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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 […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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 […]

4 Comments / October 19, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Kudos to Muriel

EDITOR: The Gilmore Senior Center staff would like to send a big thank you to El Dorado Hills resident Muriel Kronowitz, who spearheaded our collaborative efforts with Folsom Senior Center to bring “The Age of Love” documentary to its Northern California premiere on Sept. 28. Without her tireless perseverance, diligence, patience, expertise and very hard work, we […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: A safe and secure election

Casting a vote is a proud, deliberate act of conscience and will. It is a badge associated with being part of a democracy. Elections are the ultimate source of authority in our democracy. We are marking a ballot expressing our choices and, at the same time, signifying our belief in the system that our vote […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »