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California ballot measures could send $127 million to Lake Tahoe

[Merced Sun-Star. Rich Pedroncelli, File AP Photo]

Voters in California could approve spending $127 million for projects in Lake Tahoe through a series of ballot measures this year.

A portion of the money from the two ballot measures totaling $13 billion could go toward helping make Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range more resilient to climate change and other environmental stressors, said Chris Mertens, government affairs director for the Sierra Business Council in Truckee.

Other projects eligible for funding would include bike trails and restoration projects on the Upper Truckee River ...




El Dorado County to ask voters for input on cannabis regulations in November

[Claire Cudahy / Tahoe Daily Tribune]

At the Tahoe Regional Young Professionals' forum for El Dorado County Supervisor District 5, candidates weigh in on the topic of commercial cannabis.

Voters may have the chance to provide input on El Dorado County's commercial cannabis industry this November.

At a candidate forum for El Dorado County District 5 supervisor on Wednesday, incumbent Sue Novasel said the county is in the process of formulating a series of ballot questions on cannabis.

"We want to go back to the voter and ask what about Prop. 64 do you want?" said Novasel. "Do you want taxation? … Should there be indoor or outdoor grows? Manufacturing? Prop. 64 was so generic we don't have a handle on what our voters were trying to tell us."

Novasel said she would not be in support of the industry without a tax measure generating funds for youth education and enforcement.

In El Dorado County, 49.7 percent voted in favor of Prop. 64. Across California, the measure passed with 57.1 percent of votes.

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in December to approve a ...




Michael Ranalli receives endorsement of Deputy Sheriffs’ Association

by Placerville Newswire / May 18, 2018 / comments


El Dorado, CA – County Supervisor and public safety advocate, Michael Ranalli, has received the endorsement of the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (DSA).

As Democrats running for California attorney general quarrel, retired El Dorado County judge looks for top-two finish

[PATRICK MCGREEVY, Los Angeles Times]

The California Republican Party has endorsed Steven Bailey, a retired El Dorado County judge, for the position. Another Republican candidate is Los ...

Weeks before the June 5 primary, the race for California attorney general has incumbent Xavier Becerra and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones trading jabs over campaign contributions as the Democrats prepare for a possible showdown in November.

The sparring, minor as it may be, is being watched closely by the two Republicans in the contest. They are each hoping the Democrats will split their voters and give at least one of them enough votes to be among the top two finishers who will advance to the runoff regardless of party...




El Dorado County Goes Live with New Way to do Land Use Permitting - TRAKiT

by Placerville Newswire / May 14, 2018 / comments

[Carla Hass]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – Starting today, El Dorado County residents will be able to access more historical and current land management data online, reducing the need to visit County offices in person. In the coming weeks, they will also have online access to an increased level of information and functionality related to the permits to make the process even easier.