El Dorado County Board of Supervisors is planning to dissolve the Human Rights Commission through the consent calendar on their agenda for March 21 at 10 a.m. In El Dorado County where there are currently multiple lawsuits involving bias issues, a high school under sanction by the California Interscholastic Federation for a racist incident, and with many residents unhoused following the Caldor fire and unable to get individual FEMA assistance, the Supervisors are choosing to significantly reduce the number of commissions that require mandatory Implicit Bias training from seventy to five (Item #8. 23-0479) and are dissolving the County's Human Rights Commission (Item #9. 23-0283). This will all be done by consent calendar. The commission will be dissolved by ordinance without a public hearing. This will occur on Tuesday, 3/21/23. If you object to the disbanding of the Commission or curtailing implicit bias training, sign on just before 10 a.m. by zoom https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx and raise your hand immediately with the hand icon when the consent calendar is announced. Also, listen carefully to see if any of the supervisors pull your item number of interest off the consent calendar for discussion. If so, lower your hand icon. If the item is pulled off consent, your comments will only be accepted when that item comes up for discussion. To attend in person: BOS, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville. - Allyson Tabor
May 7, 2020 JIM JONES MEMORIAL Jim Jones, who served on South Tahoe Public Utility District’s Board of Directors for 39 years, died on May 7, 2020. He was a steadfast advocate for safe, clean drinking water and reliable wastewater services and will be sorely missed. Condolences may be sent to:
The Family of Jim Jones PO Box 14589 SLT 96151
STPUD has issued a tribute to Jim, which can be read by clicking here.
A history of Jim's life and contributions was recorded in 1999 for the Bureau of Reclamation's Newlands Project Oral History Project. Click here to access.