New Storm Website Launched, Take the Internet Speed Test, Ranch Marketing/Winery Ordinance Workshop, Free Nursing Services at Georgetown Library

El Dorado County

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 New Storm Website Launched! 

This one-stop-shop provides information about emergency alerts, sandbag locations, County road closures, utilities & more.

It will be continually updated to provide the most current information.

Please bookmark & share!

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speed test

The El Dorado County Internet Speed Test Campaign is a county wide initiative for all El Dorado County residents and business owners to self-report their internet speed at home, work, or wherever they are connected to the internet. The data collected will be mapped and used to invest in resources to improve broadband access across the County of El Dorado. This campaign includes all of El Dorado County, whether you have excellent internet speeds or no access at all.

The results from the Internet Speed Test will help:

  • Identify areas of El Dorado County where homes and businesses lack high-speed internet connection
  • Discover which households do not have an internet connection and the reasons why
  • Direct funds toward providing reliable broadband access throughout the County

Please help us identify El Dorado County’s areas with the greatest need for internet speed by taking the Internet Speed Test. It only takes 60 seconds. We need to have data to report by January 13.

Internet Speed Test:

For additional information:

Please forward and share this information so that we get data to challenge and refute the inaccurate internet speeds reported by providers.

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Ranch Marketing Ad Hoc Committee, along with staff from the Department of Planning and Building and Agriculture Department, presenting draft amendments to Title 130 of the County Code of Ordinances, Zoning, for Sections 130.40.260 - Ranch Marketing and 130.40.400 - Wineries.

Due to the increase in the number of complaints received relative to violations of Section 130.40.260, Ranch Marketing, of Chapter 130.40, Specific Use Regulations, Title 130, Zoning, of the El Dorado County Code of Ordinances, the Board established an ad hoc committee of two members, Supervisors Parlin and Thomas, to identify the primary concerns with the existing ordinance and potential changes for future consideration by the Board (Legistar # 21-1495). The Ad Hoc Committee met on January 18, 2022, March 1, 2022, April 7, 2022, and June 9, 2022. In addition, the Agriculture Commission formed an Agriculture Working Group consisting of members from the Agriculture Commission, Winery Owners, and supporting industry. The Working Group participated in the January 18, 2022, March 1, 2022, and April 7, 2022, Ad Hoc Committee meetings and also met independently on June 1, 2022, and June 24, 2022. Following these meetings, it was determined that it will be necessary to amend Section 130.40.260 - Ranch Marketing and Section 130.40.400 - Wineries of the County’s Zoning Ordinance. On July 26, 2022, the Board adopted Resolution of Intention 114-2022 to initiate the zoning ordinance update as required by Section 130.63.020 (Ordinance Amendments and Zone Change Applications) of the Zoning Ordinance.

Agenda and workshop participation instructions are posted here: under the Ranch Marketing and Winery Ordinance Ad Hoc Committee. The presentation for the workshop will be posted within the next few days. 

Any written correspondence should be directed to the Agricultural Department at

Please submit your comment via email by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the Workshop. Your comment will be placed into the public record and forwarded to the Committee members.

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GT Nursing services

The Georgetown Library will have a nurse on site Thursday afternoons from 12:00-2:00 available to anyone who needs assistance with the many services offered (details on the flyer).

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