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District 4 candidate

By From page A7 | April 18, 2014

EDITOR:

I am writing this letter to warn voters in District 4 of the mistake they would be making by voting for Scott McNeil to be their supervisor. I have watched this man for three-plus years as a board member of the Cameron Park Community Services District and he has been a complete disaster, not in any way competent or qualified to perform his duties at the CSD level, never mind as a district supervisor.

There was an article written by Eric Laughlin that appeared in the Mountain Democrat in 2011. In it, Fred Smith, the general manager at the time cited a lunch meeting where CSD president McNeil became intoxicated and threatened his position. Smith said that on Feb. 18 of 2011 he and McNeil split a lunch at Casa Ramos following a meeting in Placerville with county officials. Smith said McNeil drank two large Margaritas that were “in a glass that was bigger than any one I had seen before. He began slurring his words, being loud, repeating himself over and over, etc.” Smith noted. “It was clear he was intoxicated. I felt concerned for his safety and suggested that I would take his car keys (we drove in separate cars). It didn’t deter him.”

Smith said he felt that his position as GM was being threatened over lunch. Smith said the board president told him “there were already two votes to not renew his contract and that he (McNeil) was the swing vote.” Smith said he was told that all he would need to do was “get on board with McNeil.”

I hope this gives some insight as to the lack of character of Scott McNeil. He is lacking the standards, ethics and values that we need on the BOS.

BILL CAREY
Cameron Park

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