El Dorado County Supervisor Sue Novasel Newsletter

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 13, 2017 / comments


The CAO published his 2017-18 budget recommendations today. 

It is important to remember that this is the CAO's recommendation and represents a "first look" at the budget for the Board of Supervisors. The proposed budget is balanced, fulfills state mandates for contingencies and reserves, and sets priorities based on our strategic plan. A public hearing is set for June 20th, at which time the Board of Supervisors will review and make deletions, additions or modifications to the fiscal plan. It is also important to note that although our new fiscal year begins on July 1st, the budget plan will not be formally adopted until September. That gives us time to formally close the 2016-17 books and move forward any fund balances into our new budget, allowing for additions of excess monies (which is generally the case). For more information, click here to view the 2017-18 Recommended Budget.



Board of Supervisors Brian Veerkamp, John Hidahl and myself enjoyed the Great Bike Ride event in May, celebrating "May is Bike Month". Thank you to the Placerville Bike Shop for lunch and to the El Dorado County Transportation Commission for organizing this fun event!

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The 26th annual America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride was held on Sunday. The event boasts "one of the most scenic and awe-inspiring rides you will ever experience" and is a 72 mile trip around Lake Tahoe, including the ride through El Dorado County's very own Emerald Bay. Thanks go to CHP and our very own El Dorado Sheriff's Department for support during the event's road closures. And although I was unable to ride this year, I helped get the bicyclists started, along with organizer Curtis Fong and S. Lake Tahoe Mayor Austin Sass (that's us below at the starting line!).


Also on Sunday, Meyers Community Foundation hosted its second annual Old Meyers Grade (OMG) Fun Run. Over 60 participants ran up and down the grade, making for another awesome family-filled day. Organizer Rene Brejc and I watched the runners head home.

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In the year ahead, your El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will be focusing on strategic planning for capital improvements, investing in communities and balancing the budget, while improving roads and county services.

It’s been a busy 2017 already and there are many things I’d like to accomplish. 

My goals for 2017 are simple:

  • Maintain an environment of respectful conversation and positive change.
  • Protect Tahoe’s fair share funding.
  • Continue to strengthen Tahoe’s voice in County affairs.
  • Bring forward housing options that are affordable to our residents.
  • Reduce traffic congestion on local roads and in neighborhoods. 
  •  Improve recreation access and opportunities. 
  • Protect and expand services for our most vulnerable population, including children, families, veterans and seniors.

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