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Initiative maintaining South Lake Tahoe VHR cap fails to qualify for ballot

[Ryan Hoffman, Tahoe Daily Tribune]

Jerry Williams, co-president of the Sustainable Community Alliance, issued this statement Thursday:

"Our signature gatherers appeared to have made critical mistakes on local addresses making many signatures invalid. The numbers reported in the media are based on a sample of 500 out of the total of more than 1800 signatures submitted.  We are still working with the City and County regarding signature validation. We apologize to all of the business owners, employees, and local residents who support our initiative. We want to let everyone know we hold fast to our position and we will continue to move forward with our efforts to protect our neighborhoods and our local economy. We will have more information on SCA direction in the next few days." ...

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Interview - Tahoe's Lack Of Workforce Housing

[TIM LENARD, Reno Public Radio]

... the things that really struck me was that over a quarter of the people who stayed at the winter homeless shelter in South Lake Tahoe were employed...

The housing crunch is being felt across Northern Nevada, but up in Tahoe, the community faces a unique set of challenges. Seventy-eight percent of the homes in the Tahoe area are either vacation rentals or second homes. Meanwhile, many of the people who work in Tahoe can’t afford to live there. Heidi Hill Drum is the CEO of the Tahoe Prosperity Center; she spoke with our reporter Tim Lenard...

KUNR: Heidi, thanks so much for taking the time to talk with me...

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EL DORADO COUNTY CHANGES TO NEW PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM, SAVES TAXPAYERS $1 MILLION

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 27, 2018 / comments

[Carla Hass]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – The El Dorado County Assessor today announced it will implement a new on-line property tax system July 1st which will save the County approximately $1 million per year over its current system. The new system, Megabyte Property Tax Systems of Rocklin, CA, is part of the County’s transition away from an old, costly mainframe system to more current, cost-effective, server-based system for many of its internal processes.

Mike Owen Thanks Supporters in Close Battle for Auditor-Controller Election

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 18, 2018 / comments

[Committee to Elect Mike Owen Auditor/Controller]

Camino, Calif. - Mike Owen, candidate for El Dorado County Auditor-Controller, conceded the race to incumbent Joe Harn as the latest vote counts were released as of Friday June 15th.

“I have to admit I am kind of surprised by the results” Owen said. “I had a great deal of community, grass-roots support and enthusiasm from both volunteers and donors along with some great endorsements.” he added.

El Dorado County Meeting Set to Consider Commercial Cannabis Ballot Measures

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 15, 2018 / comments

[Carla Hass]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – The ad hoc Cannabis Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, June 19th to discuss commercial cannabis proposed ballot measures that are planned to go to the full Board of Supervisors on July 17th. If the Board of Supervisors approves the ballot measures, they will be placed on the ballot in November 2018.

The ad hoc Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting will be held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Planning Commission Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville. All meetings are open to the public.

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