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EID fiscal irresponsibility

EDITOR: El Dorado Irrigation District rates have more than doubled in the last seven years yet EID management wants board approval to continue gouging its ratepayers and increase 2017-18 rates fully 30 times the 0.3 percent increase in 2016-17 Social Security payments. EID management’s proposed 2017-18 operating budget includes median $131,000 per employee compensation with benefits […]

No Comment / November 30, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Message from EID: Infrastructure and the CIP, understanding the cost

As 2016 comes to a close the El Dorado Irrigation District continues on a strong path guided by a solid financial plan and sustainable capital improvement program. On Oct 24 the EID Board of Directors approved a 2017–21 capital improvement program that chips steadily away at the many projects necessary to keep EID’s facilities in good condition so […]

No Comment / November 16, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Re-elect Alan Day to EID board

EDITOR: I know Alan Day’s voting record and I’ve seen him in action at El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors’ meetings. He’s one of the few honest elected people I’ve ever seen. He really cares about representing the people and representing our interests, not the special interests. Please vote for Alan Day. CHARLET NALBACH BURCIN […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

My Turn: EID analysis update

The El Dorado Irrigation District faces many challenges. CIP backlog — $200 million. Unfunded pensions/PERS obligations — $50 million in pension and $20 million in health coverage. FERC obligation related to Project 184 — about $15 million (current balance of $24 million total with about $8 million included in the current CIP budget). FCC reserve — about $180 million […]

Comments Off / October 25, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

EID Division 5 candidate Alan Day has unfinished business

Alan Day

Running for a second term on the El Dorado Irrigation District board is businessman Alan Day who said there’s still unfinished business to be addressed. “Some good things have happened at EID but we still have a long way to go as far as getting our financial house in order,” he said. “That’s my primary motivation […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

EID Division 5 candidate Charles Smith wants to protect our water

Charles Smith

Running for the first time to be a board member on the El Dorado Irrigation District, Division 5, is El Dorado Hills resident Charles (Chuck) Smith. A retired business executive, Smith said he is running because he loves living in this county and wants to give something back. “This is a wonderful place to live,” Smith […]

Comments Off / October 11, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Re-elect Alan Day to the EID board

EDITOR: Alan Day is running for the El Dorado Irrigation District board seat for Division 5, which is El Dorado Hills. I’ve attended 10 to 15, maybe more, EID board meetings over the last three years. I can assure you that Alan is a fiscal conservative who is very careful about how the district spends money. He is trying […]

1 Comment / October 05, 2016 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »



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