SR 49 Confluence Webpage, Gam Saan Trail Dedication, Homeless Strategic Plan, Tribal Agreement, Safer from Wildfires, El Dorado Transit Hiring Event, Enchanted April Acres Hearing 3/10, Child Abuse Prevention Council Vacancy

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HWY 49 study

Please visit the new American River Confluence Study webpage. The webpage features an interactive map to share your ideas to improve safety and access along the project corridor.

We will continue to share detailed information in our District IV newsletter and Facebook page as they become available.

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 Gam Saan Trail Dedication
Gam Saan

On Friday, February 11, 2022, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park hosted a ribbon cutting for the Gam Saan Trail. Supervisor Parlin attended the ceremony as she is proud to have supported the effort to provide funding from El Dorado County for its project to connect the trail from State Parks to Henningsen Lotus Park. The trail and connector have been in the works for years and the community is very happy to see all of the partners collaborate to bring this project to fruition. Thank you to everyone who engaged and supported this long-awaited trail and connector project. A video of the ceremony is available on the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park Facebook page:

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 Homeless Strategic Plan
Board Discussion 2/22/22 at 10:00 A.M.
Deadline for Comments on Plan 3/4/22

A draft of the strategic plan to address homelessness in El Dorado County has been released. To review the plan, please click here
Public comments will be accepted on the plan until March 4, 2022. Please click this link to provide your feedback:

Agenda and meeting participation instructions for the 2/22/22 Board Discussion are here:

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 day prior to the Board meeting. Your comment will be placed into the public record and forwarded to the Board of Supervisors.

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Tribe 1

The Tribe is proposing to expand its Red Hawk Casino with the addition of a hotel, parking and entertainment center. The existing facility includes a 278,000-square-foot casino and adjacent eight-level parking garage. The hotel project was previously addressed in environmental reviews and is not a subject of this Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA). This IGA is limited to the offsite impacts associated with the entertainment center and those identified in the Tribal Environmental Impact Report (TEIR).

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 day prior to the Board meeting. Your comment will be placed into the public record and forwarded to the Board of Supervisors.

Agenda and meeting participation instructions for the 2/22/22 Board of Supervisors meeting are available here:

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 Safer from Wildfires in 1-2-3

California officials unveil the “Safer from Wildfires” framework for improving fire safety and reducing losses. “The goal is not just to save lives, but also to hold down premiums and make coverage available in more areas.”

While California has existing wildfire building standards for new development as established by CAL FIRE, this partnership established a framework that is consistent, based in fire science, and applies to retrofits for older existing homes in order to help them seek and maintain insurance coverage, thus giving policyholders and insurance companies a shared strategy for reducing wildfire risks.

Currently, 13 insurance companies representing 40 percent of the insurance marketplace offer discounts for safer homes and communities with more companies interested. The amount of interest from insurance companies to offer mitigation discounts has grown from just 7 percent of the market just three years ago. View the list of insurance companies currently offering discounts at the Department of Insurance website.

Low cost ways to harden your home, create defensible space and enhance the effects of a hardened home.

• Class-A Fire rated roof
• Maintain a 5 foot ember-resistant zone around a home (including fencing within 5 feet)
• Noncombustible 6 inches at the bottom of exterior walls
• Ember and fire-resistant vents (See Low-Cost Retrofit List)
• Upgraded windows (Double paned or added shutters)
• Enclosed eaves

Immediate Surroundings:
• Cleared vegetation and debris from under decks
• Removal of combustible sheds and other outbuildings from the immediate surroundings of the home, to at least a distance of 30 feet
• Defensible space compliance (including trimming trees, removal of brush and debris from yard, and compliance with state law and local ordinances)

• A community should have clearly defined boundary and a local risk assessment in consultation with the local fire district or state fire agency; an identified evacuation route, cleared of vegetative overgrowth, and evacuation plan contingencies; clear funding sources to implement community mitigation activities and meet clear risk reduction goals; and integrated and up-to-date local planning documents pertinent to community wildfire risk.
• Current examples include the Fire Risk Reduction Community designation under development by the Board of Forestry, Firewise USA communities in good standing, and Shelter-in-Place designations.

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 EDT hiring

Equipment Technician I/II
Transit Operator
Transit Dispatcher

Visit our careers page

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Enchanted April Acres
Notice of Public Hearing CUP-R20-0059
Planning Commission
3/10/22 8:30am
PC hearingSalmon Falls Rd. Pilot Hill, CA 95664

Conditional Use Permit Revision CUP-R20-0059/Enchanted April Acres submitted by CHUCK LEGGE, LEGGE DESIGN BUILD CONSTRUCTION for a Revision to Special Use Permit S10-0001 Enchanted April Farm Bed and Breakfast consisting of the following: 1) discontinue the Bed and Breakfast within the 3,177-square foot primary residence; 2) convert the use of the three (3) existing accessory structures (8-ft x 12-ft Tack Sheds) into rentable campsites for overnight sleeping accommodations for up to six (6) guests total, with nine (9) parking spaces. Guests would have access to the existing bathroom and shower within an existing barn structure. All of the other uses and special events approved with the original permit would remain unchanged.

Full Notice including participation instructions is available Here

Agenda and Staff Reports are available two weeks prior to the hearing at:

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 NOV Child Abuse


Two (2) vacancies exist on the El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council: One (1) for a Community Representative and one (1) for a Parent/Primary Caregiver.

Description: The functions of the Child Abuse Prevention Council include the following:
• Provide a forum for interagency cooperation and coordination in the prevention, detection, intervention, treatment, and legal processing of child abuse cases;
• Promote the public awareness of abuse and neglect and the resources available;
• Encourage and facilitate training of professionals in the prevention, detection, intervention, treatment, and legal processing of child abuse and neglect;
• Recommend improvements in services to families and victims; and
• Encourage and facilitate community support for child abuse and neglect programs.

 Committee Webpage

An online application for appointment is available at the website below:

You may also call (530) 621-5390 or visit the Board Of Supervisors Office at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, for a paper application.

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