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Claims simply don’t hold water

EDITOR: El Dorado Irrigation District customers should be aware of two items of EID news. One is new information on California water rates throughout California in 2011; the other is 2012 audit results adopted at the Monday, June 24, board meeting. The rate survey used a benchmark of monthly cost when consuming 1,500 cubic feet […]

No Comment / June 25, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID bleeding red ink

EDITOR: The El Dorado Irrigation District’s just-released audited financial report for 2012 reveals deepening financial woes. A net loss of $10.8 million officially was recorded but excluded a $4 million increase in unfunded pensions. Including the worsening pension underfunding, the district lost $14.8 million. With four rounds of double-digit rate increases implemented since early 2010, […]

No Comment / June 23, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

It was an exceptional speech

EDITOR: Friday I read a letter posted by Ellie Vierra that criticized El Dorado Union High School Board member Todd White for his graduation speech at Oak Ridge High School. Her letter criticized Mr. White’s promotion of American exceptionalism and misconstrued his reference of God to be in an exclusive tone. I found this letter […]

4 Comments / June 13, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Culture of corruption at the White House

EDITOR: The circle of White House corruption surrounding the Benghazi scandal is now complete, with the promotion of former U. N. ambassador and White House apologist Susan Rice to the position of national security advisor. Is she qualified? Who knows? The issue here is protection, not qualification. She will now occupy a position not subject […]

No Comment / June 13, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Graduation address shocking

EDITOR: My daughter graduated from Oak Ridge High School last week. This is a time-honored celebrated right of passage. This celebration was marred by the thoughtless discriminating words used by one of our elected high school board of trustees. I was truly shocked to find Todd White, an elected representative of the El Dorado Union High […]

2 Comments / June 09, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Making a political point

EDITOR: I can’t know the intent of the employees in the Cincinnati  office of the IRS who in 2010 began tagging  501 C4′s  with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names for extra scrutiny, but the facts are these. In 2010 most of the new applications were from the conservative side; the department responsible for […]

No Comment / May 29, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

CalPERS, EDH Fire Board

EDITOR: On April 17 the California Public Employees Retirement System, CalPERS, announced, “employer [local government] contributions will rise by nearly 50 percent in the short term as the plan is implement.” By this bland statement CalPERS finally admitted that extravagant public employee pensions were inadequately funded. The El Dorado Hills fire department is vested in the […]

1 Comment / May 23, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »