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UPDATE: As of Friday, January 12th, 2024, the EDH CSD has officially closed escrow on the 55-acre parcel (Phase 1) of the old executive golf course! This means there will be NO REZONE on the entire golf course property (Phase 2 is the remaining 45 acres, which completes the total of 98.08-acres). The CSD has the first option to purchase this remaining property within the next 18 months.
FOR MORE DETAILS Check out this article in the VILLAGE LIFE.
We thank EVERYONE INVOLVED and will continue to monitor the process and keep you updated on what’s happening with that land.
Previous history news:
There have been some important developments in the GOLF COURSE REZONE. One of them includes the potential purchase of the golf course by the CSD.
CRITICAL MEETING MONDAY Nov 20, 2023 at 5:30pm at the CSD–
The CSD Board has scheduled a special public meeting at 5:30 PM on Monday, November 20, 2023 at the CSD pavilion, to discuss the specifics of their plan. Residents can attend the meeting in person or on Zoom.
Zoom link to the meeting below:
Meeting ID: 834 6092 8141
Call-in Option: 1 (669) 900-6833
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, that 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.
Thank you for making a difference!
JUNE 2023 Latest News: The OLD GOLF COURSE REZONE and Pedregal area development is back in the news again. Click this link to Read details HERE:
June 9, 2022 – THE GOLF COURSE REZONE: The community has spoken, and the El Dorado County Planning Commission has spoken. “NO ON THE REZONE”
The EDC Board of Supervisors knows the wishes of the PEOPLE WHO VOTED TO REPRESENT THEM.
But, for some reason, they are still discussing the REZONE of the CEDHSP.
Yet, pressure from Parker Development is causing the Board to waffle and follow their own backroom agenda!!! They are ignoring zoning regulations, building codes, and infrastructure requirements; and DISRESPECTING THE OPINIONS OF THE EDC PLANNING COMMISSION!!
TIME FOR ANOTHER LETTER TO THE BOARD, especially to John HIDAHL to remind them of their DUTY to DO WHAT THEIR CONSTITUENTS ARE ASKING THEM TO DO – DENY THE PROJECT!! Sample email here.
EDC Planning Commission Denial of CEHSP – (watch here)
June 9th, 2022 in a 5-0 vote, the El Dorado County Planning Commission DENIED APPROVAL of the CEDHSP, essentially REJECTING the REZONING of the Old Executive Golf Course for residential purposes!!! Congratulations to everyone who has supported us!
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. There have been pletes
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