeting, the Board will consider whether or not to direct staff to prepare the reports that analyze each initiative that we are currently circulating for signatures.  If the Board decides to order the reports now, it will eliminate some waiting periods in the initiative process and give us up to an extra 30 days to collect signatures on our 1-2-3 petitions.  This is significant because on May 6th our petitioners committed to another 30 days of signature gathering.  At this time we are approximately 2/3rds done gathering enough signatures to qualify for the November 2014 ballot.  

At the last Board meeting on March 29th, several residents presented testimony about the fraud and deceit committed by the paid petitioners hired by Region Builders.  Then Sue Taylor and I requested that the Board put our request for the Election Reports on the next agenda.  Remember, the Board can only direct staff by making a motion on an agendized item.  You can view the testimony at http://youtu.be/k1s_8GCCFZw  and the request to the Board at http://youtu.be/Co9CRXQcCA4.  We have since learned that Region Builders spent $80,000 to get their petition on the ballot.

Please take action and contact the Supervisors and/or attend the Board meeting on Tuesday, May 13th.  At this time, all we know is that it will be in the morning with the Department Matters.  The agenda will be posted by Friday and you can find it here:  https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx 

We need as many people as possible to contact the Supervisors and attend the meeting to demand that they direct staff to prepare the Election Reports, which will assist the public to overcome the situation created by the fraudulent petitioners.  

Please attend, if you are available:
Board of Supervisors Meeting
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, approximately 10:00am
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) 
1. Ron Mikulaco, Supervisor District I, (530) 621-5650, bosone@edcgov.us
2. Ray Nutting, Supervisor District II, (530) 621-5651, bostwo@edcgov.us
3. Brian Veerkamp, Supervisor District III, (530) 621-5652, bosthree@edcgov.us
4. Ron Briggs, Supervisor District IV, (530) 621-6513, bosfour@edcgov.us
5. Norma Santiago, Supervisor District V, (530) 621-6577, bosfive@edcgov.us
Board of Supervisors' Agenda Item Comments, Clerk of the Board: edc.cob@edcgov.us

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Subject: Comment on 5-13-14 BOS Agenda Item, Request to direct staff to prepare Election Reports

Dear Board of Supervisors,

I request that you address the concerns of your constituents and direct staff to prepare the required Election Reports for the 1-2-3 petitions.  This is an opportunity for you to show that you want to be of service to your constituents and level the playing field in this situation created by the deep pockets of the Region Builders.

Thank you,

[Your Name]
[Your town or address]

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