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By From page A5 | March 27, 2013

EDITOR:

I think a few lines should be given to El Dorado County’s Targeted General Plan Amendment and the new influence the citizens shall have over the development, lifestyle, parks, business, regulations and recreational assets that make up their communities. The committees are called Community Councils and are known as the Council of Economic Development Advisory Committee (CEDAC-EDH) for El Dorado Hills. Our theme is “Better Together.”

Our committee is made up of folks from the History Society, Chamber of Commerce, Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills, Area Plan Advisory Committee, CSD and others.

There are 10 districts in El Dorado County that will be planned by their citizens or planned by a government employed staffer. Take your pick. Personally I prefer being involved and having my neighbors decide what they would like El Dorado Hills to be even if the process becomes somewhat contentious.

If you don’t know who is leading your Community ID group, just call your member of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and ask. Each leadership group should have checked in with their respective member and given that member a contact for your group. If there is no one listed for your community then volunteer. It is just not that hard.

Each Community ID will most likely be made up of a board that is in contact with the county and sub-committees that do the work of deciding how your neighborhood should look in 2038AD. Sub-committees will work on residential housing, business including themes, commercial building and employee numbers, parks, recreation, trails, arts, and many other areas that each community deems important to itself.

Please note that there are areas in all communities that are planned, such as the Bass Lake Specific Plan that will not be impacted by the work that we do. Also note, that this process will move the political process from the back room to the front room so that we can be instrumental in the governance of our community.

If you live in El Dorado Hills and would like to attend our first public meeting just send an e-mail to [email protected] and I will do my best to notify you. If you and your friends would like to serve on a committee start right now by determining your areas of interest. If you have friends that would like to attend please notify them when you have received your notification. Watch the Mountain Democrat or its community papers for notifications also.

STEVE FERRY
El Dorado Hills

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