SR 49 Confluence Workshop, CodeRED Changes, CAO Resignation, Air Quality Incentives, Hazardous Waste Event, Parks and Trails Survey, Committee Vacancies

El Dorado County

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HWY 49

The El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) in partnership with Caltrans, and the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) has commissioned a multimodal corridor plan for State Route (SR) 49. This plan will examine things like infrastructure characteristics, corridor operations, and collision history to inform recommended improvements for parking access, new transit/shuttle services, safety, and operational efficiency.

The second public workshop will be held in person on Thursday July 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Gymnasium of the Northside Elementary School in Cool located at 860 Cave Valley Road Cool, Ca 95614. This workshop will provide another opportunity for the public to provide input and receive a presentation on some of the study components which have been completed or are under development. These include an overview of the existing conditions including parking, trucking traffic, and safety concerns along with a discussion about transit options and a discussion of draft proposed improvements. This second public workshop will further opportunities for the local and regional users of SR 49 and the confluence to provide critical input into this study. The project team is well aware of many of the concerns regarding safety, evacuation, and heavy truck traffic along the corridor and are working diligently to come up with a path forward to help resolve some of those issues. The team looks forward to a robust and well attended workshop on July 14th.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to visit the project website at
The website includes a survey and interactive online map to provide additional input.

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Please share: CodeRED, the County Office of Emergency Services' alert & warning system, has transitioned to El Dorado County Emergency Alerts.

If you previously signed up for notifications through Code RED (El Dorado County's former alert system), you do not need to sign up again to continue receiving notifications. The information from CodeRED will migrate over to the new system. We do however encourage new registration as a better way to update your notification options. You may receive notifications from both El Dorado County Emergency Alerts and CodeRED during the transition period. However, we recommend that you CLICK HERE  and sign into El Dorado County Emergency Alerts to verify your information is correct. Your User ID should be your email address. If you forgot your User ID or need your password reset, click "Forgot User ID or Password".

Full announcement here:

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Chief Administrative Officer, Don Ashton, notified the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors today of his intention to step down and resign from his position as the CAO in March 2023, and suggested the Board begin a recruitment for the position this month to provide ample time to select the next CAO.

Full Press Release here:,-2023.aspx

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AQ Grants

Incentivized Emission Reductions from Area and Mobile Sources

• Woodstove Replacement Incentive (Chimney Smoke RIP)
• Electric / Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Incentive (Drive Clean!)
• Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
• Electric Lawn Mower Incentive (CLIP)
• School Buses, Heavy Duty Trucks, Construction and Agricultural Equipment
• Motor Vehicle Emission Reduction Projects

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HHW 7-16

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.

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
Hours accepted: Friday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 -1:00 for lunch)
(charges apply to business waste)

For more information go Here:

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 parks survey

Help us shape the future of El Dorado County Parks and Trails! Participate in the 2022 Parks and Trails Master Plan survey. We need your input to assist us in prioritizing and allocating resources that support you and your family's recreation wants and needs. Watch for more updates coming soon.

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Five vacancies exist on the El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council for one (1) parent/primary caregiver; two (2) health and mental health providers; and two (2) community based organizations.

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.

Term for this Vacancy: Parent/Primary Caregiver position is fulfilling the unexpired term of a previous appointee, term expiration June 30, 2022. The other positions are currently filled and current members may reapply. Other interested parties that meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply, term to begin June 30, 2022.

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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One vacancy exists on the Agricultural Commission for a fruit and nut farming industry representative.

Description: The Agricultural Commission is an advisory body to and for the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission on all matters pertaining to agriculture. The Commission shall advise the Board of procedures and techniques requiring legislative or policy sections that will encourage and promote agricultural activities that are conducive to the continued wellbeing of El Dorado County. The Commission shall formulate and recommend to the Board, general policies related to the purposes of the Commission. Any person interested may apply for the position. Applicants should be knowledgeable and experienced in the fruit and nut farming industry.

Term for this Vacancy: Fulfilling the unexpired term of a previous appointee, Term expiration January 1, 2023.

 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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