The history of El Dorado County dates back to the 1848 discovery of gold that led to the California Gold Rush. Taking up 1,786 square miles of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, most of the county is public land composed of rolling hills and mountains. According to a U.S. Census estimate, 192,843 people reside in El Dorado County, whose biggest hubs are Placerville, South Lake Tahoe, and the unincorporated but fast-growing El Dorado Hills. The region attracts visitors with wine trails, historic towns, and a flourishing arts culture, plus loads of outdoor activities including skiing, mountain biking, fishing, and whitewater rafting.

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Board of Supervisors

The Board holds regular meetings three times per month on Tuesdays. Meetings can be viewed on a live stream, and videos of past meetings are archived online.

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Planning Commission

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission reviews and acts on matters related to growth, housing needs, rezoning, permits, subdivisions and environmental protection. Meetings are open to the public.

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02/22/2024
The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors has disbanded the county’s Cemetery Advisory Committee in favor of plans county leaders think will help facilitate proper maintenance of gravesites.

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02/19/2024
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On Feb. 13, the South Lake Tahoe City Council approved commencing negotiations with El Dorado County to create a joint entity overseeing south shore microtransit.

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02/19/2024
District 1 supervisor candidates Linda Campbell, Greg Ferrero and Margaret Fortune are all eyeing for the seat currently held by John Hidahl, who represents almost all of El Dorado Hills.

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02/14/2024
El Dorado County District 2 Supervisor George Turnboo is looking to keep his seat this election cycle and is challenged by Chris Cockrell and Kevin McCarty.

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02/02/2024
The hold on accepting tobacco retailer business applications in unincorporated areas became effective Jan. 30, after the Board of Supervisors approved an interim moratorium.
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