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El Dorado County and four public entities file suit against PG&E for Mosquito Fire damages

PLACERVILLE, CA — El Dorado County and four other public entities yesterday filed a lawsuit against PG&E for damages resulting from the 2022 Mosquito Fire. The lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court and includes as co-plaintiffs Placer County, El Dorado Water Agency, Georgetown Divide Public Utilities District, and Georgetown Divide Fire Protection District. […]

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El Dorado County coordinating wildfire resilience projects

PLACERVILLE, CA – Wildfires continue to increase in frequency and intensity across California, resulting in hundreds of thousands of acres burned and thousands of homes destroyed each year. Once again, El Dorado County is experiencing a major wildfire as the Mosquito Fire burns in the American River Canyon and threatens communities and valuable watershed. Recognizing […]

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Emergency Ordinance Allows El Dorado County to Fine Nonessential Travelers to Lake Tahoe Basin

PLACERVILLE, CA April 20, 2020 – In an effort to keep nonessential travel to a minimum, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors last week unanimously voted to approve an emergency ordinance to issue administrative fines for those who violate the County’s Order regarding travel into the El Dorado County portion of Lake Tahoe. “The […]

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El Dorado County Announces First Confirmed Case of Community Transmitted Covid-19

PLACERVILLE, CA March 24, 2020 – El Dorado County officials announced today the first confirmed case of community transmitted COVID-19 in an El Dorado County resident. The resident acquired the COVID-19 virus from an unknown source. “There are three ways in which we classify the way people acquire COVID-19; through close contact with an individual […]

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El Dorado County Makes It Easier for Seniors to Qualify for Hazardous Tree Removal Program

PLACERVILLE, Calif. September 19, 2018 – The County of El Dorado and the California Department of Forestry (CALFIRE) have agreed to further expand and simplify the County’s Hazardous Tree Removal Program to benefit low-income senior property owners by extending it to residents in the Auburn Lake Trails and Grizzly Flats areas of El Dorado County […]

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El Dorado County receives largest-ever grant to help end homelessness

PLACERVILLE, Calif. January 8, 2018 – El Dorado County Health and Human Services today announced that the County’s Continuum of Care program received nearly $400,000 in federal funding to help end homelessness and fund emergency domestic violence services and enhance coordination among local agencies that handle those issues. It is the largest amount ever awarded […]

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Mosquito Awareness Week draws attention to risks, prevention

PLACERVILLE, Calif. April 21, 2017 – The California Legislature declared April 16 through April 22, 2017 as Mosquito Awareness Week to raise awareness and educate Californians about the threat mosquitoes pose to our communities. El Dorado County health officials are reminding residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquitoes as warmer weather approaches and […]

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El Dorado County Declares a Local State of Emergency Due to Damage to Local Infrastructure from the Recent Weather Events

Placerville, CA January 10, 2017 – El Dorado County has declared a local state of emergency due to damage to local infrastructure from the recent weather events. The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors at its meeting on January 10, 2016, in unanimous vote, declared the emergency after getting a report on damage to local […]

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El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Oppose Proposition 64, Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Placerville, CA – At the October 11, 2016, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board voted unanimously in favor of a resolution opposing the passage of California Proposition 64. Proposition 64 would legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults aged 21 years or older in the State of California. In opposing the […]

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El Dorado County secures state assistance to remove dead and dying trees that threaten public infrastructure

Placerville, CA October 13, 2016 – The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors took the final step to secure California Disaster Assistance Act (CDAA) funds for the State and County state of emergencies due to pervasive tree mortality. The Board approved the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services CDAA funding at its meeting on October […]

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