Letter to the Editor

Taxpayers Association wants department heads to remain elected

EDITOR: On Jan. 9 at the regular meeting of the Taxpayers Association of El Dorado County the Board of Directors passed the following resolution: “This association believes that the seven elected county department heads provide a most efficient form of governance and management. Eliminating or combining any of these elected positions will decrease the power […]

January 25, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

EID employee costs far higher than claimed

EDITOR: In the El Dorado Irrigation District’s January newsletter to its 40,000 ratepayers and in a “My Turn” article in this newspaper, General Manager Jim Abercrombie asserts, “(EID’s) average personnel expense increase of 0.5 percent per year since 2010 is extraordinary, particularly since it has been achieved in the face of sharp, ongoing increases in […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Russian to conclusions

EDITOR: Fake news sites like the New York Times have been hyperventilating about Russia “hacking” the recent presidential election. I think it’s worth reviewing recent history. Syria has been torn by civil war since 2011. President Obama, in continuation of President George W. Bush’s foreign policy bent, made it clear that American policy was against […]

January 04, 2017 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

The 2008 financial collapse’s backstory

EDITOR: Let me outline the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 background and its major purpose. The premise was that community banks were not making loans to people of color in their own communities and the government thought this to be unfair. Personally, I believe that problem existed. The act forced the banks to make loans […]

December 28, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Courage is facing the issue

EDITOR: Reading the article by George Runner in your Nov. 30 issue reminded me that we humans often confuse our feelings, gossip and wishful thinking with actual information and evidence based facts. Mr. Runner began his article with a story that was told to him by an unnamed friend who was told the story by his […]

December 14, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

The Leftism is in remission and we are going home

EDITOR: The Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills is sending its militia/supporters home. We got together in 2010 to protect the Constitution of the United States because we knew our basic constitutional freedoms were under assault. We watched helplessly as President Obama moved the Affordable Care Act and its 28,000 pages of text, regulations […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

EID fiscal irresponsibility

EDITOR: El Dorado Irrigation District rates have more than doubled in the last seven years yet EID management wants board approval to continue gouging its ratepayers and increase 2017-18 rates fully 30 times the 0.3 percent increase in 2016-17 Social Security payments. EID management’s proposed 2017-18 operating budget includes median $131,000 per employee compensation with benefits […]

November 30, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

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