Michelle Smira Brattmiller is the principal of MMS Strategies, a Sacramento-based consulting firm specializing in government relations, public affairs and project management. Smira Brattmiller has more than 15 years experience working on large-scale development projects, public-sector projects and management of Fortune 500 contracts.
Election day saw the defeat of measures M, N and O in El Dorado County. These highly charged measures were opposed by a broad coalition of farmers, business owners and civic leaders who believed these initiatives would diminish local control and restrict development decisions to bureaucrats outside El Dorado County. Although the measures were soundly defeated, the question remains, what happens now?