Supervisor Sue Novasel District V Newsletter

March 17, 2017                                                                             Edition 1

Supervisor Novasel

El Dorado County

District V Supervisor, Sue Novasel Updates and Input Newsletter 

Welcome to my first online Newsletter with updates and input regarding District V, in El Dorado County. I am focusing first on the Tahoe Basin in this edition and will broaden to include all of the District V communities in future issues.

As I welcome the second half of my term in office, I join you in surviving one of the biggest winters Lake Tahoe has seen in decades.  While it’s easy to love the depth of snow as H2O inventory and recreation, the weather and road conditions also bring equal depth of maintenance challenges.

Snow plowing

Hats off to our County Crews

Snow removal crews have been doing a valiant job in difficult conditions to keep roads passable.  Twelve hour shifts, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week throughout these series of snowy storms, El Dorado County road maintenance crews are working to address flooding, mudslides, sinkholes, avalanches, compromised roadways, deep snow and equipment breakdowns to keep residents and visitors living and moving as safely as possible.  El Dorado County road maintenance staff is doing a great job for the challenges they’ve endured.   Current road conditions

Community Meeting

At the beginning of this year, I held a community meeting to discuss traffic congestion and safety concerns on our county roads in local neighborhoods.  This was a well-attended meeting in Meyers that allowed the community to express their thoughts and provide input on solutions.  Also participating at the meeting were representatives from the California Highway Patrol, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department and the County Department of Transportation. We are all working together on these issues and reviewing the possibilities provided by the public. The next community meeting will be April 6th at 6 pm at the California Conservation Corps located at 1949 Apache Avenue in Meyers.  Attendees are asked to park on the far side of Lira’s Market by the Golf/Snow Mobile Course.

Full house

Thank you for allowing me this privilege to serve you. 

Your input matters to me and even if we disagree, I respect your opinion and your involvement. It’s important to me that we create a civil and respectful environment for all people.  I set that example in policy and leadership as your District V representative and ask that you so inspire others in return. Let ours be the community that provides solutions amidst divergent opinions, and the community that respects disagreements while contributing to constructive discussions and debates.

Let’s work together to make things better. Thank you, again. 


  • Welcome
  • County Maintenance Crews
  • Community Meeting
  • 2017 Goals



For current information on road conditions countywide follow the
El Dorado County link:

Snow plow


In the year ahead, your El Dorado County Board of Supervisors will be focusing on strategic planning for capital improvements, investing in communities and balancing the budget, while improving roads and county services.

It’s been a busy 2017 already and there are many things I’d like to accomplish. 

My goals for 2017 are simple:

  • Maintain an environment of respectful conversation and positive change.
  • Protect Tahoe’s fair share funding.
  • Continue to strengthen Tahoe’s voice in County affairs.
  • Bring forward housing options that are affordable to our residents.
  • Reduce traffic congestion on local roads and in neighborhoods. 
  •  Improve recreation access and opportunities. 
  • Protect and expand services for our most vulnerable population, including children, families, veterans and seniors.

Elks Club Blvd

Elks Club Boulevard is now open! Great job El Dorado County Road Maintenance crews!!


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