Supervisor Sue Novasel District V Newsletter - July 1, 2021

July 1, 2021                                                                                       Edition #86

Supervisor Novasel

El Dorado County

District V Supervisor, Sue Novasel Updates and Input Newsletter


New Website Dedicated to Information About Vacation Home Rentals

El Dorado County officials have launched a new Code Enforcement micro website to provide accurate and timely information about the County’s vacation home rental (VHR) program to VHR owners, local residents, and VHR renters.

“For years, the Board of Supervisors has discussed the need for VHR policies to strike a balance between the
rights of homeowners to rent their properties and the rights of the surrounding communities not to be disrupted by renters. Such a balancing act requires a strong education and outreach effort through Code Enforcement and Planning. This website is one component in the Board’s overall approach to do just that,” said Planning and Building Director, Tiffany Schmid.

El Dorado County regulates, permits, and enforces vacation home rentals within its jurisdiction of the Tahoe Basin and West Slope, excluding the incorporated cities. VHRs operating within the city limits of the City of South Lake Tahoe are permitted and enforced by the South Lake Tahoe Police Department. VHRs operating within the city limits of Placerville are permitted and enforced by the City of Placerville.

Within unincorporated El Dorado County, Code Enforcement administers the VHR enforcement program while staff from Planning Services administers the VHR permitting program.

The microsite links together the various aspects of the VHR program, including VHR permitting, Building
permits, Fire Department inspections, and Code Enforcement activities. The new site will complement and supplement the existing VHR Permitting website and provides a seamless transition between Code Enforcement and Permitting activities.

Residents and visitors will now be able to go to one place on the County’s web site and find information and
resources including links to all VHR partner agencies and departments, FAQs, the Code Enforcement
progressive enforcement approach, how to lodge a complaint, a permit tracking tool, contact information,
penalties, and a sign-up page for a new VHR enforcement newsletter.

“The VHR Ordinances are the minimum set of standards adopted by the County’s Board of Supervisors which govern how VHRs are permitted and how they operate. It is the role of County staff to educate and enforce those ordinances in a fair, transparent, and consistent manner and this new micro website is a solid step in that direction,” said Schmid.

The website can be found here.


COVID Vaccine Clinics

El Dorado County - Public Health 
1360 Johnson Blvd., #103, SLT

7/8, 9AM-noon, Moderna 1st or 2nd dose
7/8, 1-4PM, Pfizer 1st or 2nd dose
7/15, 9:30AM-3PM, Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, any dose

Walk-ins welcome or make an appointment at

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Town Hall Scheduled Regarding Right Turn Restrictions

El Dorado County Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a virtual town hall meeting Thursday, July 15, 2021 to discuss a pilot project initiated over the Memorial Day weekend to reduce the historical traffic congestion caused by holiday traffic exiting the Tahoe Basin.

The town hall meeting will take place at 6 p.m. via Zoom. To participate, visit and enter the following ID 951 6742 5157.

The project included installing turn restriction signage prohibiting right-hand turns from North Upper Truckee Road to Westbound U.S. Highway 50, and from Sawmill Road to Westbound U.S Highway 50 on Sundays and holidays. It is set to terminate on October 31, 2021.

DOT took turn movement counts before, during and after the Sunday and Monday of the Memorial Day holiday. That information will be shared at the town hall.

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~New VHR Website

~COVID Vaccine Clinics

~Town Hall Regarding Right Turn Restrictions


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