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I am supporting Lori Parlin because I feel she is the only candidate that truly has the public’s best interest in mind. She formed the Shingle Springs Community Alliance to bring to light the enormous unbridled and incompatible developments coming into Shingle Springs and surrounding areas. She also supports the locally grown grassroots initiatives that, if placed on the ballot and voted by the people, will serve to protect the county’s rural nature and will place requirements for the Board of Supervisors to adhere to the protection policies promised in the 2004 General Plan.
Lori understands the importance of transparency and the legal process. She has worked diligently over the last two years to bring the county to adhere to its own rules and policies. Several of the other candidates have also worked within the county process, but would rather keep decision-making behind closed doors.
This is a critical year for El Dorado County. Developers from Sacramento have just submitted an initiative to confuse and combat the initiatives that are being circulated by a home-grown grassroots effort of people that love El Dorado County. The developers are the same group of people who have challenged Sacramento’s right to vote on the publicly-funded Kings arena. These are big players that want the final say on how our county should be built out.
This is the year that the citizens have the choice to go urban and move forward with the stack and pack high-density growth along all of our major corridors, which has been pushed by our Board of Supervisors, our Planning Commission, our local developers, our county chamber, our Business Alliance, and now a very powerful builders group in Sacramento, or we get out of the house and help to get the three initiatives on the ballot in the next two months that will protect our rural way of life.
And most important, we elect people like Lori Parlin, who has the conviction to challenge these powerful inside and outside forces.