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Let’s fix what is broken - Political Opinion

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 23, 2018 / comments


The hottest buttons in our county and country is growth and outside influence on our election process.

As an El Dorado County small developer for 30 years I follow the rules and ensure that our county’s resources are protected while I build single-family homes on appropriately-sized lots.  But when I look to the western edge of the county I see dirt being moved in preparation for apparently massive development projects.  These projects create jobs and profits for out of the area developers, leaving our county with more congestion and traffic.

South Lake Tahoe City Council cannabis discussion moved to special meeting

[Tahoe Daily Tribune]

South Lake Tahoe City Council pushed its discussion on a cannabis ordinance from Tuesday's council meeting to a special meeting next week.

Due to the unanticipated length of discussion on agenda items leading up to the 2 p.m. time certain discussion on cannabis, City Council opted to push the discussion to a special meeting at the Council Chambers on Tuesday, March 27, at 4 p.m. (Time certain items at council meeting cannot take place before the indicated time, but they can take place after.)

"We want to have the best discussion we can have. We want to have the best ordinance we can have," said Mayor Wendy David in an apology to the attendants who showed up to listen or comment on the proposed cannabis ordinance.

At a Feb. 20 public workshop, South Lake Tahoe City Council directed staff to ...



El Dorado Progressives Plot for Potential Mueller Canning

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 20, 2018 / comments


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California May Lower Its Marijuana Taxes

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 19, 2018 / comments

[California County News]

Worried by a resilient black market that threatens to undermine California’s experiment with legal weed, state lawmakers are now considering a bill that would cut taxes on cannabis for a period of three years.

The proposed legislation, AB 3157, would reduce the state excise tax on marijuana from 15% to 11%. It would also suspend a $148-per-pound cultivation tax currently placed on growers.

Welcome to Tahoe - Now get your $1000 Fine

[Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle]

Planning a ski getaway? If you stay in an Airbnb, VRBO or other vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County) you need to know that you could get slapped with hefty penalties for such infractions as noise, late-night hot-tubbing, or parking on the street. 

The reason: Local residents are fed up with vacationers in their neighborhoods, saying that too often drunken revelers disturb their tranquility.

South Lake Tahoe has enacted strict rules for vacation-rental homes, which took effect Dec. 22, and apply to both guests and owners. Property managers now give all guests written and verbal warnings to help them avoid breaking the new law. The police have six code-enforcement officers responding to vacation-rental complaints.

•Each violation results in a $1,000 fine for the guest and ...