Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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‘New, working Board of Supervisors’

EDITOR:

Yesterday, I took a day off work to attend my first 2013 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting. I was pleasantly surprised by the new board of “working” supervisors who were doing their job of governing the direction of our county.

I watched them get updated by CEDAC and asking all the right questions from this agency, which is one of the many left-overs from their predecessors.

Of course, many of the same problems still exist. Mismanaged staff and departments, bureaucrats who “push paper” and “favorites” instead of just doing their jobs.

Today I saw a new board of “working” supervisors representing their constituents. Keep it up BOS. There’s a lot of work ahead and your constituents want you to win.

ERNIE LOUIS
Placerville

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Discussion | 38 comments

  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 7:01 am

    I liked seeing all the people...there should always be two sides to a healthy debate--that way citizens can make better choices..and not by a small group of un elected people deciding for a whole. Above all else...respect the first amendment...it is one of the dangers of small groups..."power" can be dangerous--and lines can be crossed.

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  • EvelynAugust 27, 2013 - 7:07 am

    FALSE DICHOTOMY = A situation in which two alternative points of views are presented as the only options, whereas others are available.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 8:10 am

    good morning Evelyn...you are correct--there should be many different opinions. I was keeping it simple this morning...if I laugh I suck in smoke and choke....but still--laughter is good...thanks...it still felt good to laugh. Please remember for awhile now--I have been subjected to one opinion...lololol...but im being well behaved this morning.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 8:16 am

    Even town meetings start feeling like the criteria of "advisory boards"--Im paying attention. I can get people to come---but only for awhile...and not at all if people are not honest with them. what was the list again...economic groups...senior reps....chamber....religious leader....education...mobile park leaders...park and rec...lololol. And on and on...we have a problem ...people have said we need a name....curious. Town meetings seem to be in debate. So I am watching. I will be well behaved--as long as the community is informed...not ignored. I understand by the grand plan--Pollock will still have a meeting about its identity. I am so tired. I feel like im stuck in a revolving door. People keep underestimated me...shrugging shoulders.

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  • EvelynAugust 27, 2013 - 8:18 am

    Hi Fran. You are always well behaved! Yes, I understand your point. Last night was wonderful -- everyone had their say and the meeting did not feel "managed". Mr. Delphi stayed at home where he belongs.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 8:34 am

    It was a great meeting--people are still emailing me on its success. They like town meetings with many helping--they do not like answering to a group of un elected people. We elected a board--they are the ones we want to hear...or the people who are actually the ones with he answer--such as EID.

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  • cookie65August 30, 2013 - 4:41 am

    Evelyn, FALSE DICHOTOMY is the go-to method used for political persuasion. Our resident-in-chief is totally dependent on its use. He has a slight twist to it common to his party, instead of two alternative points of view presented as the only options he will offer one alternative that leads to utopia thru government vs a strawman alternative intended to paint any and all who even question the first alternative as uncaring, cold, heartless, selfish and greedy. He does it every single time he opens his mouth. It is as predictable as the sunrise.

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  • PatriceAugust 30, 2013 - 10:13 am

    And to think you are probably being paid to continually be off topic and a turd.

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  • Phil VeerkampAugust 30, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    Patrice! - Oh goodness!!! - And Patrice is such a sweet name. Heavens!

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  • James E.August 30, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    Phil, sweet women don't know such words. Wait, or do they?

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 30, 2013 - 1:55 pm

    Patrice..there's money in being a "turd?" Cookie--Evelyn--are you making money for going off topic? Phil...she is not playing nice.. As the person who posted the most--I know I am not making any money...lololol

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  • James E.August 30, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    Time for me to once again go out into the real world to see if real people exist. Be back later.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 30, 2013 - 1:59 pm

    James..I learned all my most colorful words from my grandma...lololol....she thought being a "lady" was stupid--and didnt get the chores done. Her words were more colorful than my grandpas--she said it was because she worked harder on the farm than he had...lololol. I gave up covering my kids ears after an hour...my kids adored her.

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  • Compass2TruthAugust 30, 2013 - 2:10 pm

    Ernie: You haven't been paying attention!!! Why do you think none of the supervisors were present during Monday's Taxpayers meeting when D.A. Vern Pierson addressed Legal Activities & Problems??? The meeting you referred to was a Town Hall meeting, NOT a BOS meeting. Watch how Chairman Briggs reacts when I held his feet to the fire about his fiduciary obligation and Brown Act violations during the the 8/27 BOS meeting: http://eldorado.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=253 Melody Lane - Founder, Compass2Truth

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  • Compass2TruthAugust 30, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    Refer to Approval of Consent during 8/27 BOS video at the 32:30 mark. Refer again to Open Forum at the 42:28 mark on the video. "...Hold their feet to the fire. Mine too. I work for you." ~Sheriff D'Agostini~

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  • PatriceAugust 30, 2013 - 8:14 pm

    Goodness...heavens! Being sweet is a virtue, yes? Turd is a swear word? I do not swear and not because I desire to be sweet. Fran, and cookie plays nice? Wasn't referring to MD paying for any feedback. Everyone, have sweet dreams! Good night :)

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 30, 2013 - 8:23 pm

    Youre right...I never play nice..and "turd" made me laugh...good night...Phil started it...

