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The interchange won’t destroy Clarksville

EDITOR:The Clarksville Region Historical Society is responding to the comments made by Sue Taylor at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 25 concerning items 70 and 72 relating to the Silva Valley interchange. Sue Taylor has every right to voice her opinion on any issue as long as her information is correct. In this […]

4 Comments / July 05, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Remember EID’s 2009 holiday greetings?

EDITOR:  As the El Dorado Irrigation District closes its first six months of 2013, an activist friend from Bass Lake asked for a copy of EID’s Dec. 17, 2009, Proposition 218 notice — the one that was overlooked in many people’s holiday mail but announced EID’s intention to raise rates 80 percent over five years. […]

1 Comment / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Don’t give us all the credit

EDITOR Your news story June 3 about how Bill Center and I influenced the slow-growth movement in the county over the last two decades was a bit exaggerated (Darth Vader, Voldemort, light sabers?) and gave us far too much credit. For the record … a group called Taxpayers for Quality Growth led the effort on the […]

No Comment / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

What about separation of church and state?

EDITOR: Although I may differ politically and socially from Sam Pierson and Todd White, I appreciate the freedom of speech that America embraces. I represent the tolerant, accepting, embracing American. Mr. White and Mr. Pierson should clearly be aware of the constitutional responsibility of separation between church and state. Simply, discussion of God, any God […]

1 Comment / June 27, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Claims simply don’t hold water

EDITOR: El Dorado Irrigation District customers should be aware of two items of EID news. One is new information on California water rates throughout California in 2011; the other is 2012 audit results adopted at the Monday, June 24, board meeting. The rate survey used a benchmark of monthly cost when consuming 1,500 cubic feet […]

No Comment / June 25, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID bleeding red ink

EDITOR: The El Dorado Irrigation District’s just-released audited financial report for 2012 reveals deepening financial woes. A net loss of $10.8 million officially was recorded but excluded a $4 million increase in unfunded pensions. Including the worsening pension underfunding, the district lost $14.8 million. With four rounds of double-digit rate increases implemented since early 2010, […]

No Comment / June 23, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

It was an exceptional speech

EDITOR: Friday I read a letter posted by Ellie Vierra that criticized El Dorado Union High School Board member Todd White for his graduation speech at Oak Ridge High School. Her letter criticized Mr. White’s promotion of American exceptionalism and misconstrued his reference of God to be in an exclusive tone. I found this letter […]

4 Comments / June 13, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »