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The Region Builders initiative is a scam

Another El Dorado initiative was recently filed by Region Builders, a Sacramento-based commercial developers group. A goal of Region Builders is to lower road improvement fees for their commercial development projects. We all pay state gasoline and fuel taxes. Every year, the “State” returns $9 million of these funds to El Dorado County for local […]

No Comment / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Utter nonsense

EDITOR: Village Life’s coverage of last week’s town hall meeting reflects the reasons why I resigned from EDH APAC (last) week. APAC and the county have demonstrated ignorance, prejudice and denial of factual reality that can easily be checked by anyone. One point is that the Mather Master Plan reduces the airport’s cargo capacity, with the single […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Dirty truth about disposable diapers

EDITOR: Have you ever thought about the impact that disposable diapers have on the environment? Every day we make choices that have some impact on the environment. One very common choice that families make is to use disposable diapers. But, the concern scientists have is what happens to a disposable diaper once it’s served its […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

BS Alliance

The Business Alliance in El Dorado County is made up of the El Dorado Builder’s Exchange, the El Dorado County Association of Realtors and the Chamber of Commerce. They claim their goal is to “engage and inform” the public. Thus, I am floored by the arrogance of the assertions made in their latest newsletter, beginning […]

No Comment / March 30, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Where will the water come from?

EDITOR An informational inundation is taking place regarding potential land development in our beloved El Dorado Hills and surrounding communities. Issues of greater traffic, loss of trees, and increased crime are legitimate concerns in any community, especially when populations increase. These issues will pale in comparison to the potential problem of a water shortage. Recently […]

1 Comment / March 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Sign the petitions

EDITOR: Don’t know if you are aware of a grassroots effort by the Shingle Springs Community Alliance (headed by Lori Parlin) to get three initiatives on the November ballot in El Dorado County. We are attempting to get control from the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and developers in El Dorado County back to […]

No Comment / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Driving Speed

EDITOR: Residents driving through St. Andrew’s Village, please slow down. Remember our streets are narrow and there are no sidewalks. We all must share the road: bicycles, dog walkers, strollers, students and older walkers. Surely the consequences of too much speed do not outweigh the few minutes of time that might be saved. MARIAN CIAS […]

No Comment / March 06, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »