Gov 2.0

Road Work to Delay Three El Dorado Hills Residential Developments

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 18, 2016 / comments

["El Dorado County officials have asked Winn Communities to realign Bass Lake’s intersection with Country Club Lane in that area to improve traffic flow."]

by Ben van der Meer, Sacramento Business Journal -- Winn Communities is looking for an extension on entitlements for three housing projects in El Dorado County. But it’s not because of lagging confidence in the market, or even a lack of labor. Rather, the company wants to complete needed road infrastructure first, said George Carpenter, a company vice president. 

Winery Owner Dave Pratt Announces that he is a Candidate for District 2 Supervisor

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 18, 2016 / comments

Fair Play winery and vineyard owner Dave Pratt has announced that he is a candidate for the El Dorado County Supervisor, District 2 seat to be decided on the June 7 Primary election ballot.

Pratt, 57, identified the need for improved representation, ramping up efforts to enhance the agricultural-tourism foundation of the District 2 economy, protect the district from crime and wildfire, spending tax dollars wisely and ensuring our roads are maintained in District 2 as his top priorities.

Opinion - South Tahoe proposed 'Loop Road' Benefits Nevada, not SLT

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 16, 2016 / comments

[This open letter by Dave Jinkens was sent to the South Lake Tahoe City Council and city manager.]

Dear Mayor David, Council Members, and City Manager Kerry:

Once again, thank you for your work and service to the people of South Lake Tahoe. I know that you all want to do what you think is best for South Lake Tahoe.

Commentary: Who Stole My Republican Party?

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 14, 2016 / comments

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."  - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President

[By Frank Stephens]

Has Donald Trump stolen my Republican Party? No. The thievery began decades ago and Trump is simply administering the coup de graće.

Opinion - The "Establishment" On Trial

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 15, 2016 / comments

After the New Hampshire primary results, it is appropriate for those of us who have obtained the status of the “establishment” to consider our path and purpose.

This reflection must be done not only by my brethren in the Republican Party but also by our fellow travelers in the Democratic Party.

To begin with, it should be noted that if you hold major public office and actively participate with other officeholders in your party — or, god forbid, with officeholders in the other party — in the act of legislating or governing, you are part of the “establishment.”