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.