The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Vote NO on Measure E

  1. Negative Impact on Property Value: Residential property in El Dorado Hills (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 the residential property in the community would be diminished, a loss to all the current owners. In part, the increase in value to PDC achieved through rezoning would come at the expense of other property owners.[1]
  2. The County will lose between approximately $190,500 and $194,900 annually in their General Fund [2] and between approximately $21,700 and $27,600 annually in their Road Fund.[3]
  3. Increased traffic. Approximately 1566 additional automobiles could be crowded into the intersection of Serrano Parkway and El Dorado Hills Boulevard daily.[4]
  4. Increased pollution, approximately 3800 Metric Tons Carbon Equivalent per year will be released into the atmosphere per year.[5]
  5. There are already over 9,400 homes in the planning stages in El Dorado Hills.[6]
  6. Water use will increase by approximately 70,215,780 gallons per year.[7]
  7. PDC has not fulfilled many original obligations of EDH Specific Plan.
    1. Golf Course – South[8]
    2. Residential/Commercial – Village J [9]
    3. 27 Acre Village Green[10]
    4. A non-vehicular circulation network that can accommodate recreation and leisure, home-to-work and shopping trips. [11]
    5. Noise requirements [12]
    6. Certain School Requirements. [13]
    7. Equestrian Trails near Village M and on open space.[14]
    8. Community and District Parks [15]
  8. The Executive Golf Course site is the flattest and most suitable location for a community center/park/sports fields in all of EDH.
  9. This is the gateway to EDH and Serrano-it was intended to be an Open Space/recreational public golf course in perpetuity.[16]
  10. Once it is developed, it is gone as open space forever.

Additional Thoughts Why You Should Vote NO on Measure E

  1. PDC wants to annex the property into the Serrano HOA. The HOA is already too large. This will insure he will have control of the HOA for an extended, unknown period. [17]
  2. EDH Residents will be deprived of much needed cultural facilities.
  3. PDC and the County will be passing infrastructure improvement costs for expansion of the water and waste water treatment facilities to all residents of EDH. [18]
  4. The roof tops and blacktop areas will create a heat island affect for the residents directly adjacent to the site – increase temperatures (ie. global warming).
  5. Construction air pollution is known to contain asbestos.
  6. Crime rates will increase.
  7. Displacement of animal habitat
  8. Increase demand on natural resources will decrease the supply available and in turn increase the costs.
  9. Oakridge H.S. will be further impacted, requiring busing of more EDH students to Union Mine H.S.
  10. The old EDH Executive Golf Course is a unique location that is centrally located. It is the perfect location for a regional park.
  11. Parker Development Company (PDC) has already effectively collected premiums on this land being zoned as open space via sales of Serrano homes and PDC wants to eliminate that asset to the community for more profit.
  12. Will result in the destruction of a potential historical landmark.[16]
  13. Anyone who has traveled knows we already have a congestion issue on the corner of EDH Blvd and Serrano Parkway.
  14. It is not in keeping with Bill Parker’s vision “In Harmony with Nature”.

If you have your own thoughts on why you should vote NO on Measure E, please leave a comment below for all of us to see.

[1] “Golf Course Thoughts on the issue of rezoning” Ellison Rumsey
[2] Serrano Westside Project Briefing Book (Not available online)
[3] Serrano Westside Project Briefing Book (Not available online)
[4] Serrano Westside Project Briefing Book (Not available online)
[5] Serrano Westside Project Briefing Book (Not available online)
[6] Abstract of County Planning Documents (Not available online)
[7] 82 gallons per capita daily. 82*783homes*3 people per home * 365 days
[8] El Dorado Hills Specific Plan
[9] El Dorado Hills Specific Plan
[10] El Dorado Hills Specific Plan 1.4.4, El Dorado Hills Specific Plan 1.5.4
[11] El Dorado Hills Specific Plan 1.3.e
[12] El Dorado Hills Specific Plan 1.4.1.4
[13] El Dorado Hills Specific Plan 1.4.6.1
[14] El Dorado Hills Specific Plan
[15] El Dorado Hills Specific Plan 7.6.1.b, 7.6.2.5, 7.6.2.6
[16] El Dorado County General Plan, Objective 9.3.4: Historical Resources
[17] Serrano Westside Project Briefing Book (Not available online)
[18] http://www.villagelife.com/?p=48597

2 thoughts on “The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Vote NO on Measure E

  1. Kristin Napolillo

    When I click on your bracketed links eg. [16], I just get directed back to the originating page. That’s not helpful. What are the source documents you are linking to?

    • Jim Pridemore

      Kristin,

      You are absolutely correct. Those bracketed numbers were not meant to be links, but footnotes. The post you are referring to was created in a Word document and ported to the website. My intent was to provide the resource for the information in the main part of the text. Some of the documents, are not available in digital form, so they cannot be hyperlinked. I know this does not help you, but what I can do is make hyperlinks to the documents that are in digital format. Thank you for your attention to detail.

      Jim Pridemore

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