Prada seeks rate delay
JUDGE Daniel Proud swears in new EID directors Greg Prada, left, and Dr. Dale Coco before the meeting Monday. Democrat photo by Michael Raffety
Filing an agenda item on the Wednesday before being sworn in Monday, Dec. 9, newly elected El Dorado Irrigation District Director Greg Prada sought a four-month delay in the 5 percent rate hike scheduled Jan. 1.
He lost that motion on a 3-2 vote, attracting only Director Alan Day, who was given the president's gavel earlier in the meeting.
Newly installed Director Dr. Dale Coco voted against Prada's motion, though he said his goal was to freeze rate hikes or at least confine them to inflation adjustments. But Coco said a rate freeze "cannot be done retrospectively," but must be done "prospectively." Continue Reading