Thank you!

Thank you all for your participation and support on this website, on Nextdoor.com and on the Facebook page.

Thanks to you we have quickly reached over 1200 signed petitions on this website to “say NO to the rezone”.

 

Additionally, we have a poll posted on Nextdoor that has resulted in 87 percent of you who are against the rezone.

That tracks well with the voter turnout in 2015.

 

Please enjoy your Thanksgiving!!

In 2015, 91% of the registered voters voted “NO” on this rezone, why are we dealing with this now?

I hear this all the time, “in 2015, 91% of the registered voters voted “NO” on this rezone, why are we dealing with this now?”

That is a good question my friend.  Here is the history.  Back in 2015 this rezone issue came up and a group of concerned residents felt they had to stop it somehow.  They met at the Bella Bru over coffee and decided to create a measure and put it to the vote of the people.  I can’t remember the exact reason but I believe it was a timing problem that we could not put a full blown referendum on the ballot so we settled for an “advisory” measure.  The difference between and “advisory” and a “referendum” is that a referendum if passes becomes law.  An “advisory” just shows the will of the people and is not a law, and so an advisory does not have any “teeth”.

Here is the text of Measure E:

Should the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors re-zone the approximately 100 acres of the former executive golf course in El Dorado Hills from its current land use designation as “open space recreation” to a designation that allows residential housing and commercial development on the property?

The votes were cast and here are the results:

Fast forward until today.  Everything was quiet and everyone went on about their business without worrying about the fate of the Old Golf Course.  That is until 10/31/2019 when the El Dorado County Planning Commission announced a Hearing to consider the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan project to request a General Plan Amendment (A14-0003) to amend the County General Plan Land Use Map designations.  There it was, out of the blue.  Here we are during the middle of the holiday season on our heels trying to recover from this announcement.  We are right back where we were in 2015.

I hope this provides an answer to the question “In 2015, 91% of the registered voters voted “NO” on this rezone, why are we dealing with this now?”

How do you feel about this?  Provide your comments below.

 

 

 

Sign the Petition to Stop the Rezone

If you experience problems  contact admin@parksnotparker.org.

A copy of your petition will be sent to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Board, Mel Pabalinas and yourself.

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

Thank you for taking the time to sign this petition

Back in 2015 91% of the registered voters in El Dorado Hills voted against rezoning the El Dorado Hills Old Golf Course in advisory vote.

Just recently, we received a notice from the El Dorado Hills 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. Please sign this petition.

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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 CC:John Hidahl, Mel Pabalinas
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