Supervisor District 2


District 2 includes the communities of Alta Sierra, Lake of the Pines, and the unincorporated areas along Highway 49.

Supervisor Ed Scofield

District 2 is represented by Supervisor Ed Scofield, who started his fourth four-year term as supervisor in January 2021. Ed was elected to serve his first term from 2009 to 2012. He served as vice chair in 2010 and chair in 2011. In 2012, Supervisor Scofield was elected to another four-year term and served as chair again in 2015. In 2017, he was elected for another four-year term through 2020 and was selected to serve as the vice chair. Ed is serving as vice chair of the board once again in 2022.

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Supervisor Scofield's Priorities

Each year, the Board of Supervisors adopts a set of objectives to guide county operations, programs, and services. Learn more about Supervisor Scofield's work on these and other priorities below.

Greater Higgins Area Plan

Greater Higgins Area PlanThe Area Plan will provide objectives and recommendations to guide the area’s future development, access to housing, community character, and recreational opportunities. The Plan focuses on areas where future development can be focused and which may have potential for more compact residential and commercial development.

Learn more:

  • Greater Higgins Area Plan website
  • I helped secure approval of new Holiday Market at Higgins Corner and improvements to Combie Road.
  • I continue to advocate for and support priorities on Combie Road, including a sidewalk.
  • I have accomplished a lot through the Highway 49 Safety Committee on the Nevada County Transportation Commission, including advocating for the Highway 49 Corridor Improvement Project and advancing many of the smaller projects that have taken place on Highway 49 in the northern end of my district.


Emergency Preparedness

Ready Nevada County logoLead the community in all-hazards planning, preparedness, response, and recovery with a focus on wildfire; engage residents in emergency preparedness; create more defensible space around properties and roadways; and mitigate the impact of Public Safety Power Shutoff events.

Learn more:

  • I supported the South County Shaded Fuel Break between Alta Sierra and Lake of the Pines.
  • I have participated in many community meetings on defensible space and emergency evacuation routes.
  • I supported the fire drill exercises that were conducted in Alta Sierra and Lake of the Pines in 2018 and 2019.


Cannabis Control and Regulations

Cannabis Control and RegulationsWork in partnership with the community to permit and maintain a safe and environmentally responsible cannabis industry. Cannabis Policy & Compliance helps maintain and improve the quality of the community by administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of cannabis codes and ordinances enacted by the board of supervisors.

Learn more:

  • My focus continues to be on the need for increased enforcement.
  • I support making the permit process as flexible and easy as possible, as well as permitting other aspects of the cannabis industry (aside from cultivation - e.g., distribution) that may have less impact on neighbors.
  • I am very concerned about illegal grows and the impacts they have on neighbors.


Broadband Access

Board ObjectivesEquitably expand broadband to support economic development, distance-learning, telework, telemedicine, and general quality of life for all residents by championing the implementation of Nevada County Broadband Strategy Plan policies and last-mile infrastructure projects.

Learn more:

  • I addressed the 12/16/21 California Public Utilities Commission in support of two Nevada County broadband projects, which ended up being approved and receiving over $8 million in state funding! These two projects will bring internet to 527 households in our county.
  • I support finding ways to create or encourage provider competition so that customers have a choice.
  • Read our Nevada County Broadband Strategy 

District 2 News

  1. Housing Video Premiere at Lone Oak_NewsFlash

    Nevada County Creates More Affordable Housing in 2021 with More to Come

    District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apartments in Penn Valley. The update consisted of the premiere of a film featuring Lone Oak resident Nadean Cain. Learn More
  2. MicroBiz Grants

    Support for Local Microbusinesses: Nevada County Will Open Microbusiness Grants on February 23rd

    Microbusinesses in Nevada County may be eligible for $2,500 in grant funding. Applications will be open Friday, February 23rd at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, March 25th at 5:00 p.m. Learn More
  3. 2022 PIT Count - NewsFlash

    Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for February 24th

    Point-in-time (PIT) counts are required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive federal funding to address homelessness. Results will be posted to BetterTogetherNevadaCounty.org once available. Learn More
  4. COVID-19 NewsFlash (8)

    Health Officer Replaces Local Masking Requirements to a Masking Recommendation Effective Wednesday

    As the local masking order is rescinded, it is still highly recommended that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a high-quality mask while in public spaces. Learn More
  5. 211 Connecting Point graphic_NewsFlash
  6. Volunteers Help Load Firewood 1.2.2022

    Firewood Available for Residents without Power

    Nevada County has firewood pick-up locations across Nevada City and Grass Valley to make firewood available to residents without power. Learn More
  7. Storm Recovery Fee Waivers and Priority Permitting

    Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

    Residents with storm damage repairs will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through the Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) for serious repairs needed following the December 27, 2021 winter storm. Learn More
  8. Notice of Availability Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments Idaho-Maryland Mine.

    Notice of Availability of Idaho-Maryland Mine Draft EIR & Public Meeting to Provide Comments

    Notice is hereby given that a 60-day review period has begun to provide interested individuals an opportunity to review & respond to the adequacy of the draft environmental impact report prepared for that project known as the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project. Learn More
  9. COVID-19 NewsFlash (8)

    Health Officer Replaces Local Masking Requirements to a Masking Recommendation Effective Wednesday

    As the local masking order is rescinded, it is still highly recommended that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a high-quality mask while in public spaces. Learn More
  10. MicroBiz Grants

    Support for Local Microbusinesses: Nevada County Will Open Microbusiness Grants on February 23rd

    Microbusinesses in Nevada County may be eligible for $2,500 in grant funding. Applications will be open Friday, February 23rd at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, March 25th at 5:00 p.m. Learn More
  11. 2022 PIT Count - NewsFlash

    Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for February 24th

    Point-in-time (PIT) counts are required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive federal funding to address homelessness. Results will be posted to BetterTogetherNevadaCounty.org once available. Learn More