Hemp Moratorium, Holiday Food Bank, PG&E Energy Programs, ZOB Vacancy, Stay at Home Order, Vaccine Advisory Committee, Holiday Update

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Hemp Moratorium Hearing
Board of Supervisors Meeting
12/15/20 at 10:00 am
HEMP crop

Item 34. 20-1481 HEARING - Agriculture Department, on behalf of the Hemp Advisory Committee, recommending the Board adopt an urgency Ordinance 5137 adopting an interim moratorium on the cultivation of industrial hemp for all purposes within the unincorporated areas of the County of El Dorado pending the study and development of reasonable regulations.

Meeting details are available here: https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

The public should call into 530-621-7603 or 530-621-7610.
The Meeting ID is 955 8106 5090.

To observe the live stream of the Board of Supervisors meeting go to:  https://zoom.us/j/95581065090.

If you are joining the meeting via zoom and wish to make a comment on an item, press the "raise a hand" button. If you are joining the meeting by phone, press *9 to indicate a desire to make a comment. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes.

To view Board of Supervisors meetings via Facebook Live, go to
https://www.facebook.com/ElDoradoCountyNews. Please note the Board will not be using this function and therefore will not see any comments posted during the livestream.

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

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Food Bank

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be hosting its Annual Holiday Outreach Program on Thursday the 17th, Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th of December at The Food Bank’s distribution facility located at 4550 Business Drive in Cameron Park. To receive holiday assistance all recipients must be from low income households who are struggling to make ends meet. Due to the covid pandemic, Food Bank staff have worked with El Dorado County Environmental Health to establish a protocol for safe distribution approved by EDC Public Health Department and El Dorado County Environmental Management. 2020 Holiday Outreach will be a drive thru distribution. This year The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians and Straight Line Construction will sponsor The Outreach. The Tribal Fire Department and the Tribal Police Department will partner with the Food Bank of El Dorado County to deliver to homebound residents. If you are homebound please email your request to info@foodbankedc.org

NO pre-registration is required. Eligible individuals simply need to arrive at the Food Bank at their scheduled day and time. Remember this distribution is drive thru with one way traffic, please follow directional map on flyer: https://foodbankedc.org/images/Foodbank-EDC-Holiday-Outreach-2020.pdf

Food Bank chart

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PG&E Energy Saving Programs
PGE Programs

California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE)
This program will give families up to a 35% discount on their energy/natural gas bill. Program eligibility is based on income OR the households participation in a qualifying assistance program. Income guidelines and qualifying programs are included in the attached document.

Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA)
For families that don't qualify for CARE, PG&E offers the FERA Program. FERA offers a monthly discount on their eclectic/natural gas bill for households of three or more. Income guidelines are included in the attached document.

HEAP is Here to Help! As many of you know, PG&E has issued a moratorium on PG&E shut off notices and many of our families that have been hit hard financially will be impacted when the moratorium lifts in April 2021. PG&E expects many families will have utility bills they are unable to afford, leading to mass utility shut offs. The EDC Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is here to help families sign up for both the CARE and FERA program, as well as educate them on other important energy savings programs available. If you have families that can benefit from CARE or FERA, please have them call the HEAP Program at 530-621-6150 for program details and enrollment eligibility.

Application : https://www.edcgov.us/Government/HumanServices/forms/Documents/care-fera-application-large-print-en.pdf

For more information about the EDC HEAP Program, please go to: http://www.edcgov.us/HEAP/

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The purpose of the advisory committee is to periodically meet with property owners and residents within the zone to identify unmet road maintenance service needs, evaluate the adequacy of the services provided, and make recommendations regarding the annual budget and other matters concerning the zone to the Board through the County Department of Transportation responsible for administration of the zone.

The Board of Supervisors will be confirming current committee members and advertising vacancies for Zone of Benefit Advisory Committees listed below on January 5, 2021. All interested persons may submit a letter or email of interest for appointment in any of the following manners:

Mail to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisor's Office, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, California or email to edc.cob@edcgov.us.

Mail to the Department of Transportation Zone of Benefit Program, 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, California or email to zoneofbenefit@edcgov.us.

Arrowbee Estates 98201 (1 vacancy)

Blanchard Estates 98145 (3 vacancies)
Carlson Drive 98115 (2 vacancies)
Dolly Varden 98126 (2 vacancies)
Emerald Meadows 98580 (1 vacancy)
Gilmore Vista 98122 (1 vacancy)
Green Valley Oaks 98169, Area 2 (1 vacancy)
Holly Drive 98111 (1 vacancy)
Lynx Trail 98130 (2 vacancies)
Many Oaks Lane 98132 (1 vacancy)
Oakleaf Circle 98113 (1 vacancy)
Pilot View 98135 (1 vacancy)
Tegra 98123 (2 vacancies)
Texas Hill 98112 (1 vacancy)
Walnut Drive 98124 (2 vacancies)

 For additional information on Zones of Benefit, please visit the following website:


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Stay at home

The most current information regarding the El Dorado County and the COVID Stay at Home Order is available here:

No matter what you choose to do in response to the COVID Stay at Home Order, we urge you to do so as safely as possible so our communities can remain as healthy as possible. Personal responsibility is more important than ever, and it will be up to each of us individually to make the choices that will help us collectively come through this wave.


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CDPH COVID-19 Community Vaccine Advisory Committee

The Community Vaccine Advisory Committee is providing input and feedback to the planning efforts and resolving barriers to equitable vaccine implementation and decision-making. The meetings of the Community Vaccine Advisory Committee will be conducted virtually and open to the public in a listen-only mode. All meetings will be noticed on the CDPH website in advance and summaries of the committee’s meetings will also be posted.


  • Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020
  • Monday, Dec 21, 2020
  • Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021
  • Wednesday, Jan 20, 2021
  • Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021
  • Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021


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Holiday 1

December 15th is the last board meeting of 2020, so our District IV Newsletter is taking a break until 2021.

Thank you all for being informed, participating, and contributing to our County.

El Dorado County Offices will be closed Dec 24-25 and Jan 1.

Holiday 2

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