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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 […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Is your marriage silent?

Marriages where there is a lot of talking and listening seem to fare better than silent marriages. When I make this statement, I am talking about positive talking and listening. Yelling at each other is not productive and usually ends with insults or hurt feelings. The Cherokee advocate that, before you open your mouth, consider […]

Comments Off / May 04, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: April 2014

Spring Fling luncheon Make your reservations soon, as seating is limited. This fun time party is sponsored by the Senior Council, the El Dorado Hills Community Services District and the Senior Nutrition Lunch program from Placerville. The luncheon will be held on Friday, May 9, in the EDHCSD gym on Harvard Way. Doors open at 10:30 […]

Comments Off / April 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | 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 »

Garden guru: Pretty in pink

As our broader community wrestles with smart ways to conserve the precious resource of water, one of the simpler and more brilliant steps one can take is to capture the water in our showers that normally run down the drain while we wait for the water temperature to heat up.  By having a bucket or […]

Comments Off / April 24, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Keep Bill Schultz on the job

Periodically someone thinks it might be worth a shot at running for election against Recorder-Clerk Bill Schultz. As usual they waste their money paying the filing fee. This year’s competitor, who registered to vote in late February, was too busy to appear at the first candidates’ forum sponsored by the Tea Party in the Hills. […]

Comments Off / April 22, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »