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The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce took out a full page ad in the Mountain Democrat to claim that the initiatives will take away local control. How can you get any more local than having the voters of El Dorado County decide the future of land use in the county? Could it be that the outside interest and developer-dominated Chamber of Commerce is afraid they will lose their influence and ability to control local El Dorado County politics?
We need to take back local control of land use in El Dorado County. Sign the petitions that are being circulated by local, grassroots groups such as Shingle Springs Community Alliance (SSCA), Residents Involved in Positive Planning (RIPP), Rural Communities United (RCU) and Save Our County (SOC).
In total, there will be four petitions for initiatives regarding land use in El Dorado County, in four different colors to make them easy to identify: Fix the Community Region Lines (green), Keep It Rural (blue), Remove the Measure Y Loopholes (yellow) and Retain Zoning (purple).
The outside interests and developers are counting on the voters to be overwhelmed by so many initiatives and, therefore, not sign any of them. That’s why they took out that ad to try and intimidate us. Let’s prove them wrong. Let’s show them that El Dorado County residents truly want to take back local control of land use in our communities.
Sign all of the petitions so they will be on the November ballot for voters to decide.
More information is available at ruralcommunitiesunited.com and lvc-edc.org.