REVISED - D3 Newsletter 9/14/22 - Agenda Item Links

September 14, 2022                                                                                     

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New Nav Center Proposal


On Tuesday, September 20, I am pleased to announce that Supervisor Parlin and I are bringing forward a board item to address our shelter crisis.  It will be time certain at 1:30 pm, and the action before the Board is much more comprehensive in scope than previously considered items.  Here is a summary of the recommended action:

1)  Terminate the Use Agreement with CalFire for the old juvenile hall, effective December 15, 2022.

2)  Implement a temporary Navigation Center as quickly as possible after December 15 at that location.

3)  Work with the Superior Court to relocate the juvenile court (under old juvenile hall) to Building C.

4)  Prepare architectural/design drawings and cost estimates to construct a permanent Navigation Center at 300 Fair Lane (old Sheriff's site), constructed no later than December 2024.

5) Complete design drawings and cost estimates for a new juvenile hall and return to BOS for further direction

6) Return to BOS within 60 days with potential locations for the Registrar of Voters.

Please join us for this critically important item. 

Click here for  Agenda Item

Fire Camp at Fairgrounds


A big welcome, and THANK YOU, to the USFS who have set up their base camp at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds.  Crews from this location are battling the Mosquito Fire in El Dorado County, and we offer our thanks and gratitude for protecting our communities!

Mosquito Fire Fund


The El Dorado Community Foundation's Mosquito Fire Relief Fund is now open. All donations will go to support El Dorado County residents who have been and will be impacted by this fire. All donations to this fund will be unrestricted as this is a constantly evolving situation.

To apply for funds, visit, and to donate, visit

Diamond Springs/El Dorado Community Advisory Committee Meeting...this Thursday

Best Western Expansion


On Thursday, September 15th, the Committee will review plans for the Best Western Expansion on Missouri Flat Road along with the draft preferred concept of the Diamond Springs Community Park.  You are cordially invited to join the DS/ED Community Advisory Committee and provide input on these exciting projects.

MEETING:  Thursday, September 15 at 6 p.m.              Diamond Springs Fire Station

Link to Agenda

Mosquito Bridge Groundbreaking


The Mosquito Bridge Project officially launched on September 6 when we held a groundbreaking ceremony for this $93 million bridge which is 100% federally funded and will provide a critical link between Mosquito and Placerville. With the Mosquito Fire raging in El Dorado County, I think we all recognize how vital this connection is. 

A big congratulations to our entire DOT team...this is a once-in-a-career project and it has come to fruition because of their advocacy and tenacity. Let's build a bridge!

Click for Construction Updates



"We build too many walls and not enough bridges".

Isaac Newton

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9/11 Ceremony


Every year, I treasure this ceremony when the students at the El Dorado Adventist School honor local responders in commemoration of the heroes of Sept. 11.  It's a time to celebrate the best of America and to remember the sacrifices of average Americans who confronted evil in defense of our nation.



Coalition Meeting


I look forward to joining the community conversation at the Diamond Springs/El Dorado Community Coalition tonight (Sept. 14) at the Mother Lode Lions Club from 6:00-8:00 pm! Topics include Dorado Oaks, Creekside Plaza Arco Station and conversations on Housing.  Join us!

Committee Highlight


D3 Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Kathleen Jermstad invites you to their next meeting for an exciting presentation on bats!

September 28, 2022
6:00 pm  Hearing Room
2850 Fairlane Court, Bldg C

Let's get batty!

Corky Quirk is considered the "Bat Lady of Yolo Basin" and is the founder of Northern California Bats of Sacramento Valley and Foothills, and the Program Coordinator of the Yolo Basin Foundation. She works in the field of Environmental Education leading field trips in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area and providing presentations about bats emphasizing their important environmental role. Corky is active  in the
rehabilitation of injured or orphaned bats, and she is eager to share her enthusiasm and expertise with the community. 


Got Trash?


Caltrans’ is offering its first Dump Day in El Dorado County in support of the statewide Clean California Initiative! 

This event will take place at Caltrans’ Placerville Maintenance Station on Saturday, September 24 from 8am-2pm, or until capacity is reached.

This event allows El Dorado County residents to deposit nonhazardous yard and household waste, including appliances, mattresses, and tires, free of charge - waste that may end up illegally dumped along state highways, waterways, and roadways.  

Hangtown Creek Clean-Up


Saturday, Sept. 17 

9 am-noon at 495 Main Street in Placerville

Organized by the American River Conservancy

Volunteers are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle, gloves, and a bucket to create a zero-waste Cleanup.

Link to register