ACTION ALERT! Please attend Dixon Ranch at BOS 2-14-17 at 2:00 pm

Post date: Feb 10, 2017 4:28:39 AM

Dear Shingle Springs residents and rural lifestyle supporters,

Please see the Green Valley Alliance email below and take action to request that the Supervisors deny the Dixon Ranch development project. The Dixon Ranch project parallels the San Stino's Mill Creek project in many ways (same developer, pre-existing low-density land use designation, community region boundary, formerly agricultural land, and more). We must take action so that the Dixon Ranch project does not set a precedent for other high-density projects in low-density neighborhoods, such as San Stino's Mill Creek. Thank you for your perseverance to keep El Dorado County rural.

~ Lori Parlin, Shingle Springs Community Alliance

Measure E was voted into place by the voters of El Dorado County despite the false and misleading opposition to it by special interest groups sponsored by developers. The measure was passed to prevent developments such as Dixon Ranch from being wrongfully approved when the circumstances merit denial. Why is it important to defend against Dixon Ranch? It is in many ways similar to San Stino's Mill Creek with regard to density, impact to traffic, light pollution, and the quality of life to its nearby residents. It's important to note that approval requires a General Plan amendment and rezone, much like Mill Creek would. Our county Supervisors need to uphold the will of the people and apply Measure E when considering this development. Dixon Ranch should be a NO vote as dictated by Measure E. If Dixon Ranch is approved, it may very well set the stage for what's to come in Shingle Springs.

~ Frank Verdin, No San Stino

Dear Green Valley corridor residents and supporters:

Please attend this critical meeting of the Board for the final vote on Dixon Ranch. Help show Supervisors that the proposed density increase on this site is unacceptable. If this project & its 605 homes is news to you, visit the GVA page,, then:

  • Call the Supervisors to express your concerns: If you or friends in Dist 4 voted for Supervisor Ranalli, please remind him of his campaign promise, memorialized in the 9/18/14 Shingle Springs Community Alliance questionnaire and reiterated on his campaign website:


Call him and ask if you can count on him Feb 14th to retain the designated land use of the Dixon Ranch site as Low Density Residential.

Contact info for Board of Supervisors:

1. John Hidahl, Supervisor District I, (530) 621-5650,

2. Shiva Frentzen, Supervisor District II, (530) 621-5651,

3. Brian Veerkamp, Supervisor District III, (530) 621-5652,

4. Michael Ranalli, Supervisor District IV, (530) 621-6513,

5. Sue Novasel, Supervisor District V, (530) 621-6577,

Clerk of the Board:

February 14th - yep, Valentine's Day- if approved, this project will set a precedent for other proposals attempting to upzone lower density land and ignore voter approved Measure E. Don't let this happen. We don't say this often, but if you are able, take the afternoon off and be there to hold our electeds accountable. Mark your calendars now: 2pm Tues Feb 14th, 2850 Fairlane Ct Bldg C, Placerville

Ellen Van Dyke for Green Valley Alliance