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A big thank you to the community

May 6 was El Dorado County’s first Give Where You Live campaign and an entire community came together and gave generously to their favorite nonprofit(s).  The El Dorado Community Foundation Board of Directors and staff were honored to have this opportunity to showcase 50 participating nonprofits this year and look forward to bringing more into the […]

No Comment / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Open letter to the El Dorado County supervisors

EDITOR: I am writing to you today as an El Dorado County resident to express my point of view on the various ballot initiatives that are being circulated in the county that are attempting to put measures on the ballot to restrict the 1.03 percent growth/development called for in the current El Dorado County General […]

4 Comments / May 08, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID’s $49 small farm rate

EDITOR: EID’s $49 per acre foot small farm water rate has barely increased since 2008 while residential rates have sky-rocketed to $829 per acre foot. In 2009, EID reduced the small farm rate 37 percent. In 2012, EID reduced the small farm rate another 15 percent. EID’s two major small farm rate reductions in 2009 […]

No Comment / May 04, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID rate hocus pocus

EDITOR: In 2013, EID’s 950 Agriculture water rate recipients collectively consumed 20.2 percent of EID’s sold water. Most all agricultural water currently is sold at $49 per acre foot while residential ratepayers pay $829 per acre foot for water consumption over .6 acre feet annually. In its “Local Agency Guidelines for Compliance with Proposition 218”, The […]

4 Comments / April 24, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The Region Builders initiative is a scam

Another El Dorado initiative was recently filed by Region Builders, a Sacramento-based commercial developers group. A goal of Region Builders is to lower road improvement fees for their commercial development projects. We all pay state gasoline and fuel taxes. Every year, the “State” returns $9 million of these funds to El Dorado County for local […]

No Comment / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Utter nonsense

EDITOR: Village Life’s coverage of last week’s town hall meeting reflects the reasons why I resigned from EDH APAC (last) week. APAC and the county have demonstrated ignorance, prejudice and denial of factual reality that can easily be checked by anyone. One point is that the Mather Master Plan reduces the airport’s cargo capacity, with the single […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Dirty truth about disposable diapers

EDITOR: Have you ever thought about the impact that disposable diapers have on the environment? Every day we make choices that have some impact on the environment. One very common choice that families make is to use disposable diapers. But, the concern scientists have is what happens to a disposable diaper once it’s served its […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »