EDSO report: Crime Slightly Increases

  May 13, 2015 | Posted by Cole Mayer EDSO report: Crime slightly increases The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office report revealed crime rates slightly rose in 2014 from the previous year. Serious crimes trended upward. Murders remained the same — two — but dropped from 2012, when the county faced five murders.…

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EID Adopts State Water Regulations

  PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA EID adopts state water regulations By Dawn Hodson From page A1 | May 18, 2015 Following on the heels of the State Water Board issuing new water conservation regulations, at its May 11 meeting the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved incorporating the new regulations…

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EID Votes to Continue Water Rights Fight

  GEORGE WHEELDON, a former EID director, spoke at the recent EID meeting, encouraging the current EID Board of Directors to continue pursuing extra water rights. Democrat photo by Dawn Hodson By Dawn Hodson From page A1 | May 15, 2015 | The El Dorado Irrigation District board gave a…

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Supes See Bleak Future in Budget

Horse stolen, killed by truck in Rescue Supes see bleak future in budget El Dorado County Supervisors got the math equivalent of last year’s “Ice Bucket” challenge on April 15. It came as an introduction to the annual budget process that will be in full swing over the next several…

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Second Time’s a Charm

Second time’s a charm for Water and Power Authority MOU By Dawn Hodson From page A1 | April 20, 2015 | A memorandum of understanding voted down at the April 8 meeting of the El Dorado Water and Power Authority was back on the table at a special meeting held April…

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Supervisors Vote 4-1

Supervisors vote 4-1 to OK EID election change: Mikulaco voices strong opinion against change By Chris Daley From page A1 | April 27, 2015 | El Dorado Irrigation District’s Board of Directors recently voted to change its election cycle to coincide with the state’s even-year general elections. In doing so,…

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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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