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Road Fund facts

EDITOR: Recently there has been some accusations made that are worthy of a factual response in regards to the road fund and related resources. I have established road maintenance and infrastructure as a priority during my time on the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, contrary to accusations being made by several small groups tied […]

1 Comment / March 07, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Too soon

EDITOR: Our daughter Katherine Isabella Rivera passed away on Nov. 8, 2015. We’d like to thank the entire community for the outpouring of support you’ve shown us. On Oct. 7, 1987, Joanne Tijerino Oliva and I met our daughter, Katherine Isabella Rivera, a tiny 26-week-old precious baby girl with a featherweight of only 1 pound, 6 ounces. She […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

El Dorado County transparency

EDITOR: Regarding the “CAO contract details questioned” article, Village Life is to be praised for its efforts to bring this issue into the light. I urge you to use the California Public Records Act and any other means to verify the many assertions made by Mr. Combs, Mr. Ciccozzi , Ms. Knorr and Mr. Harn. If their statements […]

Comments Off / February 24, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Friends keep the library strong

EDITOR: Feb. 7 marked the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the El Dorado Hills Library. In relation to that event I would like to take this time to honor a special group of volunteers to which I belong — the El Dorado Hills Friends of the Library. We have 200 some members but operate on 20 […]

1 Comment / February 17, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID general manager responds

EDITOR: In the recent letter to the editor “EID board ignores ratepayers’ protests” Darwin Throne indicated that the El Dorado Irrigation District board ignored the many ratepayer protests voiced during the Jan. 11 rate hearing. The board and staff listened very carefully to the approximately 30 people who voiced their concerns at the three-hour hearing — both […]

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

EID board ignores ratepayers’ protests

EDITOR: The El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors has again shown its disdain for ratepayers by voting 3-2 for a 21 percent rate increase. Directors Alan Day and Greg Prada emphatically claimed that no rate hike was required. The board meeting was attended by many disgruntled ratepayers objecting to the increase. Directors George Osborne, Dale Coco […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID execs should not get raises

EDITOR: Having read about pay raises for the El Dorado Irrigation District’s general manager and chief counsel,and their benefits over time I say there is no way there should be such a thing. In these times, considering the costs of neglected repair/renovation to EID infrastructure and the burden of costs passed on to the citizens, […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »