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Editorial board does not care about EID ratepayers

EDITOR: The Mountain Democrat’s Oct. 23 endorsement of Dale Coco for director over Jake Flesher is a slap in the face to EID ratepayers. The local Placerville paper chose to endorse a candidate whose campaign is richly financed by developers, and special interests. The EIDBoard of Directors is supposed to represent the ratepayers and direct […]

No Comment / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Vote for Coco!

EDITOR: Whether you’re a farmer, rancher, businessman or resident in El Dorado County, the El Dorado Irrigation District is a big problem. I moved to the county in 1959 and have never seen such absurd choices as the board has made lately. We need new management at EID! We need solutions not slogans. Dr. Dale […]

5 Comments / October 24, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Coco is the candidate with depth

EDITOR: On Tuesday, Nov. 5, there will be an election for the EID Board of Directors for Divisions 2 and 4. As all Californians know, our history shows that water is thicker than blood. In addition to future rate hikes, there are many other factors that affect our water supply and quality. For those of […]

1 Comment / October 24, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Facts from the road

Before reading another word please understand that the El Dorado County General Plan has NO time limit, it will run as long as it takes to build the units required by the plan and by the state. El Dorado County’s state-approved growth rate is 1.03 percent. In other words, it may take 35 or more […]

1 Comment / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Choose the better candidate

This November’s El Dorado Irrigation District election involves questions of judgment and insight, not only for candidates but also for the public. The most recent example is the meaning of support of two candidates by a Political Action Committee, El Dorado County Farmers, Businesses and Homebuilders for Responsible Water Policy. The PAC member with the […]

2 Comments / October 20, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Parker Development in the EID race

EDITOR: Parker Development recently formed a new political action committee that contributed $34,000 funding to the EID director election campaigns of Richard Englefield and Dale Coco. Parker is spending big money on a small local election to ensure developers continue to receive preferential treatment at the expense of EID ratepayers. EID residential water and sewer […]

No Comment / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Voodoo math

New material in the “EID 2013″ section of sierrafoot.org includes two more issue fact checks and a direct response to the article published in mid-July by candidate Greg Prada. These updates can be reached directly through links in a “new minor updates” box on the sierrafoot.org home page. Mr. Prada’s writing presents many factual problems, but one […]

1 Comment / October 10, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »