Welcome to Local Voter Control
of Land Use in El Dorado County
Home of the 1-2-3 Petitions
We are a grassroots organization of El Dorado County residents who value their rural lifestyle and want to keep special interests from taking over this county. We sponsor three initiative petitions to amend the El Dorado County General Plan to curb developer influence and support responsible growth policies.
Local voter control OR SPECIAL INTEREST?
YOU DECIDE the county's future
Click here to understand why we need these initiatives now.
Shingle Springs Community Alliance, Save Our County, and Residents Involved in Positive Planning have come together to bring forth three important El Dorado County-wide initiatives. Signing these petitions merely puts them on the November 2014 ballot. In 2004 the voters of El Dorado County decided that, “The rural character of the county is its most important asset”. (pg. 2, EDC General Plan). These 3 initiatives will put into place policies that retain our rural quality of life and will limit the excessive influence of developers and special interest groups.
|| Fix Community Region Line Flaws(GREEN PETITION)
Region Lines (CRL) are urban limit lines that define where the County intends
to put high-density urban & suburban development.
initiative removes inappropriate urban boundary lines from established rural
removal of these lines will prevent the Hwy 50 corridor and other main
connectors from becoming one big bull's eye for high-density urban and suburban
The Green petition received enough signatures to be certified for the November 4, 2014. It is Measure O. Vote Yes on O!
|| Reinstate the original Measure Y (YELLOW PETITION)
original Measure Y was passed in 1998 to prevent traffic gridlock. The second version that passed in 2008 was
changed which weakened its purpose.
initiative restores Measure Y to its original intent.
· The Board
of Supervisors (BOS) will no longer be able to use a 4/5ths vote to ignore the
requirements of Measure Y.
changes which severely impact traffic levels cannot be allowed based on
hypothetical road improvements being built in the future.
|| Keep Zoning As Is & Protect the County’s Resources (PURPLE PETITION)
initiative directs the Board of Supervisors to look at land use changes based
on compatibility rather than favoritism, which provides predictability and
security to landowners.
· Since the
2004 General Plan was adopted, elements have been ignored, changed,
reinterpreted or amended.
initiative restores agricultural buffers, and requires the implementation of
existing General Plan policies that protect the counties historical, cultural,
water and recreational resources.
sign the petitions to put these important measures on the ballot.
the VOTERS decide the County’s future.
- On June 11th we submitted our first petition (Green - Fix the Community Region Line Flaws) with 9,415 signatures to the County Elections Department for certification to qualify for the ballot in the November 2014 General Election.
- On June 16th we submitted our second petition (Yellow - Reinstate Measure Y) with 9,829 signatures to the County Elections Department for certification to qualify for the ballot in the November 2014 General Election.
- The Elections Dept. certified that were sufficient signatures to place both the Green and Yellow Petitions on the ballot on July 29, 2014, but the Board of Supervisors decided at the last minute to order a 30-day report on the Yellow Petition, resulting in it being delayed until the next statewide general election, probably November 2016.
- The Green Petition WILL be on the November 2014 ballot as Measure O!
- We will still be circulating our third petition (Purple - Retain Current Zoning and Protect County Resources) for the full 180 days allowed by law or until we have enough signatures to qualify it for the ballot, even though it will not make the November 2014 ballot.