Editorial - Protecting Public Comment from Abuse

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 12, 2017 / comments

[Cris Alarcon]

Last week I was incensed when I read on a Facebook political blog that the county was shutting down public comment at the Board of Supervisors’ meetings.  Then I read a little better and realized they were not stopping it, but seriously restricting it. So I expressed my outrage online.

Then I read a little better…  Then later I did my homework… 

Gee, I hate it when I mouth-off before I know what I am talking about!

What I thought was an attempt to squelch the public voice was an effort to to stop abuse of the process by a few.

California Taxpayer Protection Committee Endorses Dan Dellinger for Recorder-Clerk

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 30, 2017 / comments

[Tom Hudson]

Sacramento, CA – The California Taxpayer Protection Committee has unanimously and enthusiastically endorsed Dan Dellinger in the red hot contest for El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk.  Dellinger, a long-time taxpayer advocate, is a self-employed government relations and political consultant.  He also has extensive experience as a Legislative consultant, who helped draft and review proposed legislation for the State Senate.  

Opinion -- El Dorado County Charter Protects our Protectors

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 30, 2017 / comments


In 1994 El Dorado County voters decided to pass its own charter, which outlines the manner in which they would like to have county government held accountable to the people. The county charter preamble outlines this intention: “We, the people of El Dorado County, adopt the charter to provide a county government that is responsive to the public safety, infrastructure and other appropriate needs as to be provided by county government in a democratic and just manner.”

Opinion - California Lawmakers Have Enabled Culture of Sexual Harassment

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 28, 2017 / comments

[Jon Fleischman, FlashReport]

The issue of sexual harassment has jumped to the forefront of public discourse in a relatively short period of time, with revelations about alleged sexual misconduct ranging from the inappropriate to the illegal.

SOJ Joins Sheriff's Association's Call for Action On Sanctuary State

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 23, 2017 / comments

[Terry Gherardi]

The State of Jefferson joins the California Sheriff's Association and National Sheriff's Association, in their call for Congress to “take action and pass sensible legislation that doesn't hamstring law enforcement.