EDITOR: Presentation made to the El Dorado Hills Community Services District:
I am Evelyn Weick, vice president of the Senior Support Council and a voting citizen of El Dorado Hills.
I am speaking because I am so disgusted with you, this board, in the way I feel you are treating us, your voting citizens. Clear back on June 30 I wrote a letter and presented it to you with regard to our displeasure with you putting John Skeel on unplanned leave of absence. After much discussion with the community on Sept. 2, you stated you had unanimously reinstated John Skeel to his position as general manager. I don’t know whether you were just lying, trying to get the community off your back, of just do not know what the word “reinstated” actually means.
It is now eight weeks later and his picture has been removed and he has not returned to work. You have had numerous meetings to discuss his position and responsibilities, are you discussing them or are you playing a ruse, trying to undermine him until he resigns? Have you not persecuted him enough? It seems to me in eight weeks it is obvious you need to call in an outside, independent investigation to evaluate this entire situation, but then that might mean you will have to confront the error of your ways, or do you collectively as a board have no integrity?
You are certainly treating your voting citizens disrespectfully and there is no transparency in your proceedings. Or are you being paid, what is it, $100 a meeting and collecting yourselves a lot of money from your tax paying citizens? It is obvious you have not done anything constructive about putting him back to work. Eight weeks after unanimously reinstating him attests to that. Have you forgotten how he shown above all other applicants in that long hiring process? How long do you intend to play out this unreasonable or devious game you are playing?
I for one and many others of our community want to see John Skeel back on his job. We want to see you, the board, making determined decisions to work with him in a positive, responsible and intelligent manner. It is time to conclude this ruse so the board, the staff, all employees and the community can move forward with pride in our CSD, and Monday, Nov. 6, would be a good date to start that action.
El Dorado Hills