Mt. Murphy Video, ASRA Update, Redistricting Update, Burn Ban Lifted, CLAC 10/26, CPHAC 10/27, Grocery Outlet 10/28, First 5 Commission Vacancy, Community Action Council Vacancy

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 Video of 10/20/21
Coloma Resident/Mt. Murphy Bridge
Town Hall
Coloma mtg

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 10/20/21 Town Hall with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Office of Emergency Services (OES) staff. Many good questions and suggestions were made and I appreciate the collaboration and community spirit of the residents who rely on Mt. Murphy Bridge and the surrounding roads. Follow up meetings and information will be shared via the District IV Newsletter and Facebook.

The link to the meeting is here:

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 Thank You For Your
Public Participation in ASRA General Plan

Thank you to everyone in the community who has been following and engaging in the process to update the Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA) General Plan. Because of your awareness, persistence, and participation in the process over the past several years, on September 30, 2021, the State Parks Commission added this important language to Resolution #16-2021:

“RESOLVED: That California State Parks shall request CalFire to review and provide written comments on all management plans related to camping at Auburn State Recreation Area. California State Parks shall provide briefings to the State Park and Recreation Commission on CalFire’s comments at a publicly noticed meeting, which shall include an opportunity for public comment;”

A full PDF copy of Resolution #16-2021 is available here:

We will need to remain vigilant and continue to monitor this project to ensure that State Parks follows the intent of this Resolution.

Link to timeline of process: 

Link to video of 9/30/21 State Parks Commission meeting: 

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 Redistricting Maps Update
FINAL Workshop #4:
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 9:00am

redistricting schedule

Thank you to everyone who sent in comments regarding the Redistricting Maps for the Public Hearing #3 on Thursday, October 14, 2021.
Your voices were heard and reflected in the Board’s direction to use “City Alternative Map #1” and keep communities together as much as possible, including keeping the small, rural communities on the Divide together and putting the Rubicon Trail in the same district as Georgetown.
Redistricting Webpage:

Video and meeting details here:

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 Cal Fire

– Effective at 8:00 A.M. on October 25, 2021, the burn suspension in the Amador-El Dorado Unit (AEU), State Responsibility Areas will be lifted. CAL FIRE AEU Unit Chief Mike Blankenheim is formally lifting the burn suspension on Monday. Those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days. Agriculture burns must be inspected by CAL FIRE prior to burning until the end of the peak fire season. Inspections may be required for burns other than agriculture burns. This can be verified by contacting your local Air Quality Management District.

The use of a burn barrel is illegal in Amador and El Dorado counties. For tips on residential landscape debris burning safety or other fire and life safety topics, please visit the CAL FIRE website at .

To acquire a permit, applicants may access the website at watch the mandatory video which reviews burning requirements and safety tips, fill in the required fields, submit the form and a dooryard burn permit will be created. The applicant must then print and sign the permit. Permits are valid for the calendar year in which they are issued and must be reissued annually on or after January 1st of each year. If an online permit is not an option and you reside in the Amador-El Dorado Unit service area, call (530) 644-2345 for assistance. Due to social distancing guidelines, we ask that you do not attempt to obtain a permit in person.

Contact your local Air Quality Management District to determine what permit requirements or burning restrictions apply in your area and ALWAYS call to ensure burn day status. El Dorado County (530) 621-5897

For alternatives to burning your piles, please contact El Dorado County Fire Safe Council at for details on available programs.

Ensure that piles from landscape debris are no larger than 4-ft. in diameter, have a 10-ft. clearance to bare soil around the burn pile and that a responsible adult attends all times with a water source and a shovel.

For more information on how you can protect your family, home and property by creating and maintaining defensible space visit

Press release is here:

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PLACE: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 869 0344 2906. Passcode: 126328

TIME: 6:30 P.M.


The purpose of the Coloma Lotus Advisory Committee is to review and make recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors regarding matters within the Coloma Lotus valley area.

