Message to BOS 'Grow or Die' - Opinion
This is an open letter to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors:
I am writing to you today as an El Dorado County resident to express my point of view on the various ballot initiatives that are being circulated in the County that are attempting to put measures on the ballot to restrict the 1.03 percent growth/development called for in the current El Dorado County General Plan. We have elected the county supervisors to manage the General Plan for the long-term growth and development of El Dorado County —— not a group of special interest people that want to impose their agendas (no-growth, rural or hyper-growth) on us.
As I understand it, one or more of these initiatives may affect the current EDC General Plan, with the potential result of having state of California agencies (e.g. Cal Trans) dictate the future growth and development of the county. This is not what the citizens want —— we want “local control” that balances the growth and development, while providing us with needed services and housing options. Our Local Control is in the hands of the El Dorado County Supervisors —— that is what you were elected to do and we want you to do.
As a concerned citizen, I expect to see the EDC Supervisors take an active role in defending the current EDC General Plan (including the invested time and effort of hundreds of EDC citizens) and to be vigilant to maintain your influence with regard to ballot measures that risk our losing local control to the state of California.
Measured growth and development in El Dorado County (taking into account reasonable EIR issues) should result in enhanced business and residential growth that creates a vibrant and financially sound community for all of its citizens.
WILLIAM D. WEBB
El Dorado Hills