D3 Newsletter - 8/17/22

August 17, 2022                                                                                     

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Wildfire Resiliency Retreat


Supervisor Parlin and I recently attended the El Dorado County Wildfire Resilience Advisory Committee Meeting with our Working Group, Staff, and the Directors of Cal Fire's new Wildfire Mitigation Program.  There is A LOT of movement at the state level around wildfire resiliency measures, as well as over $351 million in grants available to local jurisdictions. 

Last year I brought forward a board item, along with Supervisor Hidahl, directing the CAO's office to establish this Working Group to coordinate vegetation management and resiliency measures in our county.  It was so gratifying to hear that we are one of 3 counties which now has a Wildfire Resiliency Office, and the State is looking to El Dorado County as a model that can be duplicated throughout California.  Lots more to come on this, and an immense amount of work ahead, but we are on the right track with an incredibly dedicated Working Group which is coordinating projects and grant opportunities with local agencies/entities and Fire Safe Councils.  Stay tuned on this important work!

Upcoming Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting


On Thursday, August 18th, the draft preferred concept of the Diamond Springs Community Park will be reviewed by the Parks and Recreation Commission.  This plan has emerged from community meetings and stakeholder engagement, based on identified community need.  Weigh in on this important and exciting project!

MEETING:  6 p.m.                                                                      2850 Fairlane Building C Hearing Room, Placerville

Link: 8/18 Agenda

D3 Meet and Greet


It was a pleasure for Karen and I to welcome District 3 Commissioners to my home for a meet and greet last week.  It was a great time for the team to get to know each other, and understand the issues that each Commissioner is working on.  I walked away even more proud of this dedicated, passionate and experienced team who is working faithfully to serve our community on a host of critical issues.

From Left to Right:  Kurt Raffeto (Veterans), Patrick Klein (DS/ED CAC); Stephanie Carlson (Veterans); Jim Mitrisin (Charter Review); Bud Zeller (DS/ED CAC); Marian Washburn (Comm. on Aging); Karen Feathers; Mindy Jackson (Charter Review); Randy Pesses (DS/ED CAC); John Clerici (Planning Commission); Lexi Boeger (CEDAC)

"He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own."


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DS/ED Community Advisory Committee


On Thursday, August 18th, the DS/ED CAC will hold their monthly meeting to...          

1) Receive an update on the DS Parkway and 2) Review the Committee's mission, purpose and goals.

MEETING: 6 p.m.  

DS Fire Station at 501 Pleasant Valley Road

Link to Agenda


Apple Hill Farm to Fork Dinner


Another incredible year at Apple Hill's annual Farm to Fork Dinner!

John Sanders and his crew worked magic again with locally grown ingredients from Apple Hill farms paired with local wines from Delfino Farms/Edio Vineyard, Madrona, Boeger and Lava Cap with sponsorships by Raleys and SMUD.

Great night. Great food and wine. Great evening with family & friends enjoying the rich bounty of EDC.



20 Mile Taste

20 Mile

Rainbow Orchards did it again with 20 Mile Taste ...a fundraiser for the incredible EDC Ag in the Classroom which provides teaching resources and programs to help connect students with the land.

Amazing program worthy of our support!