D3 Newsletter January 1, 2022

January 1, 2022


Beginning Again...

I think most of us approach a new year through the lens of optimism.  It is a time to pause, reflect, resolve and begin again, with each new beginning bringing the opportunity to adjust our course and seek a better outcome. 

I think we can all agree that this last year has been turbulent.  It has been a time of extreme uncertainty, catastrophic events, devastating losses, moving goalposts and targets, and heated tensions.  This has been true of our nation, our state, our county and even, at times, our own Board.  That said, I am indeed optimistic.  We have all been severely tested and yet we are standing strong.  I am looking forward to taking lessons learned and using them to be a little kinder with each other.  To be a bit more tolerant and a whole lot more respectful.  To recognize that common ground is still present in differing viewpoints and be committed to finding it to move our community forward.

We have something special here in El Dorado County.  May 2022 reflect our heart for each other and for this beautiful place we call home, and may it be a year of blessings for your family and friends.  Happy New Year.  And so we begin...

Virtual Meeting January 4th

The Board of Supervisor's meeting will be virtual for the next few weeks as a result of new guidance from the California Department of Public Health and in accordance with Government Code § 54953(e).

The meeting will continue to be live-streamed via Zoom and YouTube. Members of the public may address the Board via Zoom to make a public comment. The public should call into 530-621-7603 or 530-621-7610.

The Meeting ID is 896 1648 4207. Please note you will not be able to join the live-stream until the posted meeting start time. To observe the live stream of the Board of Supervisors meeting go to https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89616484207.

To observe the Board of Supervisors meetings via YouTube, click https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUMjDk3NUltZJrpw2CL7Zkg.

If you wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item, please submit your comment in writing to the Clerk of the Board at edc.cob@edcgov.us. Your comment will be placed into the record and forwarded to the Board of Supervisors.

Upcoming Agenda Items

This newsletter is a bit different.  Due to the disruption with the holidays, the extreme weather and the prolonged outages, I wanted to alert you to some upcoming items on our agenda this Tuesday, January 4th that may have particular public interest in case you want to participate.  We would appreciate your input.

Click here to access our full agenda:  AGENDA LINK 


Item 27:  Diamond Springs Sports Complex


Supervisor Thomas recommending the Board accept the donation of property identified by Assessor’s Parcel Number 331-400-002, located at 3447 Clemenger Drive, for the purpose of developing a Sports Complex in the community of Diamond Springs.

Agenda Item Details

A- Sports Complex Fiscal Analysis.pdf


Item 28: Project Homekey

Supervisor Novasel recommending the Board consider directing staff to discontinue the pursuit of the Homekey Round 2 NOFA application for the purchase of the Best Western Inn in Pollock Pines.

Agenda Item Details

Item 41: Power Restoration and Community Support Update from PG&E and Staff

9:15 a.m. Time Certain

Chief Administrative Officer recommending the Board receive an update from PG&E and County staff relative to the infrastructure damage caused by the recent winter storms, estimated power restoration time frames and other actions being taken to support the community.  (No other agenda details given)

We look forward to you joining us virtually on Tuesday.


County Seal

Supervisor Wendy Thomas  District 3

If you have any questions, call my office: 530.621.5652