Supervisor Sue Novasel District V Newsletter

February 7, 2020                                                                                 Edition # 28

Supervisor Novasel

El Dorado County

District V Supervisor, Sue Novasel Updates and Input Newsletter 

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Public Meeting to Discuss State of Snow Removal Equipment in South Lake Tahoe

The Department of Transportation officials will be joining me for a public meeting detailing the state of snow removal equipment used in South Lake Tahoe.

The snow removal equipment used by the County in South Lake Tahoe is aged and in ill-repair, some equipment being more than 40 years old. This leads to continual breakdown, removal of the equipment for repair and subsequent delays in clearing roadways for safe passage by travelers.

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 12, 2020
                  6:00 pm

WHERE:  California Conservation Corps
                      1949 Apache Ave, Meyers

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El Dorado County is First in California to Offer Sign Language Videos Reading Ballot Measures

El Dorado County’s Registrar of Voters, Bill O’Neill, today announced the launch of videos that use sign language to present the 10 individual measures on this March’s primary ballot. It is the first time a California county has offered sign language as a way for hearing-impaired voters to learn about ballot measures.

“One of the most important things I can do as Registrar of Voters is to make the entire voting process accessible and understandable to all voters,” said O’Neill. “Historically, we have provided voter information in multiple languages and made accommodations for those in wheelchairs. Providing these sign language videos, which mirror what is in the voter pamphlet and on the ballot, is the next logical step in eliminating barriers for every registered voter,” he added.

Each of the 10 videos is between 40 seconds to just over one minute in length. They are signed, voiced and captioned on the screen simultaneously.

“We are happy to have utilized the excellent signing skills of Rachel Porter, an employee of NorCal Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Sacramento who has extensive experience in the field, at no cost to the taxpayer,” said O’Neill.

The videos can be accessed by visiting the County’s YouTube channel, El Dorado County Communications, here.

“While this is a first for the State, we also have several other ‘firsts’ for the County, including the change to Vote Centers where people can go to vote up to 10 days in advance of election day regardless of where they live in the county and the addition of ballot drop boxes where voters can deposit their ballots 28 days before the election, replacing the traditional polling places,” O’Neill said.

Vote Center Locations and Hours


11-Day Vote Centers
February 22 – March 3, 2020

South Lake Tahoe:
Lake Tahoe Community College
1 College Dr, CA 96150    8:30am to 4:30pm

4-Day Vote Centers

February 29 – March 3, 2020

Pollock Pines:
Pollock Pines Community Center
2675 Sanders Dr, CA 95726    8:30am to 4:30pm

South Lake Tahoe:
Lake Tahoe Airport
1901 Airport Rd, CA 96150    8:30am to 4:30pm

Pop-Up Vote Centers
Check with Elections Department for Times

South Lake Tahoe:
Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center
3501 Spruce Ave B, CA 96150
February 27th    9:00am to 5:00pm,
February 28th    9:00am to 3:00pm

February 4 – March 3, 2020

South Lake Tahoe:
Grocery Outlet
2358 Lake Tahoe Blvd, CA 96150
7:00am to 10:00pm

Holiday Market
2977 US Highway 50, CA 95667
7:00am to 9:00pm

South Lake Tahoe Library
1000 Rufus Allen Blvd, CA 96150
24 Hours


  • Public Meeting-Snow Removal Equipment
  • Sign Language Videos Reading Ballot Measures
  • Vote Centers




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