Prescribed Burn Meeting, Fire Safe Council Meeting, Department Presentations, UPDATED Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Video of SR49 Confluence Study 2/2 Presentation, Road Charge Pilot Program, Looking for Senior Nutrition Volunteers, HWY 50 Meters

El Dorado County

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On February 15th the El Dorado Amador Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) is hosting a community event for anyone interested in learning more about the PBA and reducing wildfire risk through use of prescribed fire.
Connect with other PBA members, hear about upcoming opportunities, and learn more about what the burn planning process involves and what support the PBA can offer. Open to all community members - bring your friends and neighbors! Event flyer with all details here: event_flyer ( 

Location: Hwy 50 Brewery, 3544 Carson Rd, Camino, CA 95709

Date: Wednesday, February 15thTime: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

So we don’t overwhelm the venue, please let us know if you plan on coming - sign up here .

If this location is too far for you, don’t worry as we will host similar events in other areas of Amador and El Dorado counties later in the year!

Contact or call 530-333-4475 with any questions


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Flier Wildfire Action Plan - Set - Go 

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Dept Prez

Videos are now available for the 2023 presentations outlining the department’s mission, structure, services, budget, role in the strategic plan, and upcoming policy issues. Thank you to all our staff for their important role in serving the public.

EDC Special Board Meeting 1-31-2023
EDC Special Board Meeting 1-31-2023 - YouTube 

Link to presentation slides: County of El Dorado - File #: 23-0246 (  

Video Links: 

District Attorney 

Public Defender  

Alternate Public Defender  


Child Support 

Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA)  



Planning and Building  


Recorder Clerk  

Treasurer Tax Collector  

EDC Special Board Meeting 2-1-2023 EDC Special Board Meeting 2-1-2023 - YouTube  

Link to Presentation slides: County of El Dorado - File #: 23-0248 (  

Video Links:



General Government Clerk of the Board  

Chief Administration Office (Admin & Budget, EMS & Emergency Preparedness & Response, Wildfire Preparedness & Resilience, Central Services, Parks) 

County Counsel  

Human Resources  

Information Technology  



Environmental Management  


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HHW change

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

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SR 49 Confluence Study 2/2 Video Available
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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 examines things like infrastructure characteristics, corridor operations, and collision history to inform recommended improvements for parking access, new transit/shuttle services, safety, and operational efficiency.

Video for this final meeting is available here: 

Meeting materials are available here:

You can also learn more about the SR49 American Confluence Study on the project's website:

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The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program is currently looking for community volunteers to help at its congregate dining sites. There are multiple open volunteer slots. Volunteers generally help one day per week from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

"We are currently looking for friendly people who would love to help us at our congregate meal sites," said Jillien Smith, Program Supervisor with El Dorado County Senior Services. "We need help with things such as greeting seniors, signing them in at our front desk, setting tables, serving meals, and more. Anyone who enjoys volunteering and socializing with seniors is encouraged to apply for one of our volunteer positions. Currently, volunteers are especially needed for the El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park congregate dining sites."

The Senior Nutrition Program provides nutritious lunchtime meals for people aged 60 and older for a suggested donation of $3 per meal at one of several congregate meal sites located throughout El Dorado County. In addition to a healthy meal, the program gives an opportunity for older adults to socialize and connect with others, learn about community resources, local senior activities and more.

For a volunteer application and to learn more about the Senior Nutrition Program, please call (530) 621-6160. The Senior Nutrition Program is one of many senior service programs of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency

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 Road Charge

California is exploring an alternative to the gas tax and wants to understand the unique impacts to communities.

Video of the 2-2-23 EDCTC Road User Charge Pilot Program presentation. 

The 2023 California Road Charge Public/Private Roads Pilot will gather essential information for evaluating how a road charge program could address travel on and off public, private, and tribal roadways in California. The state is offering incentives of up to $250 for participants in the seven month pilot launching in March 2023.

In the pilot, participants will be given a device for their car to capture their miles traveled and whether the vehicle is traveling on public, private, or tribal lands in California (or out of state). Data will be captured securely through a third party account manager, and vehicle location information will be sanitized (deleted and non-recoverable from collection devices). Caltrans will not receive any location-specific data from pilot participants’ unique vehicle.

 With Road Charge  

  • California could replace the gas tax with a mileage-based user fee charged to drivers who use the roads. The more you drive, the more you pay for highway and road repairs. The less you drive, the less you pay.
  • Everyone would pay their fair share for road repairs based on how much they drive, not the kind of car they own.
  • California is working to develop a road charge program that is fair, transparent, and sustainable so that it meets our road maintenance needs now and in the future.

 Flyer Rural and Native American Road Charge Pilot - 2023 (  

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ramp meter 

On February 13, 2023, the following ramps will be activated and will be active daily when minimum traffic thresholds are met (including holidays and weekends).  The meters will be turned on to a resting green light on February 6th as a means of alerting the public to the coming change. 

  • Westbound US-50 / Bass Lake Rd.
  • Eastbound US-50 / Bass Lake Rd.
  • Eastbound US-50 / South Shingle Rd.
  • Westbound US-50 / Ponderosa Rd. (slip on-ramp)
  • Westbound US-50 / Ponderosa Rd. (loop on-ramp)

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