Opinion - The "Poison Pills" for County's Economy, Agriculture, Housing, Jobs and Rural Lifestyle in Measures E and G

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 04, 2016 / comments

"No one - not even the initiative proponents - can make the elephant in the room disappear by pretending it doesn't exist. These initiatives are poorly written and will have serious consequences for El Dorado County's economy, agriculture, housing, jobs and our rural lifestyle."

SoJ Town Hall, April 16th -- Stand Up For Northern California

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 29, 2016 / comments

Twenty one rural Northern California Counties have filed declarations with the State Legislature and Secretary of State, seeking equal representation. In the last few months, there has been greater media attention about the State of Jefferson movement, but many questions and some confusion remains about the support for this movement.

How Ted Cruz is Helped by Late California Primary Rules

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 29, 2016 / comments

[By Jon Fleischman]  For the first time in a very long time, the very late June primary in California will actually matter. 

Moreover, thanks to the history of the California Republican Party, only Republicans can participate in the primary process in the nation's largest state, and California has a winner-take-all-by-district system that may allow Senator Ted Cruz to mount a comeback against frontrunner Donald Trump.

EDC Live Steaming of Meetings an Example of Open Government

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 28, 2016 / comments

A comment in our neighboring county has El Dorado County's Live Streaming of meetings setting the standard for open government.

"Even El Dorado County has LIVE STREAMING of its Meetings!!

"Calaveras County isn't just behind the times in its lack of providing jobs for its citizens, it policies of hiring racists and on and on; we don't even get live streaming of their meetings.

Old Mountain Democrat editor Enters EID race

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 26, 2016 / comments

Former Mountain Democrat editor Michael Raffety Runs for EID Board a Press Release announces.

Placerville resident and retired Mountain Democrat editor Michael Raffety announced March 23 that he will seek election to represent Division 3 on the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors.

The election will be Nov. 8.

Raffety has studied and analyzed EID since 2008 and has toured all the district’s facilities with staff engineers and technical consultants.

Raffety cites five issues he will emphasize: