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You can’t trust the process

EDITOR: The county’s approval of high-density apartments in Town Center (Nov. 4) was a slap in the face to El Dorado Hills residents. Loss of county revenues and jobs potential were not enough to stop the supervisors in their mission to approve it. With zero discussion they chose to overrule the Planning Commission recommendations, disregard the […]

Comments Off / November 16, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Thank you

EDITOR: Both Colleen and I are humbled and grateful for the encouragement we have received over the past year. Thank you to all the supporters of El Dorado County and voters in District 4. I couldn’t have done it without you. This race was never about Michael Ranalli. This election was about changing the way […]

Comments Off / November 12, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / October 30, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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 […]

1 Comment / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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 […]

2 Comments / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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 […]

8 Comments / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »