Mural Redesign to Be Unveiled for Downtown Placerville

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 03, 2018 / comments

[Health and Human Services Agency]

Opposing Proposed County Charter Changes

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 30, 2018 / comments

[Todd White]

On June 26 the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors forwarded for voter approval several proposed changes to the County Charter. One change would eliminate the voters’ right to elect the offices of Recorder-Clerk, Treasurer-Tax Collector, Surveyor, and Auditor-Controller, and instead leave the decision to the Board of Supervisors. These positions would not be vetted by the people, but would be selected by only a handful of people.


by Placerville Newswire / Jun 15, 2018 / comments


One of the biggest questions in Tuesday’s election was whether a burgeoning social justice movement, bolstered by millions in outside spending, would usher in a wave of progressive district attorneys in California.


So far, it appears the answer is no.

Progressive hopes were dashed as sitting DA after sitting DA held onto the reins of power, despite accusations that they have been too cozy with law enforcement or that they stand in the way of much needed criminal justice reforms.

Thank you to all El Dorado County Voters from Michael Ranalli

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 07, 2018 / comments


Fiscal Year 2018-19 Recommended Budget for El Dorado County Released

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 07, 2018 / comments

[Don Ashton, Chief Administrative Office]

The total Recommended Budget for all Governmental Funds for FY 2018-19 is $605.4 million, which is $36.5 million (6.4%) more than the FY 2017-18 Adopted Budget of $568.9 million. 

Total General Fund appropriations are recommended at $290 million, which is $10 million (3.6%) more than the FY 2017-18 Recommended Budget of $280 million (submitted at this same time last year); and $4.4 million (1.5%) less than the FY 2017-18 Adopted Budget of $294.4 million approved by the Board in September of 2017.