Protect Community Character, Green Valley Rd Traffic Signal, REMINDER: Caldor Fire Petition, Hazardous Waste 5/7, Law Library Vacancy, Animal Services Recognition, Forest Management Handbook, SR 49 Confluence Study Video

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In This Issue:

Design Review

Supervisor Parlin recommending the Board:
1) Consider the request from residents of Cool for the urgent need for a Design Review Combining Zone on commercial and multi-family parcels in their community; and
2) Direct staff to implement a Design Review Combining Zone for Cool/Pilot Hill and all other Community Regions and Rural Centers that are anxiously waiting for the County to implement Commercial/Multi-Family Residential Design Standards to protect their rural community character.

During Open Forum of the April 5, 2022 Board of Supervisors meeting, residents of Cool shared their concerns about the impending development activity on several commercial parcels in their community. While these same residents expressed their appreciation to the Board for allocating funding and resources for the new Commercial/Multi-Family Residential Design Standards project, their concern is that the Design Standards project is a several year process and that there is a very real threat that commercial/multi-family projects could be approved in the meantime without the benefit of a Design Review or Design Standards. Implementing a Design Review Combining Zone on commercial and multi-family designated parcels within Community Regions and Rural Centers would be a stopgap measure to alleviate those concerns and would add discretionary review to the Design Review Permit entitlement process. Once Design Standards are adopted for a Community Region or Rural Center, the Combining Zone would no longer be needed.

General Plan Policy
Design control combining zone districts shall be expanded for commercial and multiple family zoning districts to include identified Communities, Rural Centers, historic districts, and scenic corridors.

Agenda and meeting participation instructions for item 17. 22-0675 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.

We anticipate this item will be heard shortly after 9:00AM

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 Planning Commission Hearing
4/14/22 - 8:30 A.M.
Summer Brook Request Regarding
Green Valley/Deer Valley Traffic Signal
traffic light

Request to consider Tentative Subdivision Map Revision TM-R21-0001/Summer Brook submitted by Blue Mountain Communities, Inc., request for a revision to the approved Summer Brook Tentative Map and Planned Development TM07-1440/PD07-0007 to remove Conditions of Approval No. 25, 27 and 28 requiring installation of a traffic signal and completion of, or financing for, associated intersection improvements prior to final map recordation. In lieu of a financial contribution, the applicant may instead propose the submittal of construction documents for the signal and which support construction by others once a signal warrant analysis justifies installation. The property, identified by Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 102-210-12 and 102-220-13, consisting of 90 acres, is located on the north side of Green Valley Road, approximately 500 feet west of the intersection with Bass Lake Road, in the Cameron Park area, Supervisorial District 4.

Through the course of preparing public improvement plans and a proposed final subdivision map, the applicant has reevaluated a requirement to install traffic signals at the intersection of Green Valley Road and Deer Valley Road. This requirement was imposed on the original tentative subdivision map.

Agenda and meeting participation instructions for Item 4. 22-0616 are here:

All persons interested are invited to participate either in person or remotely (following instructions listed under the Public Participation Instructions in this agenda). Any written correspondence should be directed to the Clerk of the Planning Commission at and will be made part of the public record. Planning Services cannot guarantee that any public comment received the day of the Commission meeting will be delivered to the Commission prior to any action.

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Sign and Share Caldor Fire Petition
Caldor petition 

Please SHARE!
El Dorado County residents deserve FEMA Individual Assistance for the Caldor Fire survivors.

Sign this petition which will be sent to the president in hopes he will overturn FEMA's denial of Individual Assistance!

Click here to sign the petition:

Note: Donations made via the petition go to iPetitions and you are not obligated to make a donation.

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  HHW Event

By appointment only. Please email or call 530-621-5300 to schedule an appointment.

All normal limits apply - 15 gallons or 125 pounds per household, limit of 10 fluorescent bulbs per household, no business waste, do not mix waste streams, no out-of-county waste, please bring proof of county residency to your appointment.

