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About Measure E

EDITOR: Mr. Ferry wrote a good letter on the shortcomings and problems with Measure E. What he didn’t touch on is what caused it. Initiatives are often a bit of a ham-handed, meat-ax approach to governing. Well-thought out planning that has the support of the people is much better. But when you have supervisors who act […]

1 Comment / August 03, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Measure E, the future

EDITOR: Sue Taylor did a nice thank you letter to the folks who voted for Measure E. What she omitted was, “What is Measure E going to look like in a few weeks/months/years?” Let’s remember a few historical facts here. Sue and her group sued the county over the apartments in Town Center. She won. […]

2 Comments / July 25, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID needs new board members

EDITOR: In El Dorado Irrigation District Director Greg Prada’s rejection of EID’s annual audit he committed two violations of reason. First, he pulled out fragments of data, embellished some and reached conclusions inconsistent with the audit’s financial results. Then he insisted the audit needed to break out certain detailed data by enterprise instead of summarizing overall […]

1 Comment / July 11, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Jefferson movement and the Brits

EDITOR: It didn’t take long for many of us to recognize the parallels between the Brit’s win for independence from the European Union and the efforts to separate from the state of California, by residents in 21 northern, rural counties. Brits, like Jefferson supporters, feel they have been over-regulated, lost their economic freedom and independence. It […]

1 Comment / July 06, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Do gays make schools unsafe?

EDITOR: In your June 15 issue of Village Life you published an op-ed by Dr. John Jackson of William Jessup University. He complained that a new state law in order to receive taxpayer funding might require their facility to be open to gay and lesbian students. His reason: “Students choose faith-based universities to find a place […]

1 Comment / June 29, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Summer’s better when we save energy together

EDITOR: The sun is shining, the kids are out of school and the air conditioner is running. Higher temperatures can also mean higher energy use. PG&E wants our customers to know we are here to help them make smarter energy choices and manage their energy costs. There is a variety of ways we can help. Here […]

Comments Off / June 27, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Chairman Mikulaco has to go

EDITOR: I recently attended a county budget hearing at the Board of Supervisors chambers. Given the county is on its fourth Chief Administrative Officer in just a few years, I thought the hearing went relatively well. It was a positive start, giving the board members and the public an open forum into the budget process. The […]

Comments Off / June 22, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »