Ponderosa Rd Bicycle Path Meeting 8/20, Housing Element Workshop 8/18, El Dorado Disposal Rates, Zoning Ordinance Amendments 8/25, $5M COVID Small Biz Funds, New Tribe Compact, Mental Health Help

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Ponderosa Rd. Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements
Public Mtg 8/20/20
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Project Overview
The Ponderosa Road Class II Bicycle Route and Pedestrian Improvements from Foxwood Lane to Mineshaft Lane will construct approximately a half mile of Class II bike lanes and sidewalk. It will connect Ponderosa High School to Foxwood Lane, and include American with Disabilities Act and drainage improvements.

Detailed Information about the project is provided here:

For an update on this and other County Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects, the virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. See flyer for more information and meeting links:


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El Dorado County invites you to participate in a workshop to discuss the 2021 – 2029 Housing Element Update. The Housing Element establishes goals, policies, and implementation measures to guide the development of housing in El Dorado County. Please join us at this virtual community workshop to help plan for housing needs in the county through 2029.

You can send any written input or questions you have ahead of the workshops to: cynthia.freeland@edcgov.us

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This website provides up-to-date information on the Housing Element Update process. It will provide you with information on upcoming community workshops, meetings, documents prepared for the Housing Element Update, and opportunities to be involved in the process and provide feedback.


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The Board opened the hearing and discussed this topic at their August 4, 2020 Board meeting. The hearing was continued for further discussion to August 25, 2020, at 10:00 AM.

20-0918 Environmental Management Department recommending the Board adopt
and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 126-2020, which approves and
authorizes the Chair to sign the Fifth Amendment to the Solid Waste
Services Franchise Agreement for Waste Connections of California, Inc.,
doing business as El Dorado Disposal Service, requiring the use of
compostable green waste bags, modifying language related to collection
of green waste, community cleanup events, and increasing the surcharge
remitted to the County on all tons of landfilled solid waste.

20-0919 HEARING - Environmental Management Department recommending the
Board consider the following regarding Material Recovery Facility and
solid waste collection rates for Waste Connections of California, Inc.,
doing business as El Dorado Disposal Service, Franchise Areas A, B,
and C.

 Sample-Summary of Potential Rate Changes

The agenda and attachments to this item will be available by 5pm on Wednesday, August 19, here: https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Public comment received for the August 4th Hearing will be included in the August 25th item. Send any additional comments to edc.cob@edcgov.us

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Project Summary:

1. Expand allowable commercial and/or industrial zones for uses including: distillery, professional and medical office, full service winery facility, vehicle sales and rentals, self-storage (mini storage), drive-through facilities, and mobile services

2. Expand allowable agricultural zones for the following agricultural land uses: ranch marketing uses for agricultural grazing lands and full service winery Facilities

3. New or expanded uses by Conditional Use Permit including drive-through facilities with improvement standards and full-service wineries outside of General Plan Agricultural Districts

4. Modifications to planning permit processing, public noticing requirements and procedures, and repeating uses for temporary use permits

The full recommendation from the Planning Commission at it's July 9, 2020 meeting is summarized in the meeting minutes at: https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Participation/viewing instructions and attachments for the 8/25/20 virtual hearing (#20-1037) will be posted on the prior Wednesday here: https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Email comments to the Clerk of the Board at edc.cob@edcgov.us


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$5M EDC Small Business COVID Relief Fund

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For El Dorado County Nonprofits and Small Businesses

El Dorado County (EDC) has established a Small Business Relief Fund through El Dorado Community Foundation (EDCF) to assist in alleviating debt caused by COVID-19 related issues. The Small Business Relief Fund is coordinated and executed by the EDCF on behalf of EDC, and the Foundation acknowledges the assistance of the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, and the Tahoe Chamber. EDCF will be considering small business applications for grants up to $30,000 for local small businesses and registered 501c3 non-profits.

Applications will be accepted from August 14, 2020 through September 3, 2020 (5pm).

Click here for the WESTERN SLOPE application:

If you have any questions call or email Kathy Haven at:
(530) 622-5621


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New Tribal Gaming Compact

On August 4, 2020, Governor Newsom signed a new Gaming Compact between the State of California and the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Tribe). The new Compact is set for an informational hearing before the Committee on Governmental Organization of the State Legislature on August 14. After that hearing, it will also need to be ratified by a majority vote of the both houses of the Legislature.

Highlights of the new Compact include:

  • Credit toward the Revenue Sharing Trust Fund or Tribal Nation Grand Fund for certain payments the Tribe makes to El Dorado County or other local agencies
  • Decreasing the maximum number of gaming machines from 4,000 to 2,500
    - In 2018, the highest machine count at the casino was 2,288
  • Increasing the maximum number of Gaming Facilities to 2 in the County
    - The Tribe has represented at this time that it does not intend to pursue a second Gaming Facility, but requested the increase to 2 facilities to be consistent with other recently amended compacts in California
    - An additional amendment to the Compact will likely be needed to increase the number of machines if the Tribe ever sought a second Gaming Facility

County staff and Tribe representatives have discussed the possibility of seeking amendments to the County’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Tribe in light of the new Compact. Amending the MOU will be an opportunity to collaborate with the Tribe on policies to improve public notification of Tribal projects within the County and promote goodwill with neighbors.

Here is the proposed amended 2020 Compact:

Here is the existing 2012 Compact:


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Mental Health Help - Call the Warmline

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Unlike a hotline for those in immediate crisis, warmlines provide early intervention with emotional support that can prevent a crisis – and a more costly 911 call or ER visit. The lines are typically free, confidential peer-support services staffed by volunteers or paid employees who have experienced mental health conditions themselves.

Warm-Line ENGLISH: 530-306-4101

Warm-Line SPANISH: 530-344-4876



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