The “good ol’ boys” that have been in power in El Dorado County politics for many years favor growth to an extent which most county residents do not support. Folsom has already figuratively extended its eastern suburbs into El Dorado Hills. It is in the best interests of the good ol’ boys to see Folsom-type sprawl creep into Cameron Park, Shingle Springs and Rescue. They are ecstatic about the potential for the development of the colossal, traffic-impeding proposed developments such as San Stino, Marble Valley, Dixon Ranch and other potential sprawl-inducing projects.
The Mountain Democrat and good ol’ boy Joe Harn support these mega-developments. They support modifications to the county’s General Plan and Measure Y that foster such sprawl. Harn’s agenda is clearly to support those interests in whose pockets he deeply resides. It should be noted that Harn’s biggest campaign contributors are Angelo Tsakopolous and his family and associates. Tsakopolous advocates large-scale development in the west county.
Harn has fostered an environment of fear among El Dorado County employees. One may visit the Website inedc.com/1-8534 for shocking examples of the fear. A front page article in the May 5 Mountain Democrat also addresses this issue.
Mike Owen, candidate for Auditor Controller, supports the current General Plan and Measure Y as originally written. Mike has no developer ties and supports the overdue General Plan five-year update process. Once elected, Mike will make every effort to eliminate the environment of fear so pervasive among county employees.
It is in the best interest of those El Dorado County residents who wish not to “Folsomize” the western county and wish to restore a functional county government to support Mike Owen for Auditor-Controller. It is time for a change.