Action Alert! Tired of fighting development issues on a project by project basis?

posted Nov 18, 2014, 8:54 PM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 8:54 PM ]
Local Voter Control in El Dorado County’s third petition is coming before the Board of Supervisors on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The Board has authority to adopt the ordinance as written.

We need you to call and email the Board of Supervisors and ask them to adopt the ordinance as written. Doing so will implement the policies that protect our quality of life in El Dorado County that has been promised.

Agenda:

Item 14-1470:

The current 2004 General Plan is often touted as a carefully crafted document, yet the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission have continued to ignore, change, re-interpret or "amend" the parts of the General Plan that were promised to the public as protections.

The Initiative to "Retain Current Zoning and Rural Assets" (also known as the Purple Petition) prevents incompatible zone changes and would require that the Board of Supervisors reinstate or implement the following protective policies (currently in the General Plan) before allowing any future discretionary projects:

1. Restore the Agricultural buffers between Agricultural land and incompatible uses in order to protect the Right to Farm

2. Restore Mixed Use policies (projects with both residential and commercial elements) to their original densities

3. Implement Cultural and Historical policies

4. Implement a Water Supply and Demand Management Plan required in the 2004 General Plan

5. Implement Scenic Corridor and Vista Point policies

Discretionary Project means that the project is not allowed by right and would either need the Planning Commission or Board of Supervisors to pass legislation in order to allow the project. This petition does nothing to remove a property owner's right to build or develop their land as currently allowed by law.

Please attend the meeting to urge the Board to adopt the ordinance:
Board of Supervisors Meeting
330 Fair Lane, Building A, Placerville, CA
Friday, November 21, 2014, 1:00pm

Use sample email below to send a message to the Board of Supervisors.

Contact info for Board of Supervisors:
(Please reference the Board meeting date 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. Shiva Frentzen, 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 #14-1470 Comments, Clerk of the Board: edc.cob@edcgov.us
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Sample email [please customize it to reflect your concerns]:

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

Subject: Comment on 11-21-14 BOS Agenda Item #14-1470, Initiative to Retain Current Zoning and Rural Assets

Dear Board of Supervisors,

I cannot attend the November 21, 2014, meeting and this email comment is to take the place of my personal attendance.

The citizens of El Dorado County have been asking for clarity and protections of our way of life for decades. I urge you to adopt the Initiative to Retain Current Zoning and Rural Assets so that important protective policies promised in our General Plan are implemented and restored before any more discretionary projects are approved.

Thank you,
[Your Name]
[Your town or address]