Sign the Petition to Stop the Rezone

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This petition is requesting the El Dorado County Planning Commission to NOT 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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26 thoughts on “Sign the Petition to Stop the Rezone

  1. 1. This community was never designed for dense housing.
    2. The traffic flow to the north was never studied.
    3. Neighborhoods on the back side of El Dorado Hills have become thoroughfares and have put homeowners at risk; the proposed plan will make this situation much worse.
    4. Where is the water coming from?

    1. Thank you for your comments, they are posted for all to see. Regarding the water, I understand EID says there is not a problem with water supply.

  2. Thank you! I choose to live in a somewhat rural, small community. It may not be for everybody and that’s ok. There are plenty of great options nearby. I care about preserving what we have in EDH.

    1. You are welcome! There is no doubt there will be more homes built because of the desirability of the area, that is why I move here out of the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area. I was able to move after retirement. There are many issues about this project that are not well accepted by those who live here, like yourself. Please keep reading the posts and go to the meetings to show your support for NOT rezoning. Reach out to your neighbors to sign the petition. The Board of Supervisors are beginning to get the message, even after the vote in 2015 by 91% of the voters who live here do not want to rezone the old golf course property. Please review all the links on this website, more are added each day!

  3. This area of town was a community amenity as a golf course. It truly seems that Parker Dev. Co. purchased the golf course, fully intending to let it fail… so the land could make PDC even more money by developing it, despite the preferences of EDH citizens. All I have to say is once open space like this is gone, it is g-o-n-e and will never return.

    In my 20 years in EDH (with apologies to those who have been here much longer), I have seen so many open spaces gobbled up by developers and development… and there are so many more neat areas here that will also be developed. Those latter places are a done deal. Let’s keep the OLD golf course area as open space… whether it be a revived golf course or a wonderful community park with trails, ball fields and recreation oriented features.

    1. Jeff, thank you for your comment. It is in alignment with 91% of EDH voters back in 2015. We are trying hard in many ways to stop this. It is a matter if getting the community residents and community groups to oppose this. If you know of a community group. such as a soccer league, church group or any other influential group in the community, have them write a letter to John Hidahl, our district supervisor at bosone@edcgov.us. If you do send him an email, please cc me so I can post it on this website. Thank you.

  4. In the interest of brevity, I agree with everything stated by Jeff Barker. The old golf course area has been zoned for recreational use, decades before Parker purchased the property. They bought the property, assuming and risking that they could ply the BOS to rezone the property for residential development and greater profits than the golf course was providing. While Parker has a right to develop their properties as zoned, the current and historical zoning of this property should be preserved, as the community has overwhelmingly supported. Supervisor Hidahl ran and was elected on a platform that opposed rezoning of this property. I would expect the other supervisors to also respect the voice of the community that would be negatively impacted by this zoning change.

    1. Kelly, that is one of our goals not yet reached. We need a page on Facebook and Twitter at least. What suggestions do you have? I have asked people to share the web address. We have just less than 1000 referrals from Facebook. Do you have any suggestions or can you help with getting more social media exposure? Thank you for your comment.

  5. This open space is vital to preserve the character of El Dorado Hills, to maintain open corridors for wildlife and provide critical ecosystem functions such as flood control and carbon sequestration. The additional Traffic on surface roads and I50 would create major traffic jams. This project should not allowed to move forward unless the county and all the developers come up with public transportation such as light rail connection to Sacramento.

    1. Thank you Claudia, your points about flood control and carbon sequestration are unique and have not been mentioned as far as I know. Maybe in the Development Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). Most people think traffic is a major problem and I have noticed EDH Bvld and Serrano Parkway roads are crumbling. I have not heard light rail connection at all. Maybe your comment will stir some healthy discussion here.

  6. An empathetic approach – I know first hand being a teenager is difficult in a community that does not provide enough creative outlets to roam. It’s frustrating to the youth who reside here. They act out their frustrations with speeding and disturbing neighborhoods at night, egging, throwing toiletry on the property, etc. This is just a small example of what I’ve witnessed as a 26 year resident. El Dorado Hills could benefit from adding more ‘community’ parks. All in all the last thing this community needs are more houses that are pushed together with barely any privacy. We have enough housing, what we need are options. This land needs to thrive on its own. A lovely Japanese garden, a park with water spouts for summer, a drive in movie theater (maybe thats pushing it), but anything that will GIVE the people in this community a reason to go outside of their house everyday, not to stay in! Give back to the community.

    1. Hannah, thank you for your reply. First things first, we have to stop the rezone of this property to residential from recreational. That takes the vote of 3 out of 5 Supervisors on the board. Thank you for signing the petition to let them know you are against the rezone. If you can, share this website address with all in your address book and ask them to sign the petition. As I am writing this, we currently have 863 signatures, the goal is 10,000! We appreciate you comments and your support. When we get the rezone stopped we can put all our effort into looking at your and many others’s suggestions.

  7. If a Chick-Fil-A on El Dorado Hills Blvd at Saratoga would have too much of an impact on traffic, imagine what 1000 house right off the Blvd would do. The last thing El Dorado Hills needs is more houses when our high school is overloaded, and our CSD facilities were built for a town half the size. It’s time for the County to stop using El Dorado Hills as a cash cow to subsidize the rest of the county.

    Here’s an idea: Turn the golf course into trails, a new aquatic center, and town amphitheater. You know, things the town’s existing residents actually need.

    1. Ben you are absolutely correct!
      Just to add to your observations, developers are racing each other to choke Hwy 50 between El Dorado Hills and Folsom. Bidwell is already choked because of the proximity of Costco, Starbucks and In-N-Out, you can barely get by during the holidays and is about to get worse with all the homes and apartments they are putting in on both side of the 50. EDH is in for the same as long as we are the county’s cash cow.

  8. Serrano re-zone developed the hill tops the Parker said would remain open space during the Serrano public hearings in 1988. This area looks overdeveloped and ugly. Leave the golf course open space or develop land with 1/2-3/4 acreage lots. Regards, Robert Swenson

    1. Robert, do you have any documentation or know of any about who said what in the Serrano public hearings in 1988?

      Thank you for you comment.

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