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My Turn: Privatization of public services

One of my concerns is the inefficacy in the way our public services are delivered to taxpayers. Let’s call them customers. There should be a California law that allows private companies to compete for delivery of public services to its customers. Whether it’s maintenance services, education, correctional institutions, revenue collection, emergency services and anything the […]

No Comment / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Where’s Coco?

EDITOR: According to his campaign promises about being tanned, rested and ready to tackle the problems at EID, why, as of July 28, has he missed approximately 20 percent of the meetings, including a recent meeting dealing with all important CID (Capital Improvement Projects) agenda? I guess that statement meant as much to him as his promise […]

No Comment / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Betrayed by Coco

EDITOR: I campaigned for EID board member Dale Coco because I believed he would follow through on what he promised — that is to “focus on real solutions to the $370 million debt and stop runaway rate increases.” However, Dr. Coco voted yes with the other directors while Alan Day and Greg Prada voted no on a shaky […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: Occasionally I am stupid

Last month I went to see my doctor after several sleepless nights of coughing and hacking. X-rays revealed that I had pneumonia, an acute infection of the lungs. A fever accompanied the pneumonia, and my doctor said not to go to work the next day, and no strenuous activity, such as tennis, for a couple of […]

No Comment / July 31, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Rocks on EDH Blvd.

EDITOR: I have lived in El Dorado Hills for 40 years and in that time I have never seen the rocks with such a blatant political statement as the “Impeach Obama” which I saw. Mostly the rocks are decorated for celebrations: birthdays, graduations, school teams, veteran homecomings and, yes, sad occasions too. I certainly hope this […]

No Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID board votes to support small farms

EDITOR: The EID board voted 3-2 at a contentious board meeting on July 14 to continue to support the small farm water rate with “qualified” livestock added to the mix. The comments by the farming community were interesting: Dr. Robert Shuman: “Farming is the music of life.” My question for Dr. Shuman is: “Do you really […]

1 Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Commentary,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Promises, promises at EID

EDITOR: We become too accustomed to the politician who breaks his or her promises. It seems to be a fixed quality of the species. When new EID board member Dale Coco ran for office, he promised to “stop runaway rate increases.” Mr. Coco had firmly proposed to freeze rates for five years. I believed what he […]

No Comment / July 27, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »