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Beaver debate getting too personal

EDITOR: Regarding the recent Village Life article “Neighbors battle over beaver:” I would like to take exception to the writer’s characterization of Scott Jefferson, the Four Seasons general manager, as “intransigent” in his insistance that the decision on the beaver’s fate is sealed. This would imply that Scott refuses to compromise on that decision, assuming […]

No Comment / March 06, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Check fixeid.org’s facts

Reporter Mike Roberts of El Dorado Hills Village Life characterized the fixeid.org web authors as watchdogs. The analogy is apt: They’re vicious and dangerous to both EID and its customers. I’ve begun a new section on www.sierrafoot.org titled “What’s wrong with FIXEID.” The main part in terms of size of content is a reference section, slightly over […]

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

El Dorado Hills should take back its water

EDITOR: My water and sewer bill has doubled to over $500 per 2-month period through the summer and to over $300 per 2-month period this fall from an average $250 for the same periods in summer and $130-ish in winter the past several years. My house is 1,970 square foot single residence home built in the […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Hands4Hope and Wind make good partners

On a chilly December afternoon local youth from the Hands4Hope youth outreach organization congregated in front of the Wind shelter in Sacramento. Equipped with layers of fleece, the youth entered the shelter, eyeing the place with admiration. There were teenagers everywhere, playing their instruments, talking and ultimately having a good time. The walls were decorated […]

No Comment / February 23, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Please don’t forget about the Swinney family

EDITOR: There was a high school dance Friday, Feb. 3, at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym to benefit the Keegan Swinney Memorial. The proceeds were to be used to help the family. For whatever reason the word didn’t get out and there were only about 10 kids who showed up. With the […]

1 Comment / February 10, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID water rates to surge another 49 percent

EDITOR: EID trivializes the new water rate hikes included in its just-sent Prop 218 Notice as just a few dollars. But they do a great job hiding that the Prop 218 Notice includes a 15 percent increase for the average water user in 2012 (counting the 5 percent increase just implemented in January): PLUS 11 percent in […]

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

High density for El Dorado Hills?

EDITOR: Open letter to Supervisor John Knight Re: Proposed amendment to county General Plan Dear Supervisor Knight, With the application to rezone Dixon Ranch from agriculture to residential on the county agenda (714 homes, near Highland View) and Wilson Estates (58 homes) at or near the entrance to Sterlingshire on Green Valley Road there is […]

1 Comment / January 27, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »