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Changes planned in El Dorado County Medical Marijuana Ordinance

[South Tahoe Now]

The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee for El Dorado County will meet again on Thursday, October 12 in Placerville to discuss proposed ...

October 12, 2017 - 3:00pm

The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee for El Dorado County will meet again on Thursday, October 12 in Placerville to discuss proposed ordinance changes to both the cannabis cultivation ordinance and code compliance ordinance that will create a civil enforcement process for marijuana cultivation.

Supervisors Sue Novasel and Michael Ranalli were appointed to the ad hoc committee in March 2016 and have been meeting with stakeholders since then as well as looking at what similar counties are doing in their communities. The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee had been tasked with collecting information on different medical marijuana topics such as cultivation, dispensaries and compliance.....




El Dorado County $569 million budget released

[Carla Hass, El Dorado County]

El Dorado County Chief Administrator, Don Ashton, today released the County’s Final Budget for fiscal year 2017/18. 

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to review and approve the $569 million operating budget during their meeting on Tuesday, September 19.

“With this final budget, I’m pleased to announce the County has an opportunity to bolster its reserve funds, attend to deferred building maintenance and road repairs, and set aside funds for known future costs increases that the Board of Supervisors cannot control,” Ashton said. “In a time when both the cost of providing services has increased along with the population needing them, this budget is a testament to the vigilance of our department directors, managers and staff being very judicious in regards to spending and ending the year with higher fund balances than projected at mid-year.”...



A Cooler Cool - Cool Community Planning Presentation to County Transportation Commission

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 06, 2017 / comments


Cool Community Planning Presentation to County Transportation Commission on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm.

On Thursday, September 7th at 2:00 pm, the El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) will receive a presentation on community planning efforts that took place this Spring in the community of Cool.  The meeting will take place in the County Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 330 Fair Lane, in Placerville.  For more information, see the EDCTC agenda (Item 6).

El Dorado Hills Dem reappointed to State Council on Developmental Disabilities

[Central Valley Business Times]

Catherine Blakemore, 64, of El Dorado Hills, has been reappointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, where she has served since 2007. 

Ms. Blakemore has been executive director at Disability Rights California since 1993, where she was legal director from 1980 to 1993 and managing attorney from 1980 to 1987.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. 

Ms. Blakemore is a Democrat...



Sacramento Fire Districts: Big Pension, No Pension

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 28, 2017 / comments


A worried Herald Fire Protection District board discussed the possibility last week that the fee for leaving CalPERS may be around $400,000, an amount some members fear could push the small district in southern Sacramento County into bankruptcy.

Earlier this month, Transparent California reported that the suburban Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District has 216 retirees receiving annual pensions of $100,000 or more, and a dozen of those are $200,000 or more.