Supervisor Sue Novasel District V Newsletter

March 14, 2019                                                                            Edition #20

Supervisor Novasel

El Dorado County

District V Supervisor, Sue Novasel Updates and Input Newsletter 

TONIGHT: City of SLT Community Discussion on South Shore Revitalization Project

South Lake Tahoe, CA- The community is invited to attend a forum on the US 50 South Shore Community Revitalization Project.

The project involves the realignment of US 50, south of the tourist core. Importantly for the City of South Lake Tahoe the project includes a new main street in the Heavenly Village area, it requires new affordable housing units be built before construction can begin, additional parking strategies for the tourist core area, pedestrian, bike, and transit enhancements and other community amenities.

“We are getting ready to embark on significant planning efforts for this project,” said City Manager Frank Rush, “It’s going to be an important project for our community, and we want the public to be engaged. This meeting will be the first of many opportunities for public input. At the end of the day, we want to all work together to build a successful project for South Lake Tahoe.”

The forum will be a chance for the public to engage with stakeholders from the City of South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and Tahoe Transportation District. A facilitator will guide the conversation, but the goal is to start a conversation about the project and what shape the public would like to see the future take in South Lake Tahoe. 

WHAT: Community Discussion, US 50 South Shore Community Revitalization Project

WHEN: Thursday, March 14th, 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

WHERE: South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

The PSA can be found here.

Rescheduled Tahoe Vegetation Management Meeting

WHAT:  El Dorado County has rescheduled its public meeting to discuss vegetation management options in an effort to reduce fire danger in the County’s communities.  It is the fourth such meeting held at different locations throughout the County since January 31st.

WHEN:  Monday, March 18th
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm

WHERE:  Lake Valley Fire Protection District Headquarters, upper room
2211 Keetak Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

WHO:  El Dorado County District V Supervisor Sue Novasel, District III Supervisor Brian Veerkamp, Fire Safe Council representatives, CalFIRE representatives.

Liberty Utilities Notice

Liberty Utilities is asking all of our customers to please keep meters clear of snow and ice in order to accurately read meters and provide our customers with accurate billing.  Your monthly bill will be estimated if our meter readers are not able to access the meter at your location.  Thank you for being a valued Liberty Utilities customer.

AT&T Providing Relief to Customers Affected by California Storms

On February 21st Governor Newson declared a state of emergency due to the winter storms.  AT&T has implemented a Disaster Relief Plan for wireline residential and business customers impacted by recent flooding and severe weather.

Following are the charges that can be waived for impacted customers on orders placed in El Dorado  County through March 31, 2019:

  • A waiver of the service charge for installation of service at the temporary or new permanent location of the customer and again when the customer moves back to the original premises.
  • A waiver of the fee for one jack and associated wiring at the temporary location regardless of whether the customer has the Inside Wire plan.
  • A waiver of the fee for up to five free jacks and associated wiring for Inside Wire Plan customers upon their return to their permanent location.
  • A waiver of the fee for one jack and associated wiring for non-Plan customers upon their return to their permanent location.
  • A waiver of the one-time activation fee for establishing Remote Call Forwarding, Remote Access to Call Forwarding, Call Forwarding features and AT&T Unified Messaging services.
  • A waiver of the monthly rate for one month for Remote Call Forwarding, Remote Access to Call Forwarding, Call Forwarding features and AT&T Messaging services.

To confirm your eligibility for these fee waivers or for any other customer assistance please call one of the customer care numbers listed below:

Residential Customers: 800-288-2020
TTY: 800-651-5111
Small Business: 800-321-2000
Enterprise Customer Care: 877-937-5288, prompt 4
NOTE: Enterprise customers will need a tracking number, an asset ID number, or a ticket number.

From the Health and Human Services Agency

Free Aging and Caregiver Educational Series Coming to South Lake Tahoe

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) is pleased to present a free Aging & Caregiver educational series in South Lake Tahoe. The six-week educational series will be held on Mondays beginning April 15, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel located at 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd in South Lake Tahoe.

The series will provide instruction and support for people who care for, or plan to care for, a family member or friend aged 60 years or older. Series topics include:

• April 15, 2019 - Music and Memory: This workshop will explore the connection between music and memory, and how listening to music can revitalize individuals with dementia.

• April 22, 2019 - Hospice, Palliative Care and Grief: Join us as we navigate through the stages of grief, and briefly discuss Hospice and Palliative Care.

• April 29, 2019 - Healthy Habits for your Brain and Body: Learn lifestyle habits that can help keep your body and brain healthy, and potentially reduce cognitive decline.

• May 6, 2019 - Caring for the Caregiver: Mindful Self Care: This presentation for caregivers will focus on self-care and explore resources to find solace and respite.

• May 13, 2019 - Navigating Through the Medi-Cal Long Term Care Matrix: Learn about the eligibility and application process of Medi-Cal Long Term Care.

• May 20, 2019 - Common Scams/Preventing Elder Abuse: Learn to recognize scams towards older adults and how to prevent your loved one from becoming a victim.

Participants of the educational series may attend one or all of the classes. The classes are free of charge, although donations are accepted. The classes will be given by local subject matter experts as an educational opportunity only; no solicitation of services will be presented. Advanced registration is requested, but not required. Please call (530) 621-6151 to register or for questions.

The educational series is provided by the El Dorado County FCSP, and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority, in partnership with El Dorado County Income Support, Senior Legal Services, and the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

For information about additional services for older adults and caregivers in El Dorado County, please visit


March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) invites all community members to make March their healthiest month yet. “Whether starting the day off with a healthy breakfast or fueling before exercise, the foods we choose really matter,” said Theresa Fagouri, Health Education Coordinator for HHSA’s SNAP-Ed Nutrition Program.

“Research shows that eating in a more healthful way has many benefits, including lowering our health risks, helping us stay active and strong, managing weight and even improving our mood and mental well-being,” said Fagouri.

Tips for healthful eating include the following:

• Plan your meals and snacks in advance. This can help you choose more nutritious and balanced
meals, save money and reduce food waste.

• Create a meal prep plan that includes a variety of your favorite, healthful foods. Try to choose
foods and beverages that are lower in sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars.

• Don’t skip breakfast! This is important for everyone, and especially children. Include a good
source of protein with breakfast; avoid high sugar cereals and other overly sweet foods.

• Try to make half your plate fruits and veggies.

• Add whole grains to your diet and vary your diet by adding fish and non-meat sources of protein
such as nuts.

For more healthy eating and meal planning tips, visit

El Dorado County HHSA offers several nutrition programs for people and families on limited incomes. The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program provides qualifying pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 with nutrition education, nutritious foods to supplement diets, breastfeeding information, and referrals to health care. HHSA’s SNAP-Ed program
also provides nutrition education for individuals in El Dorado County who are receiving, or eligible for, the CalFresh Program. CalFresh is a program that helps people on low incomes buy healthy foods.
For more information about National Nutrition Month or local nutrition programs, call Fagouri at
(530) 621-6105. Information about WIC, CalFresh and other HHSA programs can be found at


  • City of SLT Community Discussion on South Shore Revitalization

  • Vegetation Management Meeting
  • Liberty Utilities Notice
  • AT&T Providing Relief to Customers
  • From Health and Human Services Agency - Aging and Caregiver Education Series - Nutrition Month
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