1. Call to Order and Roll Call – 6:30pm

2. Approval of Minutes from 5/18/2021 – 6:40 pm

3. Public Comment – 6:50 pm (Limited to 3 minutes per speaker on items not on the agenda and within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission)

4. Campfire and Air Quality Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations and Update – 7:00 pm 4.1. Review of draft recommendations for open flame ban ordinance

5. Parks and Trails Ad Hoc Committee Updates and Recommendations – 7:30 pm

6. Economic Impact Analysis Ad Hoc Committee Update – 7:45 pm

7. Additional Topics?

Note: Times noted in the agenda are for suggested time frames for that agenda item. Is not meant to limit committee members or the public from participating in the topic discussion. Only to help manage the meeting agenda and be respectful of everyone’s time. Please help us manage the length of the meetings by focusing on the agenda item being discussed and by being as succinct as possible when addressing the matter. Thank you.

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Message from the Cool-Pilot Hill Advisory Committee (CPHAC):
Do you have ideas and/or suggestions about the future of Cool? How it grows, how it looks? Do you care about whether or not big box stores are built in Cool? What about the parking, signage, landscaping, or architectural designs? Should we keep the natural setting around us? What about tourism? What about other concerns? What kinds of businesses and shops and restaurants and medical services do you need?

If you care, join us on Wednesday, October 27th at 6 pm at the Cool Community Church (this is not a church related meeting) in Room 3. We need your input.

El Dorado County received a $350,000 grant to assist rural centers like Cool and Georgetown among others to write up design standards to help establish answers to these questions.

Please come prepared to talk about what you want to see in Cool.

See you Oct 27 at 6 pm, room 3, Cool Community Church, 863 Cave Valley Rd, Cool


Contact Susan Yewell, 505.699.5127, or if you have questions or concerns.

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Planning Commission Hearing 10/28/21
to consider Grocery Outlet at Green Valley Station


On Thursday, October 28, the Planning Commission will consider item 5. 21-1660 Grocery Outlet at Green Valley Station, Phase II (Planned Development Permit Revision PD-R20-0009) to modify an approved development plan for Green Valley Station (original permit PD05-0004) to develop a new 16,061 square foot Grocery Outlet. The project includes associated improvements with 77 standard parking spaces, four handicapped-accessible parking spaces, lighting, landscaping, recycling/trash enclosures, building signage, and one freestanding monument sign on property identified by Assessor’s Parcel Number 116-301-012, consisting of a 2.0-acre portion of an undeveloped 5.37-acre parcel, in the Cameron Park area, submitted by Boos Development West, LLC; and staff recommending the Planning Commission take the following actions:

1) Adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration based on the Initial Study prepared by staff;
2) Adopt a Mitigation Monitoring Program in accordance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines 15074(d), based on the Mitigation Measures contained in the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study; and
3) Approve Planned Development Permit Revision, PD-R20-0009, based on the Findings and Conditions of Approval (COA) as presented (Supervisorial District 2)

The 10/28/21 Planning Commission meeting starts at 8:30 and the Grocery Outlet is item number 5 on the agenda. The agenda and meeting participation instructions are here:

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NOV First 5

One vacancy exists on the First 5 El Dorado Children and Families Commission for a Community Representative.
First 5 El Dorado Children and Families Commission is committed to improving the lives of children 0 through 5 and their families by promoting, enhancing, and developing comprehensive early childhood systems through collaborative partnerships, early care and education, health and community services. (Non-District Specific Appointments, three year term)

More information and an online application for appointment is available at the website below:

An application is required to be considered for appointment, you may also call (530) 621-5390 or visit the Board of Supervisors office at 330 FairLane, Placerville, for a paper application.

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 CAC notice

 The El Dorado County Community Action Council currently has a member vacancy within the Community Sector Membership category. The Community Action Council is seeking to fill the vacancy with an individual or agency to represent the interests and concerns of people and families with low incomes living in El Dorado County, with a special focus on housing, nutrition and low-income program needs. Priority will be given to representatives of community organizations that demonstrate a commitment to advancing the purposes and activities of the Council.

The Community Action Council acts in an advisory capacity to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency about needs of the community relating to human services for low-income residents of the County. The Council provides for collaboration of local government, private organizations and citizens serving the most vulnerable populations.

Representatives of community agencies that serve El Dorado County's low-income residents are encouraged to apply. This is a volunteer, unpaid position. Meetings are virtual. Once in-person meetings resume, the meetings will held in Placerville.

The deadline to submit membership applications is November 15, 2021. For an application, please contact Star Walker at (530) 621-6255, or send an email to

Link to notice: 

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