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Beware of EID regional water rate comparisons

EDITOR: Of all the literature received during District 5 EID board campaigns, the EID regional water rate bar charts are misleading for El Dorado Hills residents. These bar charts show EID bi-monthly water cost close to average of other districts but assume a district-wide unrealistic low usage of 2,700 cf (27 hcf) for those in […]

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EID by the numbers…

EDITOR: EID’s Jim Abercrombie this week showed charts that water 2012 rates are about to “sky-rocket” another 28 percent for EID’s “medium usage” residential water customer. This additional 28 percent follows rate increases of 18 percent in 2010 and 15 percent in 2011. Another 11 percent rate increase already is targeted for 2013. Overhead spending […]

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Current EID board saves EDH residents thousands?

EDITOR: I recently opened my mailbox to see my Sample Ballot. I was rather confused when I read that an incumbent EID board member saves El Dorado Hills residents thousands of dollars. If any of us saved our EID bills prior to when the current board members were elected, one can calculate that for the […]

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“Rubber-stamp” Harry strikes again

EDITOR: In scarcely 45 minutes EID management’s proposed $1.7 million gross spending budget increase for 2012 received Harry Norris’ enthusiastic support at the Oct. 24 EID board meeting. Did Harry challenge management’s opening spending proposal? No! Does Harry ever get into budget “nitty-gritty”? No! “Ratepayers for Norris”? I can’t imagine why. In the last eight […]

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Keep Norris, Osborne

EDITOR: In hard times there are hard choices to make …. there are sacrifices to be made while trying to balance the good. I understand anger at higher bills. Bottom line — repairs have to be made (pictures proved it; the structures were falling apart. Mandates have to be met (both state and federal) and […]

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Let’s stick to reality … and the facts about EID

Greg Prada and I both attended the Oct. 11 EID board meeting, but it’s as if we saw different meetings. He said “No … not one director gave cutting planned spending increases even one ounce of thought.” Greg, where have you been? Cutting costs has been an ongoing mantra at EID for years. It doesn’t […]

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The truth about your EID sewer bill

EDITOR: At a Wednesday evening campaign stop, Harry Norris repeated some highly deceptive information. Harry said EID sewer rates are so high because of EID’s more rigorous tertiary treatment requirements than downstream sanitation districts. This is less than half-true. The bigger part of the story that Harry didn’t disclose is that EID has 50 percent […]

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