Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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EID director for District 2

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From page A5 | October 14, 2013 |

EDITOR:

Concern was expressed on Oct. 7 about the impact of development on our county’s roads, water and quality of life. The writer, Ms. Hepplewhite, wondered if a Chamber of Commerce endorsement of an EID candidate means that candidate is in the pockets of large developers. She made this connection because the current Chamber president is a developer.

EID does not control development in the county. EID is not a land planning agency, and does not decide who does or does not get water. Water is allocated to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis, and then only if the water supply is sufficient. It is illegal to approve new development unless water and other infrastructure can support the project.

I agree with Ms. Hepplewhite that continued development without apparent concern for infrastructure will diminish our quality of life. I also agree that we need to know where our candidates stand on water allocation and rate structures for current and future users. We need leaders who will be good custodians of our resources, with the knowledge and experience to protect our interests.

I am supporting Richard Englefield for EID director in District 2. He is not a “developer’s” candidate. In fact he is supported by local small business, ratepayers and members of the agriculture community. He has served on local water district boards, the Water and Power Authority, and chaired the County Water Agency. His experience and knowledge of water issues, and his record of service to the community make him the best candidate to address current and emerging water issues.

A vote for Richard Englefiend is a vote for experience and proven leadership. But no matter who you plan to vote for, just vote. Don’t lose your chance to have a voice in our county’s future.

AUDREY KEEBLER
El Dorado

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