Joe Harn - A Fiscal Conservative? Or did we get Suckered?

by Placerville Newswire / May 25, 2018 / comments

[Cris Alarcon, Part 2 of a series. Part 1] 

Opinion - Is the county Covering Up for Joe Harn?

by Placerville Newswire / May 24, 2018 / comments

[Kirk Callan Smith]

Here is what I’ve learned so far.

At a candidates’ forum in El Dorado Hills this past April, Dan Dellinger mentioned record requests he made related to those years of rumors of alleged harassment complaints made about Joe Harn and said the county blocked his request with the claim of attorney client privilege.

Tribes Cut Out of Cannabis Market might Grow Their Own

by Placerville Newswire / May 23, 2018 / comments

[Michael R. Blood]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California’s legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by establishing pot businesses outside the state-regulated system that is less than two months old.

The tribes floated the idea of setting up rival farms and sales shops on reservations after concluding that rules requiring them to be licensed by the state would strip them of authority over their own lands and their right to self-governance.

El Dorado County Superior Court Rules in County's Favor on Environmental Issue

by Placerville Newswire / May 23, 2018 / comments

[Carla Hass, EDC]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) – The El Dorado Superior Court issued its final ruling in Rural Communities United v. El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, rejecting all but a few of the challenges to the County’s December 2015 adoption of the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update.

Former AG Holder, Writing for Calif. State Senate, Rebuffs DOJ's Suit Over Immigration Policies

by Placerville Newswire / May 18, 2018 / comments

[Ben Hancock]

SAN FRANCISCO — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, now at Covington & Burling, on Friday filed an amicus brief on behalf of the California Senate arguing against a Department of Justice lawsuit over state immigration policy.

The brief speaks out in defense of SB 54, the California Values Act, also called California’s “sanctuary state” law. The statute limits state law enforcement interactions and information-sharing with immigration authorities.