For more information go HERE  

Hazardous Household Waste can also be dropped off at the:
El Dorado Disposal Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
4100 Throwita Way
Diamond Springs, CA
(530) 626-4141 or (530) 642-0731
Hours accepted: Friday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 -1:00 for lunch)
(charges apply to business waste)

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 NOV Law

Two vacancies exist on the Law Library Trustees for a member of the State Bar or a resident of the County.

Description: There is in each County of the State a Board of Law Library Trustees which governs the law library established for the County under provisions of Business and Professions Code Section 6300. Two appointments made by Board of Supervisors at the first meeting of the Board of Supervisors, after the establishment of the law library. Appointees to serve until first meeting of the Board of Supervisors in the succeeding January. See Business and Professions Code Sections 6301 and 6302. The office of Trustee is honorary, without salary or other compensation.

Term for this Vacancy: One-year term.


Application Here:

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Recognizing Animal Services
in El Dorado County  Animal Services

National Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week is April 10 through 16, 2022 -- a time to recognize the many contributions of Animal Services officers, shelter and office staff, and Animal Services volunteers in El Dorado County. "Working and volunteering in the animal services field requires a strong passion for helping animals and serving others," said Henry Brzezinski, Manager of El Dorado County Animal Services. "The work can sometimes be difficult, but we all love what we do. Our County is very grateful for our dedicated staff and volunteers!"

According to Brzezinski, the work of Animal Services happens 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and regardless of weather conditions. Animal Services Officers respond to day-to-day animal care and control needs, and may also be called out at any time, including in the middle of the night, to respond to emergency situations.

"Our officers actively respond to emergencies such as wildfires," said Brzezinski. "We work side-by-side with other emergency responders to ensure that animals stay safe, and to reunite lost and frightened animals with their owners. Animal Services regularly coordinates with community partners such as local fire agencies, search and rescue teams, the Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services, animal welfare groups and others."

Animal Services also responds to situations where domestic animals may be neglected, abused, or starving; and situations where a dog or wild rabid animal may have bitten someone. "In each situation, our first concern is for the safety of residents and the animals," said Brzezinski. "We educate and partner with citizens on the proper care of pets at every opportunity."

In addition to field services and emergency services, Animal Services also operates two animal shelters in the County; one in Diamond Springs and one in South Lake Tahoe. Animal Services takes in abandoned and stray dogs, cats, livestock and other domestic animals from roadways and other areas; reunites lost pets with their owners; and arranges for the adoption of unwanted animals to their forever homes. Animal Services support staff provide care for all of the animals located at each of the County animal shelters and coordinate adoptions. A team of dedicated volunteers assists shelter staff with tasks such as fostering kittens, walking dogs at the shelter, helping with livestock care, taking photos of adoptable pets so that the photos can be posted online and found by potential adopters, and more.

"In a smaller, rural county like El Dorado, we are very fortunate to have such a wonderful staff and volunteers, as well as our close partnerships with other agencies," said Brzezinski. "I'd like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of these individuals who work alongside us every day to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the people and animals in our county."

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  Forest Handbook

Family-owned forest lands make up about 20 percent, which is approximately 7 million acres, of California’s forests. Most of these acres are owned and managed as small parcels (10 to 100 acres) by nonindustrial private landowners. This handbook was created to provide concise and thorough information to help these landowners
develop a sound forest management strategy for their property.

Developed in partnership with CAL FIRE, the USDA Pacific Southwest Research Station, and the USDA California Climate Hub, this handbook supports actions outlined in California’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan to increase assistance to small private landowners by providing technical assistance and outreach. The handbook features information gathered from a large body of current scientific literature that provides relevant technical information for forest landowners. It is organized in a step-by-step manner to help landowners assess the condition of their property to make informed decisions rooted in the best available science.

Digital copies of the handbook are available now and can be accessed by visiting this website.

A virtual workshop will be hosted on Tuesday, April 26, from 5-6 p.m. for landowners who would like to learn more about how to use the publication, where to find hard copies, and how to access additional local resources. Workshop information available here:

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SR 49 video  

Thank you to everyone who participated in this workshop. The recorded meeting is now available here:

We will share future meeting dates/times when they are available.

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