While I know that I don’t have voting interest in the election for EID Division 2 or 4 directors, I do have concerns about who is elected to these two seats. I drive to Sacramento several days a week to babysit my grandchildren and I am on Highway 50 during commute hours. I know that Mr. Coco and Englefield are endorsed by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce and I understand this chamber is pretty much run by Kirk Bone of Parker Development and by Parker Development money.
The reason this concerns me is simple. Are Mr. Coco and Englefield going to represent the ratepayers or are they going to represent Parker Development? I know Parker Development wants to put in 4,000-plus homes in Marble Valley and retail shops. If they are allowed to do this, Highway 50 will become unusable. I can’t imagine up to 8,000 more cars on Highway 50 during commute hours.
If Mr. Coco and Englefield want to come out and let the ratepayers know that they will not support the kind of high-density building Parker Development is pushing for then I would feel better about them running.