High Number of Uncounted Ballots Causes Alarm

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 07, 2018 / comments

[Cris Alarcon]

Fiscal Year 2018-19 Recommended Budget for El Dorado County Released

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 07, 2018 / comments

[Don Ashton, Chief Administrative Office]

The total Recommended Budget for all Governmental Funds for FY 2018-19 is $605.4 million, which is $36.5 million (6.4%) more than the FY 2017-18 Adopted Budget of $568.9 million. 

Total General Fund appropriations are recommended at $290 million, which is $10 million (3.6%) more than the FY 2017-18 Recommended Budget of $280 million (submitted at this same time last year); and $4.4 million (1.5%) less than the FY 2017-18 Adopted Budget of $294.4 million approved by the Board in September of 2017. 

ALERT - 2018 Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races Changed to Sat Jun 16

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 07, 2018 / comments

[Dina Gentry]

During the 2018 El Dorado County Fair, the 74th Annual Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races will showcase fierce competitors of all ages and raise funds for Placerville Kiwanis. Participants train hard for the big day where they traverse through various obstacles such as mud pits, railroad ties, and balance beams, as the stadium thunders with applause. Winners are showcased in local media and have bragging rights, unlike any others. This year, the exciting competition will be held at the El Dorado County Fair on Saturday, June 16, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Dirk Brazil Hired as Interim City of South Lake Tahoe Manager

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 07, 2018 / comments

[Tracy Sheldon. Img: Interim City Manager Dirk Brazil]

South Lake Tahoe, CA (June 5, 2018) – At today’s City Council meeting, City Council approved the employment contract for Dirk Brazil as the City’s Interim City Manager. 

Brazil recently retired as the City Manager from the City of Davis, California and has extensive experience with policies in regards to cannabis, affordable housing/rental housing, homelessness, economic development, sustainability, finance, public art and labor negotiations which are all issues at the forefront of the City Council.

Trump Commutes Life Sentence for Alice Johnson After Meeting with Kim Kardashian

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 06, 2018 / comments

[Scott Kelnhofer ]

President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of a woman who has spent more than two decades behind bars, thanks in large part to the urging of Kim Kardashian West.

Alice Marie Johnson, 63 and a great grandmother, was serving a life sentence in Alabama and was not eligible for parole. She was convicted in 1996 for her role in a multimillion-dollar cocaine ring.

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