Letters to the Editor

The CSD needs to be transparent

By December 30, 2011

Until recently most El Dorado Hills residents have felt that steps were being taken to resolve the differences between the El Dorado Hills Community Services District board and Mr. Skeel. Based on the latest newspaper article stating that Mr. Skeel has been terminated it clearly begs the question, “What is going on at the CSD”?

It is clear to many El Dorado Hills residents that I have spoken with that much of what has transpired was done behind closed doors. Only a smattering of information has been made public on this issue with Mr. Skeel. Add to that the concerns of some of those people who are employed by the CSD and their personal views that there is some cronyism going on between some board members and persons in positions of responsibility at the CSD and that raises many questions among the voters.

Base on what has transpired so far I would like to see a policy of transparency by all actions, meetings, decisions and viewpoints expressed by the board and Mr. Skeel on this issue. There are just too many coincidences that lead many to say that much is being decided behind closed doors and that begs the question, what is there to hide? Board members have fallen back on the statement that they do not discuss personnel matters publicly. While I appreciate that there are matters that are private when discussing personnel issues, the hiring and then the firing of Mr. Skeel deserves a much better public hearing than what has heretofore transpired.

To the CDS board: Do the right thing. Show the transparency that the community deserves and expects. If you have all acted above-board then there is nothing to hide. If not then there is an accountability issue to resolved and it should be transparent and public. You owe it to our community.

Larry Keenan
El Dorado Hills

Letter to the Editor

Discussion | 2 comments

  • Concerned ResidentDecember 30, 2011 - 10:10 pm

    Please attend the EDHCSD Board of Directors Special Meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM in the Parks Conference Room. The topic of discussion is the appointment of the Interim General Manager. Come and voice your concerns!

  • Kim ItemJanuary 01, 2012 - 3:08 pm

    He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit say's; "You Lord, have abandoned your people, the descendents of Jacob. They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines and embrace pagen customs... You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. "For whom the Son (Jesus Christ) sets free is free indeed!" As we now live Life by the Spirit and Walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. Kim@ KimItemMinistries.org



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