Western Slope Candidate Featured in Tahoe's Largest Newspaper
... Brown, 50, is one of six candidates in the June 3 primary to represent the redrawn district that now extends from South Lake Tahoe up and over Echo Summit and down to his home of 17 years in Pollock Pines.
Representing all of the district’s communities is a chief aim for Brown, who said he’s the most qualified candidate to do that.
Brown is board president of El Dorado Union High School District, a board member of the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Placerville Economic Advisory Committee. He said he has a broad array of experiences and relationships on the west slope that he can leverage to help basin communities if elected.
“I feel Pollock Pines and South Tahoe can be united, and that South Tahoe can be brought back to the county on a level where they no longer feel separated. I believe I can bring both sides of the county together,” Brown said.
“Since I already have experience working with those four other (supervisor) districts, working with the elected, department heads, economic development agencies, nonprofits and the private sector down there, I have that foundation to bring to Tahoe.”
Brown said he sees many similarities between the unincorporated communities of Pollock Pines and Meyers. Residents in Pollock Pines have been trying for five years to get the county to change its designated land use from community region to rural, he said, while residents in Meyers have asserting their desire to maintain its rural feel with the new area plan being developed for it.
Throughout the district, one county challenge is the need for better communication and community engagement, Brown said. “They don’t disseminate information well. If I am elected supervisor, I will find a way to make sure that is done, to make sure word gets out.”
According to Brown, the biggest issue in District 5 and El Dorado County is the economy. “It’s the same anywhere you go, the need for job opportunities,” he said. “The question is how ...