Chili Bar Study, Home Hardening Tips, School Supply Drive, Transit Questionnaire, Vacancy: Youth and Families Commission, Redistricting, Starthistle

El Dorado County

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Chili Bar Feasibility Study

Chili Bar

On Tuesday July 27, 2021 the Chief Administrative Office and Parks Division are recommending the Board:
1) Receive and file a presentation on the final Chili Bar Feasibility Study and provide input to staff on the identified options; and
2) Direct staff to work with the American River Conservancy to determine potential options for management of the site and return to the Board no later than September 28, 2021.

To observe the live stream of the Board of Supervisors meeting go to

To observe the Board of Supervisors meetings via YouTube go to:

Any written correspondence should be directed to the County of El Dorado Board of Supervisors, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667 or via email: Please submit your comment via email by 4:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the Board meeting. Your comment will be placed into the public record and forwarded to the Board of Supervisors.

Meeting details and the agenda with full meeting participation instructions is here:

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Home Hardening Tips, 7 Saturdays for Safety

7 Saturdays

Learn about easy and affordable ways for customers to protect their homes during wildfire; "7 Saturdays" digital video series introduces Californians to cost-effective ways to prepare their homes for wildfire.

The "7 Saturdays" series is co-hosted by Alicia Mason and David Hawks, a PG&E Senior Public Safety Specialist and former CAL FIRE Chief of the Butte Unit. According to Hawks, "Embers can travel several miles and find their way into gaps and cracks on your home and ignite a fire. By hardening your home, you improve the chances that your home will withstand a wildfire and keep embers out." For over 31 years, Hawks has served California as a firefighter and he understands that simple home adjustments can better protect people and communities during an emergency.

Video Series here:

Episode 1 – Defensible Space Around Your Home

Episode 2 – Clearing 100 Feet of Defensible Space

Episode 3 – Three Affordable Things You Can Do to Harden Your Home

Episode 4 – Preparing Your Family for Evacuation

Episode 5 – Fire-Resistant Landscaping 101

Episode 6 – A Guide to Making the Inside of Your Home More Fire Resilient

Episode 7 – Building a More Fire-Resilient Community


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School Supply Collection Drive

Backpack donations 

Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference is seeking donations of school supplies for 500+ students In Need.

Click here for more information on how you can help!

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 Transit Authority Questionnaire

Transit survey

The El Dorado County Transportation Commission and El Dorado Transit are teaming up to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality in the region by transitioning the public transit bus fleet to zero-emission buses.

An on-demand transit service allows you to book a ride to any location within your community. After using a smartphone app or calling in to book a ride, you would receive an estimated time of arrival. You may be asked to travel a short distance (think a couple blocks) to meet your ride. In minutes, an El Dorado Transit bus or shuttle would pick you up and take you to your destination. You would share a ride with passengers traveling to other nearby destinations. Similar to a bus fare, you would pay a small fee for each trip.

Watch the informational video to learn about this countywide effort, and then scroll down to answer a few questions and help inform our plans. This questionnaire will be open through July 30.
Go here:


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One (1) vacancy exists on the El Dorado County Commission for Youth and Families for a public member.

The Commission aims to improve outcomes for youth and families by providing coherent and effective support within the County. The Commission will coordinate an integrated, transparent, and data-driven system of services so that all young people have access to the social, emotional, educational and/or health services they need in order to thrive.

Term for this Vacancy: One-Year term. Public Members shall not serve a term longer than two years or more than three concurrent terms. All members serve at the pleasure of the Board. Current members may reapply. Other interested parties that meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.

Commission for Youth and Families Website

An online application for appointment is available hereApplication


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 Redistricting #2

Redistricting Workshop (Public Hearing #2)
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 6:00pm

Via ZOOM: or via telephone at 530-621-7603 or 530-621-7610. The ZOOM Meeting ID is 918 1612 8463.
In person in the El Dorado County Board Chambers, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667.

Redistricting website:

The agenda with meeting details and additional participation instructions is to be posted on Monday 7/26 here:

Two more workshops are scheduled as follows:
Workshop #3: Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6:00pm, via Zoom and with an in-person option, Covid-19 restrictions permitting.
Workshop #4: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 9:00am, via Zoom and with an in-person option, Covid-19 restrictions permitting.

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 In April 2021, scientists released a new weevil from the Mediterranean region of Europe at the Bureau of Land Management Magnolia Ranch day use area in El Dorado County, CA to join the battle against yellow starthistle. Yellow starthistle is a plant of Old-World origin that arrived in California in the mid 1800's. It is believed that it made its way to California in contaminated alfalfa seed from Europe.

Are you interested in keeping up-to-date on the new yellow starthistle rosette weevil?
Or do you own/manage property and would like to be considered as a release location in the future? Sign up here:

News Release here: Here

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