Highway 50 Ramp Meters, Bayne and Pedro Hill Roads Update, Official New Supervisor Districts, New Planning & Building Director, December Senior Times, Pioneer Energy Virtual Meetings, Browns Ravine Trail, Happy Holidays!

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 Highway 50 Ramp Meters

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) notified the El Dorado County Transportation Department (DOT) that they will activate ramp meters at 6 key interchanges in our County over the next several weeks. The metering hours will be based on traffic demand and will be active every day including weekends and holidays. To help alert the public of the change, the meters will be set to rest in green on December 20, 2021.

The following 6 ramp meters on US-50 will be activated with traffic demand mode:
• Bass Lake Rd. to EB (Slip)
• Bass Lake Rd. to WB (Slip)
• S Shingle Rd. to EB (Loop)
• Ponderosa Rd. to WB (Slip)
• Ponderosa Rd. to WB (Loop)
• Ray Lawyer Dr. to EB (Loop)

Questions about the ramps can be directed to:
Steve Nelson
Public Information Officer, Caltrans District 3
(Lake Tahoe Basin/El Dorado)
Phone: (530) 701-9459

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 Traffic Advisory Committee Recommendation:
No Parking Signs on Bayne Road and
Further Analysis on Pedro Hill
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At the 12/16/21 Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting, staff recommended placing a “No Parking” Zone on both sides of Bayne Road from River Road to MP 3.90, and retain the “Tow Away” Zone on Bayne Road from Mt. Murphy to River Road per County Resolution 225-97. Thank you to the residents who participated in this process and worked with staff to develop this solution to parking issues on Bayne Road. The staff recommendation will be on an upcoming Board of Supervisors agenda for approval.

Also on the 12/16/21 TAC meeting agenda was a discussion about parking restrictions along Pedro Hill Road. Thank you to the residents who participated in this discussion and are working with staff to come up with solutions to the parking issues along Pedro Hill Road. The TAC discussion led to a recommendation to perform a parking survey in that area and staff will bring a recommendation for improvements to the Spring TAC meeting.

Special thanks to our DOT staff for listening to the concerns of our residents, explaining the process for making changes, and working with interested parties to come up with recommendations for solutions.

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Supervisorial District Boundaries
Official New Map Effective 1/13/22
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At their December 14, 2021 meeting, the Board adopted EDH Community Draft Alternative – Revised – B – 1 as the official map for the new Supervisorial District Boundaries. The map is to go into effect January 13, 2022.

There were significant changes to the boundaries of Cameron Park and Shingle Springs and your representative on the Board of Supervisors may have changed.
The official map is available here:

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New Director Appointed to the
Planning and Building Department
Karen Garner

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors yesterday unanimously appointed Karen Garner as Director of Planning and Building, effective January 1, 2022.

In addressing the Board of Supervisors, Garner expressed that she will approach the job in a way that "reflects the desires of the communities within the County and the Board of Supervisors," recognizing that El Dorado County doesn't have a singular view of and approach to development within the County.

Garner has more than 25 years of local government planning and building experience, including nine years of executive experience. Her expertise includes leadership, project management, organizational development, economic and community development, parks and recreation, strategic planning and operations.

Previous to this appointment, Garner served as the Community Development Director for the City of Gilroy, where she was responsible for building, planning, housing, code enforcement, fire prevention/Hazmat and wastewater pre-treatment. She holds a Master's degree in Urban Planning from San Jose State University and a Bachelor's degree from California State University, Fullerton.

Her first day in the office is January 3, 2022. Her salary is $182,062.

Full Press Release here: https://www.edcgov.us/County%20Press%20Releases/Pages/New-Director-Appointed-to-the-Planning-and-Building-Department.aspx

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Dec Senior Times

 December Senior Times

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Want to Know More about
Pioneer Community Energy Service

coming to El Dorado County
on January 1, 2022?

Attend a Virtual Community Meeting

Tuesday, January 12, 2022 – 6 to 7:30pm
Hosted via Zoom – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81155005530

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 – 6 to 7:30pm
Hosted via Zoom – https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87679895762


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Browns Ravine Trail Change-In-Use Project
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Public Meeting 1/12/2022

Browns Ravine Trail is an unpaved 11-mile trail connecting Browns Ravine to the Old Salmon Falls Trailhead. The project proposes to change the trail use designation from hiking and equestrian use to multi-use, which would add bikes as an allowed use. Tell us what you think!

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) invites members of the public to attend the Browns Ravine Trail Change-in-Use (CIU) Project virtual public meeting scheduled at 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, January 12th. Attendees will be briefed on the project before having a chance to provide public comment. Register to join us to learn more about the project and to share your thoughts. Comments may be sent by email to trails@parks.ca.gov with subject line "Browns Ravine Trail" until January 31, 2022.

Thank you for your participation. Please share this email with others interested in the Browns Ravine Trail and/or Folsom Area State Parks so they can also attend the meeting and join the mailing list. https://cdn.forms-content.sg-form.com/63281bb8-d933-11eb-96fb-ea3dbc178aed

Register here:

Project site:

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Happy Holidays

County offices will be closed on 12/23 and 12/24 for the Christmas holiday and 12/31 for New Year's

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