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Secretary of State and County Candidates Forum hosted by State of Jefferson

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 30, 2018 / comments

[TERRY L GHERARDI]

Everyone is encouraged to attend the State of Jefferson's (SOJ), second candidates forum, on Tuesday, May 8th, at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, in Placerville. The SOJ Committee is pleased to have Secretary of State candidate, Mark Meuser, who will bring a real change in Sacramento, attacking voter fraud and restoring the people's confidence in open, secure, and fair elections.

El Dorado County District 5 supervisor candidates discuss VHRs, cannabis and more at forum

[Ryan Hoffman / Tahoe Daily Tribune]

Jeffrey Spencer (standing) addresses the crowd at a candidate forum in Meyers Thursday, April 26.

MEYERS — Voters in El Dorado County's District 5 could have a difficult choice come June, remarked the moderator in closing out Thursday's candidate forum hosted by the South Lake Tahoe Democratic Club.

For more than 90 minutes the four candidates running for the seat on the Board of Supervisors fielded questions before a crowd of about 60 people in the California Conservation Corps building.

Questions ranged from the expected, including vacation home rentals (VHRs) and traffic (to name a few), to less prominent topics, such as Sheriff John D’Agostini's hospitable feelings toward the State of Jefferson ...

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Opinion - Turning El Dorado County Blue

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 27, 2018 / comments

[Steve Ferry, El Dorado Hills]

One of the great oxymorons for El Dorado County (EDC) is that the political registrations are highly favorable to Republicans, so why do we have so many Democrats elected to our county offices? I get it that Democrats have certain policies that they favor, such as Sanctuary State, Planned Parenthood, hate Trump, gun confiscation, speech restrictions, and protection of Illegal aliens and restriction of representation.

The city of $1000 parking tickets? South Lake Tahoe divided on vacation rental management

[Claire Cudahy, Tahoe Daily Tribune]

If the signatures are validated by the El Dorado County Elections Department, the measure would be on the ballot in November. "For us the issue is zoning and support of neighborhoods, it's not focused on fees and fines and commercializing on neighborhoods," said Bourland. "The fees and fines are ...

It's been four months since South Lake Tahoe implemented stricter rules and steeper fines for its vacation home rental industry. While some residents say it's provided relief by sending a clear message to renters on the rules, others point to the negative national media attention the $1,000 fines have brought to the area.

Toward the end of 2017, City Council adopted regulations that eliminated warnings for violations, bumped fines up to $1,000 for both owner and occupant, restricted cars to paved driveways with no street parking, extended quiet hours, and required bear boxes to be installed by the end of July.

The city also increased its staff for monitoring VHRs and hired a third-party company to handle complaint calls and scan the internet for ...

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Study: Tahoe's Airbnb law raking in cash from $2000 parking tickets

[Mike Moffitt, SFG]

South Lake Tahoe's harsh new vacation home rental law was intended to crack down on the late night partying, noise disturbances and bad behavior that is supposedly plaguing the city's residential neighborhoods.

Instead, it's mainly been used to hand out $1,000 parking tickets to mostly respectful visitors for what are often trivial offenses, according to a new Reno Gazette Journal investigation. 

The Gazette Journal looked at complaints filed against nearly 200 properties between Dec. 22 — when the ordinance took effect — and late March. It found that a little more than half of all the complaints made by callers were about parking. Sixty percent of all citations given were for parking violations, resulting in $90,000 in ...

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