IMPORTANT TOWN HALL MEETING

IMPORTANT TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS AND ZONING ORDINANCES The El Dorado County General Plan Amendments and Zoning Ordinances: Facts and Fiction The County Board of Supervisors is about to approve amendments to our general plan and zoning ordinances that could significantly affect how properties, neighborhoods, region boundaries,…

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You may be Surprised Where California Ranks on Property Taxes

Businesses often lament that California has some of the highest taxes in the nation. While they are correct about relatively steep income and sales taxes, it may come as a pleasant reminder that Proposition 13 helps the Golden State rank relatively low for property taxes. The average property tax bill…

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Communities Get Even Bigger Water Cuts

Most Sacramento communities get even bigger water cuts under revised mandates By Tony Bizjak and Phillip Reese tbizjak@sacbee.com 04/18/2015 9:07 AM 04/18/2015 9:12 PM A sign encouraging people to save water is displayed at a news conference in Los Angeles last week. A new report says that the drought is…

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35% Conservation Proposed for EID and GDPUD

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA 99 CENTS 35% conservation proposed for EID and GDPUD Following Gov. Jerry Brown’s announcement on April 1 ordering a 25 percent reduction in water use statewide, on April 7 the State Water Board released a proposed regulatory framework for achieving the targeted reduction. However, rather than requiring all water purveyors…

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Special Report: Folsom & El Dorado Hills Development

Growth foes take a new approach in El Dorado County Advocates seek to preserve the county’s rural character SUBSCRIBER CONTENT: Feb 27, 2015, 3:00am PST Enlarge Photo Dennis McCoy | Sacramento Business Journal Some voters in El Dorado County want to prevent the sale of ag land to developers. Bess…

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Grand Jury Asks CSD to Amend Parcel Tax

April 05, 2015 | Posted by Julie Samrick Grand Jury asks CSD to amend parcel tax A $10 annual tax on each of the 15,500 parcels in El Dorado Hills adds up to a lot of money. Since 1983, when the El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors…

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EID Board Approves Plan to Sell Water at Special Meeting

A conditional agreement to transfer surplus water to central California’s Westlands Water District was unanimously approved at a special meeting on April 1 by the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors. According to the agreement, up to a maximum of 6,430 acre-feet may be transferred this year, although staff…

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Notice of Planned Project Bridlewood Canyon Lift Station Upgrades

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The Bridlewood Canyon development is served by an existing sewer lift station located at the east end of Thornhill Drive near the dam. The lift station was constructed in 1989 and components are approaching the end of their useful life. El Dorado Irrigation District plans to make upgrades to the…

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New Irrigation Schedule for EID Customers

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA A new summer irrigation schedule was adopted by the El Dorado Irrigation District board at its March 23 meeting. Approved as part of an update to its Drought Action Plan, the summer watering schedule was changed from three days a week to an odd/even…

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Efforts Initiated for Local UC Campus

Friday, March 20, 2015 PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA 99 CENTS Efforts initiated for local UC campus By Chris Daley From page A1 | March 20, 2015 | How does your community nail down a billion-dollar windfall? Get a University of California satellite campus. That’s what El Dorado County Treasurer Tax-Collector C.L. Raffety…

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