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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.

Opinion - We Republicans must all speak out to protect the Mueller investigation

[Dick Thornburgh, Washington Post]

(Dick Thornburgh was U.S. attorney general from 1988 to 1991.)

As a lifelong Republican, I am proud that my party has consistently revered the rule of law as a central tenet of our country’s values. I have been honored to serve under seven presidents, including as U.S. attorney general under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. I know from experience that the Justice Department effectively performs the awesome responsibility of enforcing our laws and assuring that justice is provided equally and fairly to all.

Many recent comments about special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his investigation have been regrettable and undeserved. I was surprised to see President Trump’s lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, a respected former U.S. attorney, suggest this week that Mueller is “trying very, very hard to frame” the president, echoing comments made by the president himself that the investigation is “a Witch Hunt.” Those comments are the antithesis of who Mueller is and how he operates.

I know Bob Mueller as a colleague in law enforcement and as a friend, and I highly respect his judgment and moral compass. Mueller is the right person to investigate Russia’s apparent assault on our democracy. He possesses the skills and discipline necessary to perform his role, and his past leadership as head of the Justice Department’s criminal division and as director of the FBI leave no doubt as to his ability to evenhandedly conduct significant investigations. He is serious but not sensational and loyal to the rule of law.

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Dirk Brazil Hired as Interim City of South Lake Tahoe Manager

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 07, 2018 / comments

[Tracy Sheldon. Img: Interim City Manager Dirk Brazil]

South Lake Tahoe, CA (June 5, 2018) – At today’s City Council meeting, City Council approved the employment contract for Dirk Brazil as the City’s Interim City Manager. 

Brazil recently retired as the City Manager from the City of Davis, California and has extensive experience with policies in regards to cannabis, affordable housing/rental housing, homelessness, economic development, sustainability, finance, public art and labor negotiations which are all issues at the forefront of the City Council.

Opinion - A serious mistake to not reelect two County Supervisors' second terms in office

by Placerville Newswire / May 22, 2018 / comments

[Opinion - TERRY KAYES]

As a native of Northern California whose memories of El Dorado County go back to the 1950s, I strongly encourage the voters of District 4 and 5 to keep the present county Board of Supervisors intact by reelecting both Supervisor Michael Ranalli and Supervisor Sue Novasel to second terms.