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County of El Dorado Overview

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Address:   330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667


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 of the rolling hills and mountainous variety. 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.

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.

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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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.

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