How bad do you want to retain a rural life style?
There has been an enormous effort by the citizens of El Dorado County to combat the developer cronyism taking place right now in El Dorado County. 3 groups came together and wrote initiatives that would require the Board of Supervisors to protect our current zoning, require compatibility when making land changes, restore the original measure Y from 1998 and finally implement a water supply and demand management plan before allowing any more land use changes. They are complicated, hard to explain, but very powerful in protecting local businesses, local builders, local residents, local agriculture and the rural nature of this county from outside corporate development.
Soon after circulating these initiatives a group called Region Builders (RB) from Sacramento has showered our county with highly paid signature gatherers with little regard for the truth in selling an initiative that does everything opposite of what the citizens are fighting for. RB has hauled in con people, paying them $3.00 to $4.00 dollars a signature to lie to the public in order to get their signatures. RB polled the people and found out that our residents care most about traffic, jobs and agriculture, so true or not, that is what they say they are fixing. But they are not. Their initiative basically says we must build out all of our roads as a priority and then stack everyone into boundary lines with high density development. It does not matter if those lands to be developed are Agricultural in nature or not. They will build out these roads then pack them in with more development doing nothing that fixes stop and go traffic. Their representative Josh Wood has bragged about being done soon and that he would have paid $10.00 a signature in order to get this done.
It is amazing how people will be duped by con men, but will ignore the citizens that are trying to protect them. Please get out and sign the GREEN, YELLOW and PURPLE petitions. Take a pack of petitions and get your neighbors to sign. This is it folks. Either stand up against the cronyism or live with the consequence of your inaction.