Special Budget Mtg 6/22,Grand Jury on Fire Protection, Hemp Update 6/23, Placerville Library, Ponderosa Testing Site Closing

El Dorado County

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Special Budget Meeting 6-22-20 @ 9am

Special mtg


Item 1. 20-0781
Chief Administrative Officer recommending the Board:

1) Receive a presentation from the following departments on the potential impacts to funding streams and services provided by those revenues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: a) Child Support Services - State Funding; b) Health & Human Services; i) Public Health Realignment; ii) Social Services Realignment; and iii) Behavioral Health Realignment; c) Probation - Community Corrections Partnership Funding; and d) Transportation - Road Fund; and

2) Direct all departments to prepare a budget scenario in which they are required to reduce their Fiscal Year 2020-21 budgeted Net County Cost by 5%, identifying the total dollar savings, the potential reduction in Full Time Equivalent positions and service level impacts to the community, and to provide those scenarios to the Chief Administrative Officer no later than July 6, 2020; and

3) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter to Governor Newsom and Legislative leadership requesting stabilization of Realignment funding by backfilling for lost base revenue in both the current and future budget years, and authorize Department Heads whose programs are impacted by realignment revenue to also advocate for backfilling lost revenue.

Agenda with instructions on how to participate in the virtual meeting is located here: https://eldorado.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=792256&GUID=D53EA83D-EE2D-44E5-B86A-D62DFA9F7492

Attachments and updates can be located: https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Comments on the agenda item should be sent to the Clerk of the Board at edc.cob@edcgov.us no later than 5:00pm on Friday


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Grand Jury Reports Include
Fire Protection in El Dorado County


“Citizens, especially those in rural and small districts, need to be more aware of their fire district’s financial and operational condition before the district reaches a breaking point.”

2019-2020 Grand Jury Reports are available here:

The full 2019-2020 Grand Jury Report is available here: https://www.edcgov.us/Government/GrandJury/Pages/2019-2020-Grand-Jury.aspx

Information about the Grand Jury is available here: https://www.edcgov.us/Government/GrandJury

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Hemp Update for EDC 6/23/2020


An opportunity to learn more about Hemp in El Dorado County.

Item 46. 20-0468
10:00 A.M. - TIME ALLOCATION (Item will not be heard prior to the time stated)
Department of Agriculture, Weights, and Measures recommending the Board: 1) Receive a presentation and update on Hemp for El Dorado County permits issued through California Department of Food and Agriculture; and 2) Provide feedback and/or direction to staff on the Hemp program.

Comments on the agenda item should be sent to the Clerk of the Board at edc.cob@edcgov.us no later than 5 pm on Monday.

The agenda with attachments and instructions on how to participate in the virtual meeting are located here: https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

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The Placerville Library is re-opening on Thursday, June 18th at 10 am, and they are excited to welcome back their patrons!
They will be open during normal operating business hours with the following modifications.

  • Face coverings are highly recommended
  • Do not enter if experiencing symptoms of illness
  • Wash or sanitize hands before and after using the library
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance
  • Computer use by appointment only

They are still offering curbside pickup, call 530-621-5540 to learn how it works.

For more information go to:https://eldoradolibrary.org/ or


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Ponderosa Covid-19 Test Site Closing


The Ponderosa High School COVID-19 testing site’s last date of operation will be this Monday, June 22.

Please remember to make a reservation before going to the site. Monday June 22 is the last day, so (in case OptumServe hasn't yet updated its website - it hadn't yet this morning) and dates after that are available, don't choose anything later than June 22 because this location will be gone.

To register for an appointment, people can visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting. Those without internet access can call 888-634-1123. 


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