Expanded Project Notification on 9-15-15 Board of Supervisors agenda

posted Sep 14, 2015, 7:28 AM by Lori Parlin   [ updated Sep 14, 2015, 7:29 AM ]
One more step to improving public outreach in El Dorado County - and it is all because of you!

On September 15, 2015, the Board of Supervisors (BOS) will hold a hearing on expanding project notification to the public. This process started back in 2013 and the Shingle Springs community's participation and support helped to bring about the proposed changes in the notification process. Click here to read the Staff Report on the proposed increases to project notification: https://eldorado.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=4013173&GUID=49682630-36BF-45A4-B358-F5837AC9F9D4

A few of the proposed improvements are: 1.) to increase the area for mailing notices, and 2.) posting signs on parcels to publicize proposed development.

The whole point of improving public outreach is to prevent developers from wasting time and money on projects that the public doesn't support. At the 8-13-15 Planning Commission hearing on this Ordinance, it was suggested to change the option of a Public Outreach Plan from optional to mandatory, however the Planning Commission did not make that recommendation to the Supervisors.

TAKE ACTION:
The intent of expanding the project notification is to engage the public earlier in the project. To show your support, please send in an email telling the Board of Supervisors that you support the suggested expansion of public notice on projects to better involve the public in the process, with the addition of making the Public Outreach Plans mandatory. Use this subject line: BOS 9-15-15, Agenda #31, File #14-1210. Here are their email addresses: bosone@edcgov.us, bostwo@edcgov.us, bosthree@edcgov.us, bosfour@edcgov.us, bosfive@edcgov.us, edc.cob@edcgov.us

If you would like to attend the meeting to show your support:

Board of Supervisors
330 Fair Lane, Building A, Placerville
#31 is TIME SPECIFIC at 2:00pm
Click here to download a copy of the full agenda: https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Thank you for staying involved and participating in our community issues. As you can see by the length of time it took to get results on the expanded Public Project Notification, we are successful if we work together and stay involved!