Pat Snelling

My Turn: GDPUD board’s job is to watch the money

Since Georgetown Divide Public Utility District seated three new directors, the board has a new majority with little interest in watching the district’s $9 million in assets. On top of that disregard for district finances, they want to ask for two new rate hikes from customers. The board refuses to watch what is happening to […]

My turn: Water agencies stand in fear

Once again El Dorado County’s own Congressional Representative, Tom McClintock, went straight to the House floor and argued for Central Valley counties to get access to Northern California’s water, and all of our water agencies stand in fear of saying anything. McClintock and his Central Valley groupies, the congressmen from the 21st District, David Valadao, […]

My turn: Public comment period for the Delta Plan’s EIR/EIS

Finally, the taxpayers will have a chance to go on record about the state’s plan to build two-story-high twin tunnels, so they can capture fresh water just below the city of Sacramento to be piped away from the San Francisco Bay-Delta and shipped down to the 40 or 50 corporate farmers, who happen to receive […]

My turn: The federal fight over California’s water

Northern California Congressman Tom McClintock is determined to find a way to get the Central Valley’s land and water barons priority over California’s water rights. What is so odd is that these mega-agricultural corporations are downstream, and this bill would only harm the congressional district he represents. This is the second bill that McClintock has […]

My Turn: Water wars

The Delta is starving for water, so California officials setup a plan to take more water out of the delta. How does make any sense? California has had a long history of water wars, with many battles, and once again the state is gearing up for another fight. The latest “new” Delta plan was released […]

My turn: A petition for the sheriff

I was troubled by our El Dorado County Sheriff’s protest letter to Vice President Biden, so I decided to look at what these documents actually said. The President’s Executive Orders are no different than what the State of California’s current orders: trace guns collected in a crime (Executive Order #9) and collect local data for […]

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