Defensible Space Assistance, 2020 Parks Update 9/1, Dollar General Next Steps, PPE for Small Biz, Covid Testing, Auburn Lake Trails-15 Years Firewise

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Defensible Space Assistance For Seniors, Veterans, or Low Income


2020 Defensible Space Assistance Program
Hurry! Only 50 applications will be accepted
For Seniors, Veterans, or Those with Low Income

The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council (EDCFSC) has been awarded funding to help create defensible space around the primary homes of seniors, veterans, or those with low income on the western slope of El Dorado County. Applicants must be financially and physically unable to develop defensible space around their home. Creating defensible space around their homes will improve the chance of the residence surviving a fire.

Eligibility requirements:
* Veteran (or Veteran’s Widow/Widower): a copy of DD214, El Dorado County Veteran Identification Card or Department of Identification Card must be shown during the on-site defensible space evaluation.
*Senior: proof of age over 60 must be shown during the on-site defensible space evaluation
*Low Income: Maximum Annual Household Income Limits
1 person = $31,950
2 persons = $36,540
persons = $41,100
4 persons = $45,660


For more information call 530-647-1700 or e-mail us at or go to

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2020 Parks Update 9/1 at 10 am

parks update

The last update was provided in 2016. Some of the District IV projects being discussed are Chili Bar and Monroe Trail.

Participation/viewing instructions and attachments for this virtual hearing can be found on the agenda here:

Email comments to the Clerk of the Board at

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Dollar General Next Steps

Our office has received several inquiries regarding next steps on the Cool Dollar General project. Staff has informed us that the applicant has decided to move forward with the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process, including notification and public participation, is explained in the chart below. Please note that the CEQA process for the Dollar General project will continue at the Significant Effects Possible step.

We will share notifications through this newsletter and Facebook when we receive them from staff.

CEQA Chart

This diagram depicts a summary of many key steps in the CEQA process only and is not a full representation of all required process steps. Please refer to the current CEQA Statute and Guidelines for details.

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PPE for Small Biz


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Covid Testing Now Available on
Monday and Tuesday

COVID testing

Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am-1pm: Appointments are available for COVID19 tests at the Placerville Fairgrounds. Register here and walk in. Get test results in 2-4 days. Free, fast, no insurance needed.

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Auburn Lake Trails-15 Years Firewise

ALT Firewise

Congratulations to Auburn Lakes Trails Firewise Community. Auburn Lake Trails (ALT) has recently been recognized by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as a Firewise Community for 15 consecutive years. ALT was the third Community to attain Firewise Community status in the State of California. El Dorado County has several Firewise communities. To learn more about the benefits of these programs go to:

Thank you to everyone who does their part to make their property defensible from wildfire.

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