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Letter to the Editor

Another Obama Administration mistake?

EDITOR We were told that the Ebola virus was not highly contagious a month ago. Our president and his administration did not take the threat to our national health seriously. While African countries stopped air traffic from West Africa, we did nothing. Now we know that Ebola is a deadly infectious disease with a 70 percent fatality […]

October 31, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged

Yes on N? No!

EDITOR: Measure N was put on the ballot by a builders group from Sacramento that wants to dictate where our local road funds are spent so (builders) don’t have to pay so much in road mitigation fees for their developments. At the May 13, 2014, El Dorado County Board of Supervisor meeting, Supervisor Brian Veerkamp stated that […]

October 29, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Measures M, N & O won’t work

EDITOR: Last week’s letter from Cheryl McDougal showed her naiveté about the local political scene. Let’s start with the people who worked so hard with the county to generate the California State required General Plan five-year update; 300 of your friends and neighbors (including me) spent endless hours working to update the General Plan to bring […]

October 29, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

NO on Proposition 46

EDITOR: To our valued patients and members of the community, I wanted to share my opinion about an important topic up for vote this election day, and to urge you to vote no on Proposition 46. As the CEO of Marshall Medical Center, I can tell you how diligently we work to make healthcare accessible […]

October 29, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

The residents and history behind ballot initiatives M and O

Since 2008, numerous El Dorado county residents have become actively involved in educating El Dorado County staff about how we want our community to look and feel. Many of us moved out of the Bay Area, Southern California and other congested areas to escape the high-density development that occurred there, along with the corresponding challenges […]

October 22, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Keep McClintock in the Congress

EDITOR: Congressman McClintock is one of the few members of Congress who consistently conducts himself according to the founding principles of our country. This has caused some voters to question his commitment to his constituents because he does not secure special favors or grants for constituents or projects in his district. We seem to have forgotten […]

October 22, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Building a resort?

EDITOR: Taj Mahal No. 2 is on its way. The old EDH Francisco Fire Station 84 is gone. A 10,000-square-foot edifice will replace it. A 2013 public meeting described a $3,000,000 building on the old site plus $1,000,000 more to outfit it. But wait, the approved 2014-15 budget announced Sept. 18 now allocates $6 million without […]

October 22, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,
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