Rezone Project Needs to go to Planning Without Further Delay.

To all El Dorado County and especially El Dorado Hills residents.   Please use the following information to send your request to the Planning Commissioners to avoid any further delays in the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan project. See Request for Delay.

Since this is the fourth request for delay, and the project has been on the books for over seven years, we believe this is a tactic used by the Applicant to delay the project until the majority of the Board of Supervisors are in favor of the project.

Write to the Planning Commission.

Please use the following template to send an email to your planning commissioners to request they do not approve any further delays.


Dear Commissioners,

As a tax-paying resident of El Dorado County, I’m concerned about the lack of progress on the county’s discretionary review of the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan (CEDHSP).

The commission has not advanced this project following the latest public hearing on January 13, 2020. Since then, three continuances were requested and granted to the Applicant, Serrano Associates LLC, who is now requesting an indefinite forth continuance “for further analysis of potential impacts associated with Vehicle Mile Traveled (VMT)”.

The sequence of these delays is troubling and appears to be based on the Applicant’s goal of project approval rather than legitimate need.

This project has been pending for more than seven years. The residents deserve answers. I strongly urge the Planning Commission to avoid any further delays.


Your name and address

El Dorado Hills

A Couple of Walks Down Memory Lane – 2015 Vote No on Measure E

Here are a couple of videos about Town Hall meetings that were held near the end of 2015 to discuss Measure E:

Measure E Text
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?

Townhall Meeting, September 29, 2015 – NO on Measure E

00:00 Introduction – Jim Pridemore
03:59 Measure E – Wayne Haug
05:49 Impartial Analysis – Wayne Haug
06:20 Argument in Favor of E – Wayne Haug
07:02 Argument against Measure E – Wayne Haug
13:13 Absentee voting – Wayne Haug
14:42 Q & A – Wayne Haug
38:04 Previous Surveys – John Hidahl

CEDAC El Dorado Hills Community Survey Start here

EDH CSD Revenue Feasibility Survey Results Start here

50:20 Vision – John Hidahl
56:54 Ron Mikulaco
01:05:00 Brainstorming – Jim Pridemore
01:20:00 Financing – Jim Pridemore
01:27:16 Ron Mikulaco
01:31:00 – Summary and Next steps – John Hidahl
01:43:00 – Greg Prada EID Director
01:48:49 – Darwin Throne
01:50:39 – Q & A John Hidahl
01:51:17 – Ron Mikulaco
01:55:00 – Q & A
02:00:00 – End

Town Hall October 13, 2015

00:00 Welcome/committee into – John Moreno
03:37 CSD Measure E November Ballot -Terry Crumpley
26:22 Next Steps  – John Hidahl
37:39 General Q&A – John Hidahl
51:34 End

And here are the results of the November election:

County Website, Made Easier To Navigate and Read

If you go to the county website for this project, you will see gobbledgook.  Not sure why it is not user friendly, perhaps to discourage people from using it?

Here is a list of the attachments from the website.  (Note: when you click on a link the file will be downloaded onto your computer where you can open it for viewing)

1. 2A – Attachment 5(1)-Draft EIR-Appendices A-L PC 12-12-19 (638 pages a quick scan shows most of this documentation is out of date and goes as far back as 2007)

2. 2B – Attachment 5(3)-Final EIR Appendix L-Attachment PC 12-12-19  (May 16, 2017 Traffic Study, 209 pages)

3. 2C – Staff Memo 12-09-19 (Information on Commission Requested Discussion Topics) PC 12-12-19, (12/9/2019, 14 Pages)

Why are the Pedregal Planning Area and Serrano Westside Planning Area not being
processed as separate projects?
• County inventory of multi-family land area, current regional housing needs allocation for
the County, report back on County staff and applicant discussions on the inclusion of
affordable housing in the project.
• Traffic impact analysis overview, including the impacts of the Country Club Drive and
turning movement level of service (LOS) at intersections.
• Overview of the Development Agreement (DA) and input on whether the DA
commitments apply to subsequent developers and consideration of adjustments to the
Community Benefit Fee and dwelling unit triggers for Country Club Drive extension
• Report back on meeting between County staff and El Dorado Hills Community Services
District (EDHCSD) on increases in parkland dedication in the Serrano Westside Planning
• Overview of recommended Statement of Overriding Considerations 

4. 2D – Staff Memo 12-09-19 (Technical Analysis-Final EIR Appendix L) PC 12-12-19

5. 2E – Staff Memo Attachment-Transportation Impact Analysis-Oct 2015 PC 12-12-19 NOTE: This is out of date, 2015

6. 2F – Staff Memo Attachment-Appendix A-Existing Conditions Technical Calculations PC 12-12-19 (Existing Conditions Technical Calculations All Traffic Data, Out of Date March 2015)

7. 2G – Staff Memo Attachment-Appendix A-Cumulative Technical Calculations PC 12-12-19, (APPENDIX A: Cumulative Technical Calculations (Updated October 2015) Traffic Data – 93 Pages)

8. 2H – Staff’s Powerpoint Presentation PC 12-12-19,

9. 2I – Applicant’s Powerpoint Presentation PC 12-12-19,

10. Public Comment Rcvd 12-11-19 to 12-12-19 PC 12-12-19  (Miscellaneous public comments – 49 pages)

11. Public Comment Rcvd 12-11-19 PC 12-12-19 (Review of Critical Traffic Issues in Latest Traffic Analyses for Proposed Revision to Central – 9 pages)

12. Public Comment Rcvd 12-09-19 PC 12-12-19, (Public comment Laura Patane, Carole Braverman, Sharon Nunes, Bill Osgood)

13. Email Petitions 12-01-19 to 12-08-19 PC 12-12-19, (83 pages of Email Petitions)

14. Public Comment Rcvd 12-06-19 PC 12-12-19, (Public comment from Ray Cavanagh, Shirley and Walter Sikes and Diane Gross)

15. Public Comment Rcvd 12-05-19 PC 12-12-19, (Public comment from Rakesh Sethi and Albert & Paula Autry)

16. Public Comment Rcvd 12-04-19 PC 12-12-19, (Public comment from Sheryl Sage)

17. Public Comment Rcvd 12-03-19 PC 12-12-19, (Public comment from Dr. Gene Gowdey, Member, Board of Directors Elms, Oaks, and Willows Homeowner’s Association — Promontory Village 8. )

18. Public Comment Rcvd 11-27-19 to 12-02-19 PC 12-12-19, (Public comment from Kerry Marini, Natalie Marini , Karen Brown, John Bowles, Sherrie Bunk-Petersen and John Moreno)

19. Email Petitions 11-24-19 to 12-01-19 PC 12-12-19, (48 pages of Email Petitions)

20. Public Comment Rcvd 11-20-19 PC 12-12-19, (Public comment from Kenny Croyle)

21. Public Comment Rcvd 11-18-19 PC 12-12-19, (Public comment from Dean Getz regarding CEDHSP’s Proposed Sidestepping of Serrano’s CC&Rs )

22. Email Petitions 11-17-19 to 11-24-19 PC 12-12-19, (347 pages of Email Petitions)

23. A – Staff Report PC 11-14-19, (RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the Planning Commission review the staff report, receive public comment, recommend certification of the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan Final EIR, and direct staff on recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding the CEDHSP. )

24. B – Attachment 1-Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan PC 11-14-19, (398 pages)

25. C – Attachment 2-Proposed Edts to Specific Plan PC 11-14-19, (ATTACHMENT 2 PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE TEXT OF THE CENTRAL EL DORADO HILLS SPECIFIC PLAN (CEDHSP) – 43 pages)

26. D – Attachment 3-Draft Public Facilities Financing Plan PC 11-14-19, (dated April 2017 – 77 pages)

27. E – Attachment 4-Draft Development Agreement PC 11-14-19, (COMMUNITY BENEFIT AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT – 24 Pages)

28. F – Attachment 5(1)-Draft Environmental Impact Report PC 11-14-19,

29. G – Attachment 5(2)-Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report PC 11-14-19,

30. H – Attachment 5(3)-Final Environmental Impact Report PC 11-14-19,

31. I – Attachment 6-General Plan Consistency Analysis PC 11-14-19,

32. J – Attachment 7-Fiscal Impact Analysis PC 11-14-19,

33. K – Attachment 8-CEQA Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations PC 11-14-19,

34. L – Attachment 9-Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program PC 11-14-19,

35. M – Staff Report Exhibits A-K PC 11-14-19,

36. N – Notification Map PC 11-14-19,

37. O – Notification Map-Sacramento County Detail PC 11-14-19,

38. P – Proof of Publication-Mountain Democrat PC 11-14-19,

39. Q – PowerPoint Presentation PC 11-14-19,

40. R – Applicant’s PowerPoint Presentation PC 11-14-19,

41. Public Comment Rcvd 11-14-19 PC 11-14-19, (Comments from Richard Ross and Kevin A. Loewen)

42. Public Comment Rcvd 11-12-19 PC 11-14-19, (Comments from Albert and Paula Autry  and John Burns)

43. Public Comment Rcvd 11-07-19 PC 11-14-19, (Comments from Lisa Plummer, Renee Gilpen, Drew Gilpen, Sara Adams, and Eric & Becky Brandon)

44. Public Comment Rcvd 11-06-19 PC 11-14-19, (Comments from Angela Martin and Neal Takahashi)

45. Public Comment Rcvd 11-05-19 PC 11-14-19, (Comment from Cam Squires)

46. Public Comment Rcvd 11-04-19 PC 11-14-19, (Comment from Susan Hansen)

47. Public Comment Rcvd 10-30-19 PC 11-14-19 (Comments from Nathan and Julia Roos, and Stephen Miller)

Support EHD sustainability: Encourage NO to the Rezone

When: Monday January 13 at 6 pm

Where: District Church 7000 Rossmore Lane El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Family, friends, and community members:

We invite you to join our community members and families in attending the Planning Commission’s meeting to encourage our representatives to vote no to the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan (Serrano Westside, Old Executive Golf Course) Rezone. Parker development company is proposing to rezone land currently zoned as open space to build 747 new units including high density housing developments with no improvements to community infrastructure: no new schools, no improvements to current over-capacity Oak Ridge High School, no additions to road improvements, fire department, police department, additional water sources, and the list continues. This is our only opportunity to make a successful stand against the destruction of our easily-accessible open space/recreational area. Only together can we make an impact. 

Please come, bring your family and children, and support our future generations’ sustainability as a community.

Parents- let us be an example to our children and show that we can take action as a community in ensuring their education and recreation is a priority to us.

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