Tom McClintock’s Bill Fast-Tracks Dams & Reservoirs

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 24, 2017 / comments

[CHRISS W. STREET, Oroville Lake and Dam (Breitbart News)Joel Pollak / Breitbart News]
Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) is leading an effort to end environmentalists’ ability to delay the building of dams and reservoirs on federal land by fast-tracking control of the permitting process, placing power in the hands of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Marijuana Gardens next to Beer Gardens at County Fairs

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 21, 2017 / comments

[California County News]

Marijuana Gardens could soon be giving the Beer Garden a run for its money at the local county fair.

A bill approved Thursday that sought to reconcile exiting medical marijuana laws with newly-passed Proposition 64 has opened the door to sales and consumption of pot at the fair, according to the Sacramento Bee.


Opinion - Insanity equals Tax Increase in County Budget     

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 21, 2017 / comments

[Steve Ferry]

You have all heard the joke about the definition of insanity.  Doing something over and over and expecting a different outcome.  Welcome to El Dorado County.  We are getting ready for budget hearings and finding out very quickly that for this county to stay solvent they are going to raise taxes or cut services.  Does that sound familiar?  Is there another way?  Yes!!!  

Commentary: California Small Businesses Would Benefit from Tax Reform

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 21, 2017 / comments

[Jesse Petrilla, former Rancho Santa Margarita Councilman & small business owner]

California Allocates $25 Million for El Dorado County Jail Construction Projects     

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 15, 2017 / comments

[Correctional News]

Nine California counties have been awarded a total of $270 million for local jail construction and improvement projects. Allocated by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), the conditional lease-revenue bond financing — established in the governor’s 2016-17 budget and in Senate Bill 844 — was earmarked for counties that have not yet received jail improvement funding, or that so far have received only partial funding, according to a statement by the BSCC.