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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 said. Why? I can’t say today. I am gullible; I wanted to believe him. Then, at his first official board meeting, he voted to raise rates 5 percent and actually sponsored a proposal to increase rates 30 percent!

This action is contrary to his positions when he ran for election. Mr. Coco said, “It’s time the EID board of directors focused on real solutions to the $370 million debt, and stop the runaway rate increases.”

A 30 percent rate increase isn’t any part of a “long term solution” to control water rates in El Dorado County. Mr. Coco, what part of your campaign promises is a 30 percent rate increase?

ASHLEY BLINN
Cameron Park

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