El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee is proud to announce the volunteer organization’s new website – EDHAPAC.ORG.
APAC was formed in 1981 at the request of the County Board of Supervisors to provide public input for the development of the County’s new area plan for EDH and the Salmon Falls area.
Comprised entirely of volunteers in it’s thirty-six years of existence, EDH APAC has never had a formally recognized repository of planning history, documents, or data. In fact, other than a volunteer maintained mailing list, and now an email list, EDH APAC has never had the ability to keep El Dorado Hills residents informed in near real time of new projects, road improvements, new development proposals, specific plan changes, or other zoning changes in the area, other than some generous coverage in local weekly newspapers The Village Life, El Dorado Hills Telegraph, three day a week publication The Mountain Democrat, and to a lesser extent, the Sacramento Bee.
Although many APACs were created in the same timeframe, the El Dorado Hills APAC has the unique distinction of being the only surviving and continuously operative APAC over the thirty six years since its inception. While the EDH APAC is only an advisory committee to the County, its recommendations have made a difference by influencing developers, County Planners, the Planning Commissioners, and the Board of Supervisors in the outcome of many proposed projects. APAC’s submittal of written position reports of support, conditional support or non-support represent the community’s strongest voice in local land use planning.
That is why we encourage all residents and business owners in EL Dorado Hills to participate, and lend their ideas and concerns to El Dorado Hills planning. We have but a single voting Supervisor representing our interests on the five member El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. We also only have a single voting Planning Commissioner on the five member El Dorado County Planning Commission. This has not always served the interests and concerns of El Dorado Hills residents well. Making EDH APAC a community resource, and including as much input from El Dorado Hills residents as possible, will provide us a stronger voice at the decision making levels in El Dorado County.
To that end – EDH APAC needs member participation. Any resident of El Dorado Hills is welcome to participate, and become an APAC member. Read some more about EDH APAC membership in our EDH APAC Guidelines – these are from 2012, but we’re busy making updates, to make the concepts clearer, and to streamline the process of participation.
Through efforts of EDH APAC volunteers, we’re making an effort to evolve into a more involved organization, and we seek the input of all El Dorado Hills residents. Because EDH APAC receives no funding from El Dorado County, this website, as well as all APAC events and communications are the result of volunteers funding and donating their labor, efforts, and passions.
It will take considerable time to gather and digitize historical archived documents, and determine the appropriate county, and agency links. If you have any ideas, or documentation to share, please email them to email@example.com. Our first efforts will be to get current issues and project information onto the website. As we build this repository, we hope to get as much historical information uploaded as well.
Welcome to EDH APAC – we’re glad to see our neighbors here.