As the El Dorado County supervisors wait on a judge's decision about the fate of one of their own, they are working on solving even more problems within county government.

With the supervisors' business on hold until early next month due to legal troubles for Supervisor Ray Nutting, Supervisor Norma Santiago says a recent survey of county employees confirms the public perception that El Dorado County government is in disarray.

"We have a toxic status quo that cannot continue," she said. 

She says the survey shows a culture of fear among employees.

"With the upcoming election and the Ray Nutting trial, we see this as an opportunity for change," she said. 

Santiago says the county has a plan to give employees a more positive and hopefully productive workplace.