Board of Supervisors Special Workshop regarding Traffic Gridlock, Monday, August 26, 1:30pm

posted Aug 21, 2013, 11:23 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Aug 21, 2013, 11:24 AM ]
Dear Shingle Springs residents and supporters,

On Monday, August 26th, 1:30 pm, the Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting to hear a presentation led by the group that brought our county Measure Y.   The presentation will be an alternative to the Land Use Policy Programmatic Update (LUPPU) growth projections presented on July 30th.   Measure Y was a voter approved initiative that was intended to provide protection against traffic gridlock. Unfortunately, the County has not been attentive to the requirements of Measure Y, and large proposed projects like San Stino and Tilden Park would be in direct violation if approved. 

Please note that Shingle Springs Community Alliance/No San Stino/Stop Tilden Park has been attending the organizational meetings for the new ballot measure and providing input to ensure that it includes verbiage to further our mission to keep Shingle Springs rural.  At this time we cannot endorse the ballot measure because it has not been finalized.  Once the verbiage of the ballot measure is finalized, we will analyze it and share that analysis with the community.

Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors
330 Fair Ln, Placerville (Building A, Board Hearing Rm)
Monday, August 26, 2013, 1:30pm  

If you are available to attend the meeting, we encourage you to do so.  It will be very informational and may get the Board of Supervisors back on track to enforce Measure Y to prevent gridlock.  

If you can't make it to the meeting, you can watch it online live by going to http://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx and clicking on the Live & Archived Proceedings tab near the top of the page.  The video will also be available online within a few days after the meeting at the same website.

You can find more information about LUPPU here:  http://www.edcgov.us/Government/Planning/TGPA_and_ZOU_FAQs.aspx.  #9 and #10 are especially informative.

The text of Measure Y is at the end of this email for your reference.


Measure Y was a 1998 voter approved initiative, extended in 2008, that will help protect us from the traffic impacts of high density development proposals. 

" Policy TC-Xa The following policies shall remain in effect until December 31, 2018:
1.
Traffic from single-family residential subdivision development projects of five or more parcels of land shall not result in, or worsen, Level of Service F (gridlock, stop-and-go) traffic congestion during weekday, peak-hour periods on any highway, road, interchange or intersection in the unincorporated areas of the county.
2.
The County shall not add any additional segments of U.S. Highway 50, or any other roads, to the County's list of roads that are allowed to operate at Level of Service F without first getting the voters' approval or by a 4/5ths vote of the Board of Supervisors.
3.
Developer-paid traffic impact fees combined with any other available funds shall fully pay for building all necessary road capacity improvements to fully offset and mitigate all direct and cumulative traffic impacts from new development upon any highways, arterial roads and their intersections during weekday, peak-hour periods in unincorporated areas of the county. "