About Steve Ferry
My name is Steve Ferry and my wife, Beth and I moved from San Jose to El Dorado Hills (EDH) in 2000. Our son Mark and his wife Amie live in EDH while our other son Chuck and his wife Anna live in Shingle Springs. Our 5 grandchildren grew up here participating in EDHCSD parks and recreation programs. I had been a soccer and baseball coach for 7 years in San Jose.
We built a mortgage banking business, retired, and when we moved to EDH I joined Folsom Lake Realty as a broker. Beth and I wrote the Housing and Land Use Elements of the General Plan, the Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update and I led the effort to bring Proposition 90 to EDC. We lobbied the EDUHSD Board to allow bussed students to attend either Ponderosa or Union Mine.
“Cityhood” is the most critical issue for EDH residents. El Dorado County (EDC) has assigned 4,073 units of new housing to EDH while the other four districts can divvy up the remaining 921 units. Not Fair! Our EDH Citizens for Cityhood brought the idea of creating a city to the EDHCSD in January of 2020. Motivating our CSD to complete the new city they started will enable us to more effectively fight for better distribution of housing units as well as getting our fair share of the tax base from EDC. Other projects include a new Senior Center, Soccer Fields and Sand Pit Volley Ball Courts.
Transparency cannot be stressed enough. The EDHCSD has been sued on at least two occasions, Austin vs EDC (includes our CSD) and Heritage vs EDHCSD where, I believe, the EDHCSD made significant errors. The EDHCSD carries $5.8 million on its books to pay the Austin and other claims. About 1,200 of our EDH citizens will likely receive more than $20,000 each because EDC & EDHCSD didn’t file paperwork. Has the CSD notified these homeowners of their potential claims?
We love the trails that we walk daily and we love our church. Beth and I were here when Lakehills Church, now District Church was built and we love watching all the small children walk into the Gold Mine to attend Sunday school. Also, Town Center and all it offers reminds me of my home town of Balboa Island. Great place to walk, eat, shop, and get some yogurt at Yogaberries!
Thanks for your VOTE. I look forward to serving you!!
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