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Mello-Roos never go away

EDITOR: I got a good laugh out of all the El Dorado Hills residents thinking that somehow their Mello-Roos taxes were going to go away (“Serrano residents want school financing end date,” Nov. 11 Village Life). One of the first rules of thumb when buying a house is to make sure there are no Mello-Roos […]

Comments Off / November 22, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Raising rates, again

EDITOR: On Nov. 9, by 3-2 vote, the El Dorado Irrigation District board voted to raise rates for 2016 by 5 percent to pay for more debt. Not once were employee costs discussed even though they represent 57 percent of operating expenses. Since 2003 EID boards have been very irresponsible in managing compensation. In 2004 the EID board voted to […]

Comments Off / November 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Beth Gaines’ candidacy

EDITOR: If you look up the word “carpetbagger” in the dictionary it says: “A carpetbagger is a political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connection.” It is also a noun that means “derogatory” in the thesaurus, which seems to be appropriate in context. Beth Gaines is seeking the El […]

Comments Off / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My view on Measure E

EDITOR: The question is simple: Should the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors re-zone the approximately 100 acres of the former executive golf course in El Dorado Hills from its current land use as open space/recreation to allow the building of new residential housing and commercial development? Thanks to Measure E, you get to voice […]

2 Comments / October 11, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

All about Equine very grateful

EDITOR: All About Equine Animal Rescue Inc. wants to thank the ASPCA for the generous grant of $10,000 to help us better serve our rescued equines. The funds will be used to purchase additional shelters (mare motels) for our horses. AAE serves a variety of horses, young and old, domestic and wild. The additional shelters […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Rescue Union School District’s waste of our money

EDITOR: Rescue Union School District’s board and superintendent seems to be bound and determine to waste taxpayers’ money. First, they purchase the EID property in February 2015 for a new school that, according to them, doesn’t have the infrastructure necessary to support a school, not to mention that it will cost $5 million to $8 […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Thanks to EID

EDITOR: Thank you El Dorado Irrigation District crews for moving so fast to fix the sewer pipe break on Green Valley Road. I was so impressed by all the workers and equipment that appeared so quickly and stayed into the night on a weekend. They were all over Green Valley Road, in our neighborhood and along […]

Comments Off / September 05, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »