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EID helping voters? Yeah, right!

EDITOR: Shame on you Directors Osborne, Coco and George at the El Dorado Irrigation District. These three claimed that switching from odd to even year elections was “for the voters” but their actions proved the opposite. Thank you to Director Alan Day for fighting the good fight for us voters! While Day and virtually every […]

No Comment / February 22, 2015 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Guest column: My analysis of EID

By Dale Coco In preparation for this report I met with staff, toured facilities and reviewed relevant documents. This involved multiple encounters lasting two to five hours each and extensive travel. I did this for two reasons: to fully inform myself about EID in order to perform my duties as a director to the best […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

No EID rate increase for 2015

You know you’re living in a topsy-turvy world when El Dorado Irrigation District ratepayers tell the board they favor a rate increase while board members try to avoid one. All this took place at the Dec. 8 EID meeting as the board unanimously approved a two-year budget of $45.482 million for 2015 and $46.310 million for 2016 […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Hometown Hero: Deidre Fleischer

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Deidre A. Fleischer, daughter of Timothy J. and Victoria L. Fleischer of Placerville, was recently promoted to her current rank while serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, homeported in Norfolk, Va. Fleischer was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in his designated specialty. Fleischer […]

Comments Off / September 11, 2014 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

It is good to know who your friends are at EID

EDITOR: On the EID board the ratepayers have two friends, directors Day and Prada. I had hoped that in Mr. Coco, we would have a third ally on the board. It seems that Mr. Coco has chosen to favor the developers and agricultural interests of the county over the residential ratepayers who actually elected him. Contrary to his […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Coco flip-flops at EID

EDITOR: Director Dale Coco said in February that the Faux Farm (Fake Farm) issue had to be cleaned up and reformed because it was unfair to other EID ratepayers. Instead, he flip-flopped and went back on his own promises, yet again. He’s been doing that a lot in his short time at EID (for example, […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID water rate misrepresentation

EDITOR: EID’s water rate subsidy to small farmers is much greater than previously represented to the EID board and public by General Manager Jim Abercrombie. On April 25, 2014, and again on June 23, 2014, Abercrombie represented to the EID board and public that small farm rate recipients pay $514 per acre foot of EID […]

Comments Off / August 10, 2014 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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