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