Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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New BOS dump site?

EDITOR:

Laurel Stroud recently blasted the Board of Supervisors last Tuesday about using Diamond Springs as a dumping ground for the county’s problems. She claims the county is dumping all the improper uses in Diamond Springs such as the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), the Mental Health Department at the Logan Building and the Animal Shelter in the back of Park West. Laurel, I couldn’t agree with you more. Keep up the good work. Our supervisors are making very poor decisions regarding where to place county services.

JACK DUFFY
Diamond Springs

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  • KC StaleyJuly 09, 2013 - 9:04 pm

    I couldn't agree more!

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  • JimBoJuly 11, 2013 - 5:23 pm

    COUNTY IS FAST TRACKING APPROVAL OF THE ANIMAL SHELTER ON TUESDAY, JULY 16. http://eldorado.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1455111&GUID=BD40E151-A6D2-424A-AA77-37838D1980CE

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  • Melody LaneJuly 12, 2013 - 8:36 pm

    I don't think anyone can deny EDC needs an animal shelter, but Not In My Backyard. Kudos to those like Laurel who stand up and challenge the BOS to do what is right instead of convenient. A more suitable site that doesn't create a detrimental impact upon residential properties surely can be determined. How about moving the animal shelter up-country?

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  • Great idea!July 13, 2013 - 7:34 am

    Melody is correct. The Animal Shelter should go "up country" to Coloma within ear shot of her property. Thanks for volunteering to take what no one else wants it near them.

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  • Melody LaneJuly 13, 2013 - 6:38 pm

    Nice try GI--Coloma is actually DOWN COUNTRY & DOWN RIVER. Apple Hill, Camino, Mount Aukum, etc. is more what I had in mind. Coloma residents are adamant NIMBYs--Not in My Back Yard. We've already got the human excrement puking, pissing, dumping and raising hell in the wee hours...all the while the BOS, Planning, Code & Law Enforcement turn a blind eye and deaf ear.

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  • Melody LaneJuly 13, 2013 - 6:45 pm

    Clarification: Why not situate the Animal Shelter next to Briggs, Nutting or D'Agostini's property UPCOUNTRY?? That way they can participate in the solution. Oh you betcha they'd respond "NIMBY!!!"

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  • FranJuly 19, 2013 - 9:34 am

    Brad Pitt talks openly about battle with depression ""When people in the public eye talk about mental illness, it sends a powerful message to all who face it at some point in their lives. Brad Pitt's story shows that it is possible to recover from depression, which will give many people renewed hope." http://tinyurl.com/mvbld68 Recycling...animals...Mental health...all issues that are close to the hearts of the film industry.

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  • FranJuly 19, 2013 - 9:39 am

    "We’re thrilled to announce the continuation of our longstanding partnership with Make It Right. The organization’s founder, actor-philanthropist Brad Pitt, will be lending his voice in support of our efforts to repaint Main Streets across the U.S. and Canada. Be on the lookout for updates here on the blog and throughout this initiative." http://www.paintwhatmatters.com/brad-pitt-lends-his-voice-to-main-street-matters/

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  • dealing with the painJuly 19, 2013 - 3:34 pm

    Mental Health issues are not the "county's problem". It's a problem that belongs to all of society. We need to make mental health care more affordable and increase available; not just in Diamond Springs. This is a good thing for those that live in the area and need care. How sad that you consider it a "dumping" issue. I hope you never have to deal with the pain of having a mentally ill relative or friend.

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  • EvelynJuly 23, 2013 - 9:00 am

    At today's BOS meeting, beginning at 9am (live video HERE), Consent Calendar Item #9 has the Animal Shelter project architect -- Anova Nexus -- being awarded compensation increased by $249,145, not to exceed $306,473. The hourly rate for Anova's Sr. Principal Planner, Charlie Downs, is $260.00. Mr. Downs also is a CEDAC committee member.

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  • EvelynJuly 23, 2013 - 9:08 am

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