Open Roundtable Discussion about County Money - the How, Where, and Why it is spent

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 04, 2018 / comments

[Carla B. Hass, Director of Communications & Outreach]

The Chief Administrative Officer of El Dorado County sits down at a Roundtable with the public to discuss: 

> Where the County gets its money • How much is mandated to be spent by the State & where it must go; 

> How much is discretionary & what are the options for spending it;

> The process driving the decisions about what gets funded, and what doesn't, & the consequences of those decisions;

> Closing with an Open discussion about topics of community interest. 

Guest Commentary: ICE Gets the Schaaf

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 01, 2018 / comments

[Joel Fox]

The war of words between Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting director Thomas Homan over Schaaf ‘s warning that ICE was about to raid Northern California counties looking for illegal residents could bleed into another major issue rising in California this election year—crime.

Bikers Of Lesser Tolerance Cal, Endorse Dan Dellinger for El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 26, 2018 / comments


Opioid deaths mounting, lawmakers hit gas on new legislative push

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 25, 2018 / comments


Congress is moving to take a second crack at opioid legislation, with lawmakers broadly agreeing that they need to do more to deal with a crisis that’s killing over 42,000 people per year.

There’s a sense of urgency to the push, as lawmakers continue to hear story after story of people in their communities dying from overdoses. The crisis doesn’t appear to be stemming, as the rate of opioid overdose deaths increased nearly 28 percent from 2015 to 2016.

Community Hubs

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 23, 2018 / comments


El Dorado County and its partnering agencies care about the health and well-being of our residents.  Research shows that relationships are the main ingredient that helps us overcome though times.  That is why the Community Hubs project is so important.  The Community Hubs help build connections to support families in being healthy.