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Guy Gertsch stands tall, ready to keep working

Guy Gertsch

Guy Gertsch seeks a second term on the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors to retain the fiscal sanity his board brought to a district that lacked financial leadership and was “spending frivolously on processes and procedures,” he said. There were “too many consultants, too much travel, too many colors,” he said, […]

27 Comments / October 22, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Hammond addresses past trouble

Chuck Hammond

Former Fairfield mayor and current El Dorado Hills Community Services District board candidate Chuck Hammond’s opponents have been polite, to date, about the allegations and investigations that resulted in four Fair Political Practice Commission violations while he served the city of Fairfield. Accusations of influence peddling and financial improprieties dogged Hammond’s tenure on the Fairfield […]

19 Comments / October 22, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Huber reflects on time in Assembly

Alyson Huber and Tony Mansour

Assemblywoman Alyson Huber recently reflected on the highs and lows of four whirlwind years in state politics that ends on Dec. 6. A mix of liberal and conservative supporters turned out on Oct. 1 for a farewell reception hosted by Tony Mansour, Kevin Nagle, The Parker Development Company and the El Dorado Hills Chamber of […]

1 Comment / October 17, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire board incumbents cite accomplishments

El Dorado Hills Fire Board incumbents John Hidahl and Jim Hartley are running for reelection on a track record of budget balancing, fire house building and prudent fiscal policy making that they say have created one of the top emergency response agencies in the state. Hidahl brings 28 years of board service stretching back to […]

No Comment / October 15, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Noelle Mattock ready to roll in second term

Noelle Mattock

A self-described “policy geek,” El Dorado Hills Community Services District board member Noelle Mattock asserts that her job as a legislative analyst provides a valuable window into what’s going on in Sacramento. The 43-year-old running for second term said she brings a wonky ability to grasp and explain a wide range of complex legislation, be it […]

5 Comments / October 15, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire chief takes on critics

El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts has spent a lot of time defending his district lately. Last year he oversaw the district’s response to a harsh 2011 Grand Jury report. In early September he stood before the Tea Party Patriots of El Dorado Hills with a similar defense, countering a highly critical presentation by […]

No Comment / October 08, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Petersens recipe for smaller, faster, cheaper emergency response

Asking a single ambulance to cover all of El Dorado Hills is “simply not the fastest way to get sick people to hospitals,” said Craig Petersen. He and his wife Sherry are running for the two contested seats on the El Dorado Hills Fire Board. They question the ratio of 12 fire apparatus to one […]

No Comment / October 03, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »