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Jakowatz claims about EID inaccurate

In a letter to the editor written by Jon Jakowatz on July 3 and updated on July 4 he accuses El Dorado Irrigation District of denying access of thousands of public documents to the public as a result of the installation of our new website. He also implies that the district has been less that […]

9 Comments / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID again holding secret labor negotiations

Ratepayers again didn’t get a seat at the table on June 25 as the El Dorado Irrigation District initiated new, behind-closed-door labor negotiations. Literally millions of dollars of EID employee compensation and lavish benefits are secretly being discussed … including current per employee $78,000 average salaries, $18,500 medical plans, $12,800 pension contributions, and up to […]

No Comment / July 05, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID denies access to public documents

The El Dorado Irrigation District has denied access to thousands of public documents. The installation of EID’s completely new website the overnight June 28-29 has turned off access to all public documents except the few directly available on the website. This latest move by EID’s general manager wasn’t mentioned at the June 25 Board of […]

3 Comments / July 03, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Concerned about new school schedule

Beginning this August for the 2012-13 school year Rescue Union School District is implementing a one-hour early release schedule for students each Monday. First of all, I would like to know where this hour of school is going? Is it going to be made up or is it an hour every week of school disappearing? […]

No Comment / June 29, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID kicks $16 million can down the road

El Dorado Irrigation District’s June 11 board approval of General Manager Jim Abercrombie’s proposed refinancing of year 2003 bonds will move $16 million of debt principal repayments from the years 2013-16 out to the years 2022-29. Abercrombie’s version of the refinancing is, “This debt restructuring will have no adverse financial impact to the district, because […]

No Comment / June 21, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Want to know about your EID bill? Just call

EDITOR: Greg Prada’s latest letter raised two points involving EID. The more important one was repetition of an incorrect claim, that EID had added $9 million in new IT projects to its Capital Improvement Plan for IT projects. There are no new IT projects in EID’s CIP. It’s easy to mistakenly believe otherwise because there […]

1 Comment / June 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Get well soon, Rusty Dupray

EDITOR: I have learned today that Rusty Dupray was in a motorcycle accident this week and is recovering at Sutter Hospital in Roseville. I am certain that everyone who knows Rusty will keep him in their thoughts and prayers and wish him a speedy and complete recovery. Whether you agreed with Rusty when he was on […]

No Comment / June 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »