Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Board of Supervisors

EDITOR:

To the supervisors,

As a citizen of El Dorado County, I have been deeply concerned about the effects of policies enacted at the State and Federal level that effect our county. The policies I speak of have resulted in improper forest management that has endangered the citizens of EDC with the increased potential of catastrophic wildfire, economic impact and clandestine drug activities. Additionally, every member of the Board of Supervisors has acknowledged these facts several times in various ways.

I am aware the BOS unanimously supported the formation of a coordination committee, comprising of experts from our county, to bring these issues to the forefront in a timely manner (not after the fact, as has been in the past) to allow the board a chance for input and maintain consistency with our local, board-approved policies. I am also aware that, after voting for this formation of this committee, several very knowledgeable citizens stepped forward and filled out county-approved applications to be part of this committee, volunteering their time to do so.

In November of 2012, for some reason, three board members questioned the application process (one that has been used to form virtually every existing committee), which resulted in a delay of the board-approved coordination committee formation. Additionally, the fact is that, since that time, other committees (the Pollock Pines Economic Advisory Committee for one) have gone through the concept phase, application process and are now in existence. Obviously, the delay is not a procedural one.

I, and others, are requesting that the board follow through with their verbal and written promises to those that put you in office (the people of El Dorado County) to deal with these ongoing issues of Federal policy impacts to our county. We know the consequences of inaction continue to this day and will continue until the Board of Supervisors takes action, and holds to its publicly stated word.

MARK MILLIGAN
Pollock Pines

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  • EvelynJuly 31, 2013 - 6:21 am

    Mr. Milligan: Your point is very well taken. The Supervisors need to be lobbied directly, either by email or by addressing this matter under Public Comment at a BOS meeting. Anyone not worried about the incredible danger of catastrophic forest fires must be living in the Arctic Circle.

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  • FranJuly 31, 2013 - 7:33 pm

    Well--good luck to you...are you part of fire council? Because I believe there our groups that address the fire issues--and our sheriff just said we do not have explosive drug issues here in Pollock. I would check on other groups first--we seem to be having problems with too many groups--im trying to place your name...seems familiar. Were you at the town meeting with the sheriff?

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  • FranJuly 31, 2013 - 7:42 pm

    Community Economic Development Association of Pollock Pines--CEDAPP exists. The advisory board has not gone through--unless we have been lied to again...we chose to have town meetings instead of advisory boards. Is there a link saying they went through? The Pollock Pines Economic Advisory Committee does not exist-should not any way.

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  • FranAugust 01, 2013 - 6:52 pm

    Next town meeting will be about work being done at Forebay and the Forebay Baseball field. Town Meeting Aug. 26th at the Pollock Pines Camino Community Center from 6:00. Everyone is welcome to come. If someone cancels--I will post. In one week I will really start posting. Our kids have played on that field for over fifty years...a group of parents put it all together for the kids here in Pollock and Camino. Please come support the field. Please. So far the guests will be EID (they have allowed the kids there for years...PG&E before them) Ms. Santiago, Ray Nutting, and the Snowline League Board will have representatives talking about what that field means to them. Some of the grown children of that original group are still up here--one of them has been on the board for 16 years.

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