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 30, 2013 - 8:27 pm

    Oh wait--you were talking about Cookie...sorry...still you made me smile all day...Patrice. You were refreshing after fighting all week long. I like you. (cookie is actually very smart--really good at research...just passionate about some things...I dont believe Cookie likes Obama)

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  • cookie65August 31, 2013 - 7:42 am

    Fran, you are too kind. Einstein said, "if you can't explain it to a six year old, then you don't understand it yourself." I simply take that approach when defining and explaining leftism. Knowing from experience that the typical school of fish leftist has not matured beyond the six year old level. They are overdeveloped emotionally and rationally retarded. Being a leftist is the most cowardly choice anyone can make. It requires no critical thinking skills. Only pure emotion.

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  • chuckycheeseAugust 31, 2013 - 7:54 am

    [‘ᴥ’] Luv 2 Patrice

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  • cookie65August 31, 2013 - 8:22 am

    Great pic's of the Burning Man temporary city. http://www.businessinsider.com/burning-man-aerial-photos-2013-8

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  • cookie65August 31, 2013 - 8:38 am

    Here is an example of the emotional loonacy of the leftist thought (thawt) police. Dunkin Doughnuts in Thailand has an ad for their new line of charcoal doughnuts. So the usual suspects are screaming racism. I guess they are not aware of just how much they have totally diminished the meaning of a very important word. http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23300144/dunkin-donuts-criticized-for-racist-ad-campaign#axzz2dYpq5pyi

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  • EvelynAugust 31, 2013 - 8:46 am

    Cookie: I see it's George Soros' Human Rights Watch ($100M, thank you George) that's up in arms over the donuts ads.

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  • cookie65August 31, 2013 - 9:17 am

    You're on it Evelyn, as usual. The devil is in the details.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 31, 2013 - 9:28 am

    Good Morning Cookie.

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  • cookie65August 31, 2013 - 9:54 am

    Good morning Fran. How is the smoke today? They have gotten the American fire under control so we should be getting our clean air mornings back.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 9:08 am

    Failure to thin brush may have worsened California wildfire By Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) - A cluster of controlled fire and tree-thinning projects approved by forestry officials but never funded might have slowed the progress of the massive Rim Fire in California, a wide range of critics said this weekend.http://news.yahoo.com/failure-thin-brush-may-worsened-california-wildfire-125257087.html. Dear New Working board--please clear the brush up here--thanks.

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  • cookie65September 01, 2013 - 9:22 am

    Fran, the rumor is the Rim fire was caused by an illegal pot farm. Those who oppose forest management also support the illegal grow operations.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 9:34 am

    Good Morning Cookie I had heard that...if they just legalize it--then there wouldnt be a problem. During prohibition--stills blew up and caught forests on fire. If my hands worked--I would start the thinning up here. And before people start attacking--I didnt say clear cutting. rolling eyeballs.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 9:43 am

    Code Police! 6 Things That May Surprisingly Be Banned in Your Front Yard Read more: http://business.time.com/2013/04/22/code-police-6-things-that-may-surprisingly-be-banned-in-your-front-yard/#ixzz2dezXkjlE

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  • cookie65September 01, 2013 - 9:46 am

    I will be curious to learn if those operating the illegal grow were undocumented dimocrats looking forward to amnesty. You can expect to leftist media to drag their feet in reporting it, if at all.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 9:52 am

    Please go to CEDAC...CEDAPP meetings...to see what sub committees are doing...from the link already posted. "The code enforcers around the country have recently targeted everything from tree houses to lemonade stands, and even if outright bans aren’t in place, homeowners are facing the annoyance of getting permits or variances just to do what they please on their own properties." some of these items are already coming up...pay attention. Google--these things are happening all over...banning front gardens...not allowing people to grow their own food on their properties. Read. Hold the BOS down until they stop listening to these advisory--economic groups. In the end...people will look to the people who brought these ideas into their communities. any time I hear the phrase "For the good of the Community" I cringe.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 9:57 am

    The Battlefront in the Front Yard http://tinyurl.com/cl7dp9c

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  • James E.September 01, 2013 - 11:18 am

    Fran, I've read your comments about dense forests and the dangers of fires. A couple of weeks ago I motored up to Pollock Pines to check out the trees and found you are absolutely correct. The trees are so dense in and around Pollock Pines that if you get a fire the entire area will be wiped out.

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 11:43 am

    Sorry James...I went to the store...thank you for coming up...I worry about our little space up here. I just do not get it.

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  • JimSeptember 01, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    · Several posts above I could not help but notice the Sheriff D’Agostini encouraged Compass2truth to, ”hold their feet to the fire. Mine too. I work for you.” Well seems the Sacramento Bee is doing just that to the Sheriff. “ D'Agostini, as part of this group's leadership, is of special concern. He has stripped the U.S. Forest Service of authority for enforcing state law within his county, and has been spending far too much time organizing against federal habitat protections for amphibians. His county has serious crime issues that demand his attention. Voters should remember how he has been spending his time when he runs for re-election.” What do you have to say Sheriff, feet getting a little warm?

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  • robertdnollSeptember 01, 2013 - 7:16 pm

    our sheriff will be re-elected by a larger margin than the last election

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  • Compass2TruthSeptember 01, 2013 - 9:13 pm

    If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen... Jim is correct in his assessment of the BOS scandals and Sheriff D'Agostini's memorable words "...Hold their feet to the fire. Mine too. I work for you." Voters need to look at the BIG picture and how politics really work in EDC. Attend the Taxpayers meetings 7:30 on Monday mornings at Denny's Restaurant on Fairlane. Ask the hard questions of the guest speakers then discern for yourself before you cast your votes.

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