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Next Economy: Tell me it isn’t so

EDITOR: On March 19 the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved melding our county’s business goals with several other counties including Sacramento, Placer, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties through a process called “Next Economy” (NE) primarily funded by Silicon Valley millionaires Jim and Becky Morgan. I believe that this was a mistake and done […]

No Comment / April 04, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

College tuition out of control

EDITOR: College tuition is out of control. Since 2000, the cost of a higher education has doubled. Today, two-thirds of students need financial aid. This is not a new issue, but the key to fixing the rising tuition is to ask questions. Why the rates are out of control? What we can do about it? […]

No Comment / March 31, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID board majority cut costs

EDITOR: Alan Day wrote strongly recently about his objections to an EID board action, accepting updates to EID’s agreement with its employees. What he didn’t say is that the updates decrease EID’s costs and did not involve merit raises. He argued that existence of merit raises was a reason to avoid the cost-cutting actions that […]

7 Comments / March 24, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Lack of LGBT support in our community

EDITOR: As an openly queer student in El Dorado Hills, I have first handedly experienced the harassment from fellow peers and community members. Understanding the fact that sexual orientation is an avoidable topic, I find it hard to locate any support throughout our community. There are many students who feel the same way and live […]

1 Comment / March 21, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Consider the 401k plan

EDITOR: I’m a resident of El Dorado Hills and a current EID customer. I have just finished reading the Letters in the March 13 edition of the Village Life regarding EID salary and pension issues. I lost my pension about nine years ago at the age of 51. My company was able to ditch their […]

No Comment / March 19, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID deal not real reform

EDITOR: This week the El Dorado Irrigation District board on a 4-1 vote, I voted against it, put in place a new agreement with the employees association. It is being touted as a big deal, big savings, real reform of EID’s health care costs, pension costs and salary costs. It isn’t. I voted against this […]

3 Comments / March 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The truth about EID compensation

EDITOR: Greg Prada’s letter to the editor (“EID passes 7 percent wage hikes”) is misinformed and wrong. Although he was present for the February 25 EID Board meeting, this self-proclaimed “ratepayer advocate” seems less interested in facts than in political spin. Mr. Prada would have readers believe that salaries are driving EID’s rates. They are […]

2 Comments / March 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »