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Effort Underway In El Dorado County To Put Slow-Growth Measures In November Ballot


People who live in El Dorado County could be voting on several competing slow-growth measures this November.

One of those measures is called "Fix Our Local Roads."

Joshua Wood is with the campaign.

Wood says the initiative is designed to help fight urban sprawl, while at the same time allowing some commercial development.

"Everyone's driving down the hill because there's no commercial opportunities in that county and so what we're trying to do is provide a controlled growth measure that fixes the roads, which is the real problem, and creates opportunities for jobs," says Wood.

The measure requires commercial developments to pay for road improvements to accommodate more traffic. It would also require the state to pay for any needed expansions to Highway 50.

Competing measures would limit housing growth and reclassify some areas of El Dorado County as "rural regions."

May 5 is the deadline for campaigns to submit signatures for the November ballot.

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