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I apologize

Last night, within minutes of attending the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Board of Directors meeting, I realized John Skeel’s return to work as general manager of the EDHCSD was in imminent danger. We failed to fill the meeting room with bodies, which is the only thing the BOD responds to … pressure from […]

16 Comments / December 10, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Our tree is beautiful

EDITOR: Once again El Dorado Hills Fire Department has brought joy to our community by decorating the beautiful tree outside El Dorado Hills Senior Center. I hope everyone gets a chance to see this beautiful display of lights. We are so fortunate to have this dedicated group of men and women who do so much […]

No Comment / December 02, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

CSD board beware: Voters are watching

EDITOR: As a concerned El Dorado Hills resident I do not have the slightest idea of whom to believe or what to believe in this standoff with the El Dorado Hills Community Services District board and John Skeel, the recently hired CSD general manager, now on paid administrative leave going on close to five months. […]

2 Comments / November 22, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID’s budget claims don’t hold water

The El Dorado Irrigation District’s Nov. 15 press release misleadingly claims a “nearly flat” 2012 budget. Yet gross spending actually is board-approved to increase by $1.7 million. EID’s headquarters overhead budget surges another$1.2 million following $10 million of overhead increases in the last eight years. Overhead now accounts for a “whopping” 30 percent of EID […]

2 Comments / November 18, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID board thumbs nose at ratepayers

On Nov. 14, after closed session, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors returned to an empty board room gallery to vote general manager and general counsel contract extensions to September 2016. (Yes, 2016! The previous contracts already were guaranteed to September 2013.) This is a fresh $1.3-plus million salary and benefits commitment for […]

1 Comment / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Lets move on and address EID’s issues

EDITOR: Thank you for your commentary. Yes, it is a ‘new Day’ for EID. The voters of Division 5 issued a referendum on the status quo of EID, they aren’t happy with it. It is my intention to represent the concerns of my constituents: reducing EID costs, stopping the excess spending, getting a handle on […]

3 Comments / November 14, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Where’s the coverage of ‘Occupy Movement?’

EDITOR: Where’s the coverage? Last Monday morning I sat in Peet’s Coffee House in El Dorado Hills — minding my own business — when a rowdy mob came charging in, demanding change — and demanding it now. All four of the group had on dark green hooded sweatshirts, very antagonistic attitudes, and Converse tennis shoes. If […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »