Re-Elect Shiva Frentzen
for El Dorado County Supervisor District II

Vote to Re-Elect Shiva Frentzen for Supervisor in June 2016

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5/23/2016 - Sacramento Bee picks Shiva Frentzen for District 2
Frentzen fought her way into office in a 2014 special election to replace former Supervisor Ray Nutting. She ran on a message of slow-growth and, to her credit, has largely kept her word, voting against projects that would add nothing but more subdivisions. If re-elected, the fiscally minded Cameron Park resident vows to do more of the same and diversify the county's economy by attracting commerce. Continue Reading...


5/13/2016 - Mountain Democrat picks Shiva Frentzen for District 2
... Shiva is also firm in her belief that El Dorado County must live within its means and she's continually pushed for better budget planning and accurate projections so our county supervisors have a complete picture before they make weighty financial decisions. In these days of skyrocketing personnel costs, unfunded mandates and crumbling infrastructure, solid budget planning couldn't be more important. We support Shiva's efforts thus far and want to see her continue this hard work over the next four years. She has earned our endorsement for District 2 supervisor. Continue Reading...


6/3/2016 - Four more years for Frentzen
She really does have the interest of the taxpayer at heart, as was shown at the supervisors' May 3 meeting. In response to an agenda item presented by the El Dorado County Development Agency for a consolidated county fee schedule, resulting in many fee increases throughout the county, a motion was made by Supervisor Frentzen to deny staff's recommendation, maintain the existing fee structure and direct staff to return in three months with an analysis on efficiencies and service improvement. Her motion was unfortunately denied in a 3-2 vote. Continue Reading...


5/30/2016 - Shiva is the right choice
Shiva understands what an important role forests play in El Dorado County, and has made a concerted effort to understand forest practices and policy. As we begin to address the bark beetle infestation that will be with us for the next few years, we need someone who strives to understand the root cause of the problem and advocate for a healthier forest. Please join me in supporting Shiva Frentzen for District 2 supervisor. Continue Reading...


5/23/2016 - Thank you Supervisor Frentzen
The writing on the wall would discourage members of the "old boy network" from running for this office. Sadly, a member of this club is trying to unseat Shiva Frentzen, the current District 2 supervisor. She has done a good job of representing the interests of her constituents. She has been the lone, reliable and responsible voice on the board. She carries out her responsibilities with a good-natured attitude and is a good model for the rest of the board. Vote for Shiva. Get a yard sign to show your appreciation. We need more like her. Continue Reading...


5/20/2016 - Political dishonesty
... Whatever our supervisors are doing up there in the big chairs, they are not being honest with us and they are counting on residents to not be aware of it. Glossy ads against local Measures E and G proudly display big-developer backing and the false claims are obvious. The fox is pretending to protect the henhouse and four of our five supervisors are assisting. Vote wisely and get Supervisor Frentzen some help in there while there is still something left of our county to protect. Continue Reading...


5/18/2016 - Misplaced priorities
... In fact, Supervisor Frentzen has pushed the Board of Supervisors to allocate an additional $2 million for road maintenance but not at the expense of maintaining the highest possible state of readiness of our safety and emergency services. This is just one big reason that Supervisor Frentzen has the support of firefighters throughout District 2 and why most recently the El Dorado County Probation Officers Association has endorsed her. In their endorsement EDCPOA President Gary Romanko called Supervisor Frentzen "a great asset and competent leader in the community" and went on to say, "The EDCPOA believes you hold a strong knowledge of the evolving changes in the realm of public safety ... Your experience, leadership, professionalism and vision will continue to benefit the community for years to come." Well said, Officer Romanko. I heartily agree. Continue Reading...


5/16/2016 - Vote For Shiva
Shiva has worked for a balanced budget, supported senior programs, voted to fund road repairs, supports our county General Plan for controlled growth, voted to reduce TIM fees and building permit costs and supports our fire and safety programs, including our Sheriff's Department. We need more like Shiva on our Board of Supervisors so I ask that you cast your vote for Shiva Frentzen in the upcoming election. Continue Reading...


5/11/2016 - So you want specifics?
... Laughably, Hessing and McLaughlin run off a litany of glowing catch phrases about their candidate without listing a single thing that he has accomplished for the residents of District 2. As for specific accomplishments of Supervisor Frentzen during her 17 months in office, here is a sampling: Pushed for the Board of Supervisors to bring forward a structurally balanced budget with proper funding for capital improvement projects, assets for unfunded liabilities and a larger rainy day fund with a five-year projection. Had staff prepare a detailed report of District 2 road conditions and a timeframe for future maintenance in order to advocate for priority funding. (PVFA turnout, December 2015/January 2016). Continue Reading...


