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Firefighters are special interests?

EDITOR: I recently read a letter suggesting our firefighters were “special interests.” I have the privilege to know some of these men and women and their interests are much the same as mine: they want to make sure that we continue to receive the same excellent services that we have come to expect in El […]

October 26, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Support and endorsement of John Hidahl

EDITOR: John Hidahl has served the residents of El Dorado Hills for more than three decades in many capacities. He has been an elected director of the El Dorado Hills Fire Board for 33 years and is currently serving as the board’s vice president. Other titles he has held include: El Dorado County Parks and Recreation […]

October 26, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Elect the non-union-backed fire board candidates

EDITOR: A very important election is on the ballot in November: two board seats for the El Dorado Hills County Water District (our fire department). The board oversees how your tax dollars are spent for fire and emergency medical services. The current board recently: 1. Approved the construction of a new station 84 on Francisco […]

October 26, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Re-elect Alan Day to EID board

EDITOR: I know Alan Day’s voting record and I’ve seen him in action at El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors’ meetings. He’s one of the few honest elected people I’ve ever seen. He really cares about representing the people and representing our interests, not the special interests. Please vote for Alan Day. CHARLET NALBACH BURCIN […]

October 26, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,

Senior News: November 2016

Oktoberfest success Our annual Oktoberfest was great fun. Thanks to the collaborations of the Gilmore Center’s Senior Council, El Dorado County’s Senior Nutrition Program, El Dorado Hills Community Services District Facilities staff, Gilmore Center staff and the El Dorado Hills Fire Department another great party was enjoyed by 200 seniors. Veteran’s tribute Join us at 11 a.m. on […]

October 26, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

My Turn: EID analysis update

The El Dorado Irrigation District faces many challenges. CIP backlog — $200 million. Unfunded pensions/PERS obligations — $50 million in pension and $20 million in health coverage. FERC obligation related to Project 184 — about $15 million (current balance of $24 million total with about $8 million included in the current CIP budget). FCC reserve — about $180 million […]

October 26, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Experience counts: Beth Gaines for supervisor

EDITOR: Much has been written about fiscal responsibility in government at all levels. We now have a chance to vote for a real fiscal conservative for supervisor: Beth Gaines. Ms. Gaines has a certified 100 percent approval rating by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association for her fiscally conservative voting record in the state Assembly. Her opponent, John […]

October 19, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Tagged ,
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