Skeel rebuts charges on Tuesday night
Meeting to be open to public. Location moved to gym.
El Dorado Hills CSD General Manager John Skeel faces off with his board on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting location has been moved to the CSD gymnasium to accommodate an anticipated large turnout.
The board placed Skeel on paid leave June 20, the first step in a dismissal process that the public will get a rare glimpse of on Tuesday night. Skeel has stated emphatically that he got little feedback and no direction from the board.
See the Aug. 1 story titled “Skeel, EDHCSD board break media silence” on the Village Life website for more details.
The board delivered a formal “statement of charges” to Skeel on Aug. 5, alleging that he violated the terms of his contract. board President Guy Gertsch confirmed that the charges will be read in public Tuesday night.
Skeel and his attorney Ellen Arabian-Lee will get the opportunity to respond to each charge. The meeting was scheduled as a “closed session,” but Skeel waived his right to privacy and requested that it be made public.
The board is planning to meet in closed session before and after the public meeting on Tuesday night, according to Gertsch, who added, “We’re not going to rush this, there are certain steps and we aren’t skipping any of them.”
Public comment will also be taken Tuesday night.
The board could vote to remove or reinstate Skeel on Tuesday, but the matter is likely to get continued at least one more meeting.