Sign the Petition to Stop the Rezone

OPEN SPACE EDH, INC.

Help us preserve the beauty of El Dorado Hills. Let your voice be heard!

IMPORTANT LINK TO THE COUNTY BOARD MEETING THURSDAY APRIL 28th, 2022.

Sign the petition below to let our Board of Supervisors know that you wish to preserve the natural beauty of El Dorado Hills.  Please note, you must reside in and be a registered voter of El Dorado County to sign this petition. (You must include your street address and city to confirm all petitions.)

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This petition is requesting the El Dorado County Planning Commission to NOT approve the rezone of the Old Executive Golf Course for residential development.

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Back in 2015 91.04% of the votes from the residents on the EDH CSD Measure E proposal were “NO”, meaning they were AGAINST rezoning of the El Dorado Hills Old Executive Golf Course in an advisory vote.

Just recently, we received a notice from the El Dorado County Planning Commission announcing a hearing to consider the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan project to request a General Plan Amendment which will result in rezoning the Old Executive Golf Course for housing.

It seems the will of the people are being ignored and will result in the denigration of quality of life by adding approximately 1566 additional automobiles crowding the intersection of Serrano Parkway and El Dorado Hills Blvd daily, creating more noise and pollution, overcrowding our schools, and developing prime recreational open space in the heart of El Dorado Hills.

Water use is estimated to increase by 70,215,780 gallons per year. (82 gallons per day per capita 783 homes 3 people per home * 365 days)

AECOM Technical Services, Inc. estimates that the project will produce 3,907 metric tons of carbon equivalency per year. (4.99 per service unit * 783)

Residential property in EDH has value in part because of amenities such as schools, parks, and open space. Lots and houses are bought and sold based on this value. To rezone and take away a large piece of open space would have a significant impact. The value of all residential property in the community would be diminished, a loss to all the current owners. In part, the increase in value to the Parker Company achieved through rezoning would come at the expense of other property owners.

I request that:
(1) the Planning Commission NOT Recommend the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan as proposed,
(2) the Board of Supervisors NOT approve the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan as proposed, regardless of the recommendations of the Planning Commission and
(3) the OLD Golf Course NOT be rezoned for residential development.

I further feel strongly that NO commitments shall be made with respect to any Development Agreement and/or changes to the General Plan without written agreement from representatives of community groups.

This is a travesty that must be stopped!

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DISCLAIMER: The information in this petition was compiled from various historical documents. It is intended to provide information at a general level for the reader. Any errors, omissions or mischaracterizations are not intentional. CREDITS: Ellison Rumsey, Serrano Westside Project Briefing Book May 2011
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Thank you for making a difference!

Our current focus is to STOP the rezoning of the old Executive Golf Course off El Dorado Hills Boulevard at the entrance to El Dorado Hills. This is part of the CEDHSP (see map below) to replace the currently zoned Open Space Recreational property in El Dorado Hills with 1,000 homes or multi-family residential units (apartments) in an area that would overpopulate our schools, our streets, and disrupt the natural beauty that we all enjoy in EDH.

Read about the Serrano HOA DECEIT under HOT TOPICS

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE LETTER SENT TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND THE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION on March 8th, 2022

(A layperson’s explanation of our attorney’s letter to county decision-makers.)

Statutes require developers to submit an EIR (Environmental Impact Report) to obtain permission before any project can proceed. CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act) is the governing statute. It addresses issues such as water availability, traffic, and schools’ capacity, to name a few.

Our attorney’s letter to county decision-makers identifies specific areas where Parker’s golf course development plan EIR falls short of CEQA requirements. She also points out that the developer has not responded to objections to Parker’s plan submitted by local organizations, such as APAC (EDH Area Planning Advisory Committee). She informs them that the project does not fall within the land-use guidelines required by CEQA.

One component of Parker’s CEDHSP (Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan) is to take 135 parcels (known as “Asbestos Ridge”) and return them to open space status. Parker then plans to use the 135 parcels elsewhere for their golf course development. However, those parcels have been part of the Serrano HOA for over 25 years. The Serrano HOA CC&Rs—which the Parker organization wrote– prohibit that action without the approval of a majority of Serrano homeowners: an unlikely prospect.

Pages 3 through 7 of our letter quote various sections of the Serrano CC&R document. These quotes explain how Parker’s plan violates the document they wrote, which the Department of Real Estate approved years ago. County approval of Parker’s plan would be an illegal act.

She concludes that county approval of the CEDHSP would violate the land-use guidelines of CEQA and undermine the Department of Real Estate’s oversight.  

We are now on the record and have drawn our line in the sand.   

To read the entire letter click the letter below:

CEDHSP map

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