5/9/2016 - Support Frentzen for District 2 supervisor
In September 2014 a special election was held for the seat of the District 2 supervisor. Shiva Frentzen was elected to that seat and is up for re-election. She is running with a campaign motto of "Plan Within Our Limits", which means a dedication to her constituents for responsible growth based on impacts to our communities. In the last 18 months she has proven her integrity and commitment to her constituents by meeting with, listening to and taking action in support of the folks she represents in District 2. Continue Reading...


5/2/2016 - The Balancing Act: The reckoning
... Within the workshop and proposed budget were some Board of Supervisors platitudes in the form of budget policies like no new positions unless funding is identified or a significant need established. But the board wants that new sales job (all except Supervisor Shiva Frentzen) for a $150,000 public information officer, which, in the political world, is known as a "spin doctor." The other policy was no growth of non-salary/benefit operating expenses .... Only Supervisor Frentzen recognized the real elephant in the room - the annual revenue short fall of $4 million to $7 million - the difference between revenue growth and salary/benefit growth. No other board member said a word about it or wanted to discuss it and the county administrative staff acted oblivious. Continue Reading...


4/29/2016 - We support Shiva Frentzen
The Shingle Springs Community Alliance Core Committee endorses Shiva Frentzen in her re-election bid for District 2 county supervisor. Shiva's values align with ours and her voting record reflects that. Shiva consistently questions the status quo at Board of Supervisors meetings and votes with the interests of the community in mind. Continue Reading...


4/27/2016 - Firefighters support Shiva
The Pioneer Professional Firefighters Local 4586 endorse Shiva Frentzen for District 2. During her time in office, Shiva has attended many community and Fire Department Functions in southern El Dorado County. On many occasions she has stepped up to assist the community and the fire department with financial, political and enforcement issues. We have seen real concern for the public safety issues we face on a daily basis in our community. Continue Reading...


4/21/2016 - The Balancing Act: Selling county government
.... Now with our county roads falling apart, the Board of Supervisors last month, by 3-2 vote, ended General Fund contribution to road maintenance with Supervisors Brian Veerkamp, Sue Novasel and Michael Ranalli voting no against Shiva Frentzen's motion to reinstate such funding (for a second time). The same gang of three supervisors also voted down (again for the second time) the policy of requiring of the CAO to prepare five-year budget projections. Supervisors Veerkamp, Novasel and Ron Mikulaco in a more recent vote on March 22 voted 3-2 to raise county fees (taxes) by about a million dollars annually (Frentzen and Ranalli voted no). However, after the vote, Mikulaco claims he voted no on the fees and the resolution and the meeting's minutes have yet to be sign by the chairman of the board, who happens to be Mikulaco. The clerk of the Board of Supervisors watched the video over and over again and says it sure looks like it was a 3-2 vote for increasing the fees. I agree as I watched the video several times. There will be more to come on this. Continue Reading...


4/18/2016 - Dollar General vote disappointing
At the April 5 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting, the majority of the board made a mockery of justice and due process. Despite hours of testimony and written evidence by experts that unequivocally proved the necessity to uphold the appeal, Supervisors Ranalli, Veerkamp, Novasel and Mikulaco each voted in favor of the Dollar General Store. Supervisor Frentzen was the only board member who voted to side with the public against this project, which fails to comply with requirements of design review and which unquestionably requires an environmental impact report. Continue Reading...


4/15/2016 - Support Shiva Frentzen
I have worked with District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen on several community related matters since I first met her more than 10 years ago. As a long-time resident of El Dorado County, she has proven herself to be a true business and civic leader. During her two terms as director for the Cameron Park Community Services District Shiva fought tirelessly for safe parks, senior programs and public safety. Now, as an El Dorado County supervisor she is leading the charge for orderly growth to protect our quality of life and preserve the rural character of El Dorado County. Continue Reading...


4/6/2016 - Support Shiva Frentzen for supervisor
I wholeheartedly endorse Shiva Frentzen for re-election. Shiva has done an excellent job in serving our county and representing District 2. She has also been very proactive in meeting with her constituents and listening to their concerns. We have been extremely happy with how Shiva has taken a great interest in our community of Grizzly Flats (and the rest of South County), participated in our events, represented us fairly and provided support to us. Continue Reading...


3/21/2016 - The Balancing Act: Leading us down the wrong (unmaintained) road
... With the exception of Supervisor Shiva Frentzen and to some extent Supervisor Ron Mikulaco, the El Dorado Count Board of Supervisors hasn't a fiscal clue as demonstrated by what was said at the Feb. 23 meeting during the mid-year budget report ... Supervisor Sue Novasel chimed in with respect to Supervisor Frentzen's motion for a five-year budget projection and a $2 million transfer of General Fund money to road maintenance. "I agree with Supervisor Frentzen that we have to keep our infrastructure going. That should be (our) No. 1 one goal," Novasel said. "Those two are huge and I realize and I do agree with you Michael (Ranalli) that we really need to take a look at the whole budget. But, that being said, I would also really like to see an increase, (at) least $2 million, maybe $3 million in our roads when we get there. Again I will again thank Supervisor Frentzen for bringing up the five-year projection." Novasel voted against Frentzen's motion for budget projections later just as she didn't support it at the budget meeting last September ... Frentzen at the Feb. 23 meeting made a motion for five-year budget projections to start again and for a transfer of $2 million to the Road Fund. Mr. Kick the Can (Ranalli) said, "I'm supportive of the items but I am not gonna support the motion at this time. I think when it comes to forecasting, certainly there are some items that need to be looked at in five years." Contrary to his statement, the record shows Ranalli didn't support Frentzen's motion of continuing five-year budget projections last September. First Ranalli votes against the idea of five-year budget projections and then uses not having the budget projections as an excuse for not using General Fund money for road maintenance - circular logic and fiscal malpractice ... Frentzen's motion to provide the Board of Supervisors with a five-year budget projection and to provide the Road Fund with $2 million in General Fund money was seconded by Mikulaco. With two yes votes from Frentzen and Mik and three no votes from Veerkamp, Novasel and Ranalli the motion is given the kiss of death. Continue Reading...


2/10/2016 - Board majority sell-out
On Dec. 15 four members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors voted to gut our General Plan and vastly increase the density of zoning in rural areas. In doing so Supervisors Ron Mikulaco, Brian Veerkamp, Michael Ranalli and Sue Novasel violated the California Environmental Quality Act by approving targeted General Plan amendments and Zoning Ordinance updates that use a shoddy environmental impact report and hiding behind a legally inadequate statement of overriding considerations. Only Supervisor Shiva Frentzen stood with the people against the developers. Continue Reading...


11/9/2015 - Something to be really thankful for
I want to thank everyone involved in bringing the El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program to the Cameron Park Community Center on Mondays and Fridays. This program will be a huge benefit to seniors and is a welcome addition to senior activities in the Cameron Park, Shingle Springs and Rescue areas. Everyone who has been actively involved has gone above and beyond what could be expected. I want to thank all of the volunteers who are stepping up and working hard to serve (literally) the senior community and the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors for approving this program. I would like to especially thank District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen for spearheading this program from the very start. Continue Reading...


9/25/2015 - Council thankful for support
The Mature Leadership Council of Cameron Park had the great honor of being presented a proclamation and a certificate by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 15. We would like to thank the entire Board of Supervisors for this honor. We are flattered to be recognized by the supervisors and we appreciate their acknowledgement of our volunteer service. We would like to give a special thank you to Supervisor Shiva Frentzen for recommending that the Board of Supervisors bestow this recognition on the Mature Leadership Council. Continue Reading...


6/24/2015 - Board flunks budget test
On June 4 I watched again as the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors succumbed to the ease of the expedient and passed a preliminary budget that does nothing to address the immediate or long-term fiscal woes of the county. At the end of three days of budget hearings the consensus seemed to be: Let’s just pass something. It may not be what is best for El Dorado County. It may not even be a good thing (it is not a good thing) but we have to do something to “move the process forward.” That is what legislative bodies do. They vote on things and pass them, because that means they are doing their job, or so they think. There is tragically very little clear thinking on the board. District 2 Supervisor Shiva Frentzen was the only one to repeatedly point out that this new budget does nothing to stem the hemorrhaging of red ink spilling out of the county each month. She was also the only one to ask specifically what increase in services have the residents of El Dorado County accrued from the $15 million increase in net county cost from fiscal year 2011-12 to fiscal year 2015-16. Continue Reading...


6/1/2015 - The balancing act: The Veerkamp deficit
... The 15 percent raise, with the hiring being responsible for about 75 percent of the accumulated $38 million jump in new salaries attributable to the growth in the county bureaucracy. Law enforcement hiring is near zero. While Supervisor Shiva Frentzen back in September asked for an analysis of this new hiring, Supervisor Brian Veerkamp did not support her motion. The current budget that was set by the previous BOS with only three votes is bleeding about $1.3 million a month. Supervisor Veerkamp is the only remaining BOS member that voted yes. Both Supervisor Frentzen and Mikulaco voted no to the current hemorrhaging budget, which now becomes the Veerkamp budget. Continue Reading...


