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EDC Community Action Council Seeks New Members


The El Dorado County Community Action Council is seeking to fill its member vacancies with individuals who can represent the interests and concerns of people and families with low incomes living in El Dorado County.

Turnboo Seeks Term 2 in District 2


District 2 Supervisor George Turnboo announced his re-election campaign to keep his seat in 2024.

Veerkamp Ready to Run for District 3 Supe Seat


Brian K. Veerkamp has announced his intention to run for El Dorado County District 3 supervisor, a seat he previously held 2013-20. Current District 3 Supervisor Wendy Thomas recently announced she would not seek a second term.

Supes Support Fire Rebuilds Without Solar


El Dorado County supervisors added their support to Assembly Bill 704, which assists those who lost their homes in a disaster—like the Caldor and Mosquito fires—by eliminating the state’s requirement that their new homes include a solar power system.

VHR Public Forum May 25; Applicants Sought for Committee


El Dorado County District 5 Supervisor Brooke Laine is hosting a vacation home rental forum for residents of Meeks Bay, Tahoma and surrounding area from on May 25.

El Dorado County Behavior Health to Host Open House


El Dorado County Behavioral Health in South Lake Tahoe is inviting the community to learn about programs and resources at an open house on May 31.

Project Frontier Applicant Withdraws


El Dorado County received notification that the application for Project Frontier—proposed on a swath of land south of the El Dorado Hills Business Park on the west side of Latrobe Road—has been withdrawn. The 208-acre property is owned by Winn Ridge Investments LLC.

Law Enforcement Explorers Put to the Test


Arrests, traffic stops, vehicle searches, active shooter incidents—these are just some of the scenarios faced by participants in the seventh annual Explorer Post 457 Regional Training Day, put on by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

Thomas Not Planning Bid to Keep Supe Seat in 2024


Wendy Thomas has announced she will not seek a second term as District 3 supervisor, explaining that “family is calling her back.” But she is committed to serve her full term as “there is much work to be done.”

Former NV County Deputy Counsel Sworn in as El Dorado County Judge


South Lake Tahoe's Leanne K. Mayberry is the newest El Dorado County Superior Court judge. Judge Mayberry was appointed to the position by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Latrobe Widening Drives Back Into County’s Plans


A Latrobe Road project has been added back into the county’s Capital Improvement Program, three years after it was removed. The project will widen Latrobe Road between Investment Boulevard and Golden Foothill Parkway.

EDC Supervisors Approve VHR Ordinance Amendments


The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors passed a motion to amend four elements within the vacation home rental ordinance and also approved the creation of an advisory committee to explore more potential adjustments.

Bryce Lovell Named New Head of Library Services


As a teenager Bryce Lovell worked as a shelver for El Dorado County libraries before going away to college. Two decades later the Pollock Pines native fulfilled his dream of becoming the county's director of library services.

El Dorado Supervisors Table Discussion on Homelessness Plan


El Dorado County leaders have decided to take a “wait and see” approach regarding a newly proposed plan to solve the state’s homeless crisis drafted by the California State Association of Counties. District 1 Supervisor John Hidahl, who sits on the CSAC board, brought the plan to his fellow supervisors for discussion and possible adoption.

New Resolution Approved for Road, Trail Closures, Including Rubicon


When El Dorado County closed the Rubicon Trail due to the atmospheric river storms, some users asked why. Resulting discussion led to a resolution that any closure should be for limited reasons and at the direction of the county’s transportation director.

El Dorado County to Benefit From Cal Fire Grants


El Dorado County agencies will receive a portion of the $142 million in grants, which will go to projects intended to enhance carbon storage while restoring the health and resilience of existing and recently burned forests.

El Dorado County Supervisor Served Recall Notice


A surprise for District 4 Supervisor Lori Parlin came at the kickoff of the public comment segment of the April 18 Board of Supervisors meeting, courtesy of some in her jurisdiction: a recall notice of intent.

Supervisors Consider TOT, General Fund Allocations


The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors gave direction to staff on allocating funds from the General Fund and Transient Occupancy Tax during its budget hearing.

Residents Raise Concerns, Ideas at VHR Forum


Dozens of local residents came together for a public forum held by El Dorado County Supervisor Brooke Laine regarding potential amendments to the ordinance governing vacation home rentals.

Message From the Disbanded Human Rights Commission


On March 21 the Human Rights Commission was disbanded by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Lara Gularte writes about the move on behalf of her former commission members.

Second Meyers Roundabout Aims to Help Traffic Flow


After years of multi-modal project planning, a second roundabout will be constructed at the intersection on Highway 50 and Pioneer Trail in Meyers as soon as summer of 2024.

Battle Over Rassmussen Pond Development Begins


Battle lines and property lines are being drawn as a development company seeks to build on land encompassing Cameron Park's Rasmussen Pond. The developer wants to “allow for coexistence” with nature and neighbors but a local group is working to stop construction entirely.

Diamond Springs Park Planning Studies Raise Cost


El Dorado County will increase compensation to environmental consulting company Dudek by more than $142,000 for additional analysis and planning on the Diamond Springs park project. The park is will be adjacent to Charles F. Brown Elementary School.

Ground Floor Closed in Veterans Memorial Building


El Dorado County is adding $275,000 to its 2022-23 facilities capital work plan for emergency repairs to the Veterans Memorial Building in Placerville after it sustained winter storm damage.

Civil Grand Jury Now Recruiting


Would you like to learn about local government while helping to improve it? If so, serving on the El Dorado County Civil Grand Jury may be for you.

Bly-Chester Takes County to Court


A former El Dorado County planning commissioner is challenging El Dorado County in court, alleging she was wrongfully removed from the commission and subsequently retaliated against. Former District 5 Supervisor Sue Novasel called for Cheryl Bly-Chester's removal in late August 2021.

Governor Appoints New El Dorado County Superior Court Judge


Leanne Mayberry has been appointed as a judge in the El Dorado County Superior Court. Mayberry has served as a research attorney at the court since 2012 and served as a deputy county counsel in the Nevada County Counsel’s Office from 2004 to 2011.

Volunteers Needed for Meal Delivery Program


The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is seeking dedicated volunteer drivers for the Home Delivered Meals program. Each volunteer generally works one day per week on an assigned route.

Training Focuses on Preventing School Violence


More than 100 representatives from El Dorado County education, law enforcement, Health and Human Services and the District Attorney’s Office learned about a new student threat assessment model.

Human Rights Commission Decommissioned


Vocal residents made one final, unsuccessful attempt to stop the Human Rights Commission from being disbanded at the March 21 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting.