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Filing deadline looms for June primary

Tom Lotshaw

Local ballot measures in June primary

South Lake Tahoe, Measure P: “Shall the city of South Lake Tahoe repeal the paid parking program consisting of ordinance numbers 1049, 1051 and 1054, which repeal shall be effective Aug. 31, 2014?”

South Lake Tahoe Zone of Benefit, Library Special Tax: “To replace the previous voter-approved expiring library special tax, shall El Dorado County levy the amount of $20 annually per parcel (with annual inflation adjustment not to exceed 3 percent) within County Service Area No. 10 South Lake Tahoe Zone of Benefit, Zone F, for 12 years commencing in fiscal year 2015-16, to preserve continued funding for library services, hours and operations and help avoid library closure?”

Fallen Leaf Lake, Measure A: “To continue current level of emergency medical and fire protection services, shall existing Fire Special Tax, set annually by the CSD Board, not to exceed $660 per unit, subject to maximum inflation adjustment of 1.5 percent per year, established as: Unimproved 0.5 unit; improved 1.0 unit; Stanford Sierra Camp 40 units; and shall annual appropriations limit be extended four years to allow for expenditure of these and any subvention funds received from El Dorado County?”


Seven potential candidates are considering a run for El Dorado County District 5 Supervisor with three more days to file for the June 3 primary election.

The window to file opened Feb. 10 and closes at 5 p.m. Friday.

Only two candidates have been certified to the ballot as of Tuesday, Kevin Brown and Geraldine Grego.

Five other potential candidates have pulled the paperwork needed to run for the office. They include Kenneth Curtzwiler, Sue Novasel, Teresa Piper, Angela Swanson and Michelle Sweeney.

District 5 covers southeast El Dorado County, stretching from South Lake Tahoe to Pollock Pines. District 5 Supervisor Norma Santiago cannot run for reelection after three terms in office.

There are nine potential candidates for District 4 Supervisor. That district covers the county’s northern half and is represented by Ron Briggs, who also cannot run for another term as supervisor.

Only Michael Jon Pettibone is certified to the ballot for District 4. Other potential candidates who have pulled paperwork include Scott McNeil, Tim Palmer, Lori Parlin, Howard Penn, Winston Pingrey, Michael Ranalli and David Souza.

In each of the county supervisor primaries the two candidates getting the most votes will advance to the general election.

Other county offices up for election this year include five superior court judge positions, county superintendent of schools, assessor, auditor-controller, district attorney, sheriff, recorder-clerk, surveyor and treasurer-tax collector.

Incumbent Superior Court Judges Suzanne Kingsbury and Steven Bailey in South Lake Tahoe are both certified to run for re-election and face no challengers as of Tuesday.

Incumbent Vern Pierson is the only potential candidate listed for district attorney as of Tuesday, but has not been certified to the ballot.

Incumbent Jeremy Meyers is certified to the ballot for county superintendent of schools and faces no challengers. The same is true for Sheriff John D’Agostini and Surveyor Rich Briner, both incumbents.

William Schultz, the incumbent recorder-clerk, is certified to the ballot and faces a potential challenger in Chris Amaral.

Ron Briggs and C.L. Raffety are two potential candidates for treasurer-tax collector and Joe Harn and Michael Owen are two potential candidates for auditor-controller as of Tuesday.


South Lake Tahoe holds a municipal election in November. Openings include three seats on the City Council as well as the city clerk and city treasurer. Those candidate filings are handled by the city clerk and the window to file does not open until Monday, July 14.

A ballot measure in the June 3 primary will ask voters in South Lake Tahoe if they want to repeal parts of the city’s paid parking program.

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