Mt. Murphy Bridge Update, Supervisor District Maps Meeting 10/14, Granny Flats 10/14, Pioneer Energy Meeting 11/2, Flu Clinics, Virtual Job Fair 10/21

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 Mt. Murphy Bridge Update

Mt Murphy Bridge closure


Mt. Murphy Bridge: DOT Update (10/06/2021)

At this time the Mt. Murphy bridge is still closed to the public, which includes pedestrians, bicycles, and motorized vehicles.

Repairs: Crews are finishing maintenance to the bridge railing and structural members today. A load test is scheduled for Friday, October 8, 2021, to determine if the bridge can be safely reopened. Our goal would be to open the bridge on a conditional basis by Friday afternoon. However, the load test will be the determining factor.

Evacuation Plan: The El Dorado County Office of Emergency Services partnered with CodeRED emergency notification service to alert residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email, and social media when there is a threat to the health or safety of residents. Please sign up for CodeRed here,, or call 530-621-5895. You can also obtain downloadable copies of the flyers attached to this post at the above-referenced web address.

Community Meeting: The Department of Transportation and Supervisor Lori Parlin will hold a virtual Town Hall Meeting to address public concerns related to the Mt. Murphy Bridge.
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Time: 6 pm
Via: Zoom -
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 669 219 2599 or +1 213 338 8477 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 602 753 0140 or +1 720 928 9299 or +1 971 247 1195 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 786 635 1003 or +1 267 831 0333 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 470 250 9358 or +1 470 381 2552 or +1 646 518 9805 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 651 372 8299
Webinar ID: 898 0799 8339


Thank you for your understanding as we work to safely resolve the damages to the bridge as a result of an accident on 9/25/2021.


DOT has been posting daily updates on their Road Work Alerts webpage so that all of the information is in one place to avoid misinformation and I have been directing residents there for the most current updates:

DOT has been working diligently on this issue and cannot open the bridge until a structural engineer certifies that it is structurally sound.

I cannot imagine the burden that the bridge closure is placing on everyone. We are doing everything possible to get the bridge safely reopened as quickly as possible.

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 Supervisor Districts New Boundaries
Meeting 10/14/2021 at 6pm

redistricting maps

Agenda and participation instructions for Public Hearing #3 will be posted here:

  • Via ZOOM: or via telephone at 530-621-7603 or 530-621-7610. The ZOOM Meeting ID is 834 7775 6858.
  • In person in the El Dorado County Board Chambers, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667.
  • To submit public testimony in writing, please email us at or
  • Final Workshop #4: Wednesday, November 3, 2021

As part of the redistricting process currently underway in El Dorado County, alternative maps under consideration for Board of Supervisors districts are now available for public viewing.
The public mapping application allows the public to provide comments on specific areas of the County and the map alternatives overall, and provides instructions for use. The public may also access and download data and the census files to create their own maps for consideration.
A review of map alternatives provided by the Redistricting Team as well as any submitted by the public will be provided at the next Redistricting public meeting, which is scheduled for October 14, 2021.
Redistricting website is here:


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Secondary Dwelling units (Granny Flats)
at Planning Commission 10/14/2021

The County of El Dorado Planning Commission will hold a public hearing with the Planning Commission on October 14, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., to consider the proposed Title 130 Zoning Ordinance Minor Amendments related to Secondary Dwelling units (also known as granny flats).

Notice is Here


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Pioneer Community mtg

Pioneer Community Energy (Pioneer) will hold a community meeting for El Dorado County to present information about Pioneer and to answer questions, November 2, from 6 to 7:30 pm.

The meeting will be held both in person and via Zoom. The in-person meeting will be at El Dorado County Government Center, 330 Fair Lane, in Placerville, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers. Options for participating in the meeting remotely are below.

Pioneer is a community-owned, not-for-profit agency serving unincorporated Placer and El Dorado Counties, and the incorporated areas of Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Loomis, Placerville, and Rocklin. Pioneer currently serves more than 93,300 residential and commercial accounts and will begin serving the 68,000 accounts in unincorporated El Dorado County and Placerville in January 2022. Pioneer was formed to provide electric generation at stable rates, while offering programs that deliver economic and workforce benefits for the local community.

To participate in the live stream of the Community Meeting go to or call 530-621-7603 or 530-621-7610 
Meeting ID is 87093260936

If you are joining the meeting via Zoom and wish to make a comment, press the “raise a hand” button. If you are joining by phone, press *9 to indicate a desire to make a comment. Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes.
Press Release:


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Flu Clinic

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, will begin conducting low-cost community flu vaccination clinics until November 6, 2021. Seasonal influenza vaccine will be available in flu shot form at the clinics; a limited supply of FluMist® will be available for children.
The cost per vaccine is $10, but no one will be denied service due to inability to pay; cash or check is accepted. Parents should bring their child's immunization records. Face coverings and physical distancing are required at all clinic locations. Updated information on flu clinics will be posted to and on the County Flu Hotline at (530) 621-6188.

  • October 7, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Camerado Springs Middle School, 2480 Merrychase Drive, Cameron Park
  • October 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 6740 Fairplay Road, Somerset
  • October 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Diamond Springs Fire Station 49, 501 Main Street, in the Conference Room, Diamond Springs
  • November 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85, 1050 Wilson Boulevard, in the Conference Room, El Dorado Hills
  • November 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Divide Wellness Center, 6065 Highway 193, Georgetown


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 Virtual Job Fair 10/21/2021
Job Fair

Looking for a job? The Elevate to El Dorado Virtual Job Fair will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The new event is free and open to anyone. To register visit: The event is hosted by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, El Dorado County Economic Development, El Dorado County Employment Resource Center and Golden Sierra Job Training Agency.

The virtual job fair will be accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone. Job seekers will have the opportunity to connect with employers actively recruiting to fill open positions, submit resumes, participate in a live pre-screening video interviews, or schedule an interview for a future date. This event includes employers from industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, technology, civil service, hospitality, retail, education and agriculture.

For more information about the virtual job fair, please contact or call (916) 746-7722.

The virtual job fair is offered as a community service in partnership with the El Dorado County Employment Resource Center. The El Dorado County Employment Resource Center is a program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. El Dorado County Employment Resource Center assists El Dorado County residents with job searches, job skills training and workshops, resume development, work experience and more. For information about these and other free job assistance services in El Dorado County, please call (530) 642-4850 in Placerville, or (530) 573-4330 in South Lake Tahoe, or visit

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