Countywide Initiatives Measure G and E now Analysis Available

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 22, 2016 / comments

El Dorado County has placed reports prepared by County staff pursuant to California Elections Code § 9111 on two countywide initiative measures, on the ballot for the June 7, 2016 election, on the County website’s front page. 

The following are the names of the two ballot initiative measures:
Measure G – commonly referred to as – “Retain El Dorado County’s current Zoning and Rural Assets”
Measure E – commonly referred to as – “Reinstate Measure Y’s Original Intent – No More Paper Roads”

The County conducted the analyses and issued the reports pursuant to California Elections Code § 9111 which states:
“During the circulation of the petition or before taking either action described in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 9116, or Section 9118, the board of supervisors may refer the proposed initiative measure to any county agency or agencies for a report.”

The reports contain the information specified in California Elections Code § 9111, including the following:
The fiscal impact.

1. The effect on the internal consistency of the county’s general and specific plans (e.g. housing element, consistency between planning and zoning, etc.).

2. Its effect on the use of land, the impact on the availability and location of housing, and the ability of the county to meet its regional housing needs.

3. Its impact on funding for infrastructure of all types, including, but not limited to, transportation, schools, parks, and open space. The report may also discuss whether the measure would be likely to result in increased infrastructure costs or savings, including the costs of infrastructure maintenance, to current residents and businesses.

4. Its impact on the community’s ability to attract and retain business and employment.

5. Its impact on the use of vacant parcels of land.

6. Its impact on agricultural lands, open space, traffic congestion, existing business districts, and developed areas designated for revitalization.

7. Any other matters the board of supervisors request to be in the report.

8. The reports were completed by County staff at the direction of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in 2014. 

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Measure G – commonly referred to as – "Retain El Dorado County’s current Zoning and Rural Assets”

This report evaluates potential impacts of the proposed initiative titled “Retain El Dorado County’s current Zoning and Rural Assets” (Initiative 5, full Initiative language as Appendix A) as requested by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisor’s (Board) at its October 28, 2014 Board meeting. At the referenced meeting the Board had a discussion on additional information for consideration regarding the potential impacts of Initiative 5.

When an initiative is circulated and qualifies for the ballot, Section 9111 of the California Elections Code authorizes a County Board of Supervisors to request a report regarding the potential impacts of the initiative prior to deciding whether to adopt the initiative in the form of a County ordinance or to place the initiative on the ballot for the next statewide election for the purpose enabling the people of El Dorado County to vote on the initiative, as provided in Elections Code Section 9118. Section 9111 is reproduced in full as Appendix B.

Click here for Report on Measure G  
https://www.edcgov.us/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=30064772265

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Measure E – commonly referred to as – “Reinstate Measure Y’s Original Intent – No More Paper Roads”

This report evaluates the potential impacts of the proposed initiative titled “Reinstate Measure Y’s Original Intent – No More Paper Roads” (Initiative 3, full Initiative language as Appendix A) as requested by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisor’s (Board) at its July 29, 2014 Board meeting. At the referenced meeting the Board had a discussion on additional information for consideration regarding the potential impacts of Initiative 3. The main topics of the conversation included the potential impacts on; economic development, financial implications including Traffic Impact Mitigation (TIM) fees, the use of land, and the effect on the internal consistency of the county’s general and specific plans.

When an initiative is circulated and qualifies for the ballot, Section 9111 of the California Elections Code authorizes a County Board of Supervisors to request a report regarding the potential impacts of the initiative prior to deciding whether to adopt the initiative in the form of a County ordinance or to place the initiative on the ballot for the next statewide election for the purpose enabling the people of El Dorado County to vote on the initiative, as provided in Elections Code Section 9118. Section 9111 is reproduced in full in Appendix B. 

Click here for Report on Measure E 
https://www.edcgov.us/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=30064772264