5/29/2015 - Shiva supports seniors
I endorse and support Shiva Frantzen for District 2 Supervisor. She is doing an outstanding job of delving into the details of our county budget problems and is not afraid to make her position clear and vote against wasteful spending. Shiva told me this morning "I wholeheartedly support our senior programs" and went on to say that she will fight to save these valuable programs. She consistently asks the thoughtful probing questions and makes it clear where she stands. Lets all support her in the next election and keep this excellent BOS member in place. Continue Reading...


5/6/2015 - Ad Hoc Budget Committee's purpose?
On Sept. 30, 2014 the Ad Hoc Budget Committee was formed to address a serious budget shortfall of about $18 million. The committee had two open volunteer positions from outside the government. In the hope of learning how the system works, I applied and was accepted as a committee member .... The CAO working with staff appears to dictate what the budget will be. Per the CAO, the elected BOS only deals with policy issues, not the specific issues that deal with the budget crisis. Pamela made it clear on the April 28 review that she has the duty to recommend an annual budget. The one proposed is $10 million short and reduces some senior programs that no supervisors want cut. On top of that, she basically said to the BOS, stay out of my sand box. She will present a budget on June 30, which we already know will carry the deficit over until the 2016-17 budget and beyond. Shiva Frentzen is not happy with the lack of cooperation. Continue Reading...


5/4/2015 - The balancing act: Pamela's war on seniors
... the BOS created an ad hoc budget committee comprising Veerkamp, Supervisor Shiva Frentzen and other county officials ... Supervisor Frentzen, who so desperately wanted to analyze the last three years of county hiring, was totally shut out by Veerkamp and the CAO. Paul Freeman was disappointed, to say the least, and has become fearful for the taxpayers of this county, especially seniors. The CAO fiddles and the BOS majority (i.e. excluding Mikulaco and Frentzen) is enjoying the music, while EDC bank accounts burn to the ground ... Knorr knows the BOS will not be up to speed and not understand what she is proposing. Supervisor Frentzen made a remark to that effect ... At the April 28 BOS meeting, Supervisors Frentzen and Mikulaco appeared upset with the budget process, especially when CAO Knorr tried to usurp the BOS power by reciting El Dorado County Charter section 304C ... Both Supervisors Mikulaco and Frentzen voted against the current budget. Continue Reading...


4/20/2015 - The balancing act: The elephant in the room
... Only Supervisors Frentzen and Mikulaco apparently can see, as said by Mikulaco, the elephant in the room ... When BOS member Frentzen recently asked for analysis of that new hiring for the last three years or so by the county, the rest of the BOS gave her no support. Too bad for the county. Continue Reading...


3/23/2015 - The balancing act: How to balance the budget
... At the Feb. 24 BOS meeting that lasted until well past 9 p.m., Supervisor Shiva Frentzen wanted an analysis by the CAO's Office of the recent hiring. Although Supervisors Novasel and Veerkamp paid some lip service to the Frentzen proposal, the Frentzen motion didn't get a second, and no vote was taken by the BOS for such a proposal. It never saw the light of day. The result was that the BOS voted for an across-the-board 6.25 percent budget reduction, which appeared to the BOS as the most palatable proposal brought to the BOS by the CAO ... The public should know that the vote to accept the county budget back in September was 3-2, with Mikulaco and Frentzen voting no and Briggs, Santiago and Veerkamp voting yes. As to the across-the-board cut direction given to the CAO, while Frentzen wanted an analysis of new hires that the BOS paid lip service to, they did reject it ... Continue Reading...


10/10/2014 - The balancing act: The budget debacle
... It was an item that dated from June 2013 that the Chief Administrative Office and the CDA handled more like the Three Stooges with no insult to the Stooges intended (See Sept. 22 Balancing Act). There will be an investigation to find the mistakes made, by who and why. Even our CAO, who signed the purchase order, made a $30,000 mistake on the purchase price (she doubled the sales tax), which did get corrected during the Sept. 23 Board of Supervisors meeting. At the same meeting, unfortunately the overall El Dorado County budget was approved on a 3-2 vote with a huge deficit. Mikulaco and Supervisor Shiva Frentzen voted no. Continue Reading...


9/22/2014 - The balancing act: Is it incompetence or arrogance?
... When our new and very perceptive Supervisor, Shiva Frentzen, asked the CFA what benefit did we get from all these new employees, Schwartz replied that we have a new senior day care center. I was advised that this new center employs about two people. So where were all these new people absorbed? Continue Reading...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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