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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 »

Why is it still called EID?

El Dorado Irrigation District has 39,000 water customers, of which 400 are agricultural customers. These 400 customers use 16 percent of EID’s water but pay a mere 1.5 percent of EID’s overall rate revenues. Meanwhile, 47 percent of EID’s rate revenues are for sewer services and 1.8 percent more are for recycled water services. EID’s […]

4 Comments / November 10, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

We need to be reasonable in this school zone

EDITOR: Pleasant Valley Middle School is located on Green Valley Road in the middle of a 55 mph zone. There are signs indicating, “School Zone, 25 mph When Children Are Present.” The school itself is set back from the road with a parking lot and several buildings between the road and any playgrounds. If there […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

I want to see John Skeel back on the job

EDITOR: Presentation made to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District: I am Evelyn Weick, vice president of the Senior Support Council and a voting citizen of El Dorado Hills. I am speaking because I am so disgusted with you, this board, in the way I feel you are treating us, your voting citizens. Clear […]

6 Comments / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Let’s re-elect Harry

EDITOR: I have spoken with both candidates for the El Dorado Irrigation District board for the district that includes El Dorado Hills. I would suggest that any of you who are having a hard time making up your mind just analyze the background of the two candidates running. Harry Norris is so far ahead of […]

3 Comments / October 28, 2011 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »