Friday, April 18, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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EID election

EDITOR:

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.

JANIS HEPPLEWHITE
Cool

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  • Coco, Englefield and BoneOctober 03, 2013 - 7:46 pm

    No, this isn't a law firm but these three most certainly are joined at the hip. Coco and Englefield recently received $15,000 and $20,000 respectively from a new PAC where Kirk Bone is Principal Officer.

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 03, 2013 - 7:56 pm

    . . . new PAC otherwise known as El Dorado County Farmers Businesses and Home Builders For Responsible Water Policy

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  • Coco, Englefield and BoneOctober 03, 2013 - 8:13 pm

    That PAC's paperwork name line didn't have enough room for the rest of the PAC's name which is: "and Totally Irresponsible Fiscal Management at EID".

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 03, 2013 - 8:32 pm

    . . . nor did that PAC's paper work connect it to Kirk Bone.

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 03, 2013 - 8:43 pm

    There are two addresses on the PAC's paper work. One leads to Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP specializing in campaign, election and administrative law and litigation at all levels of government. The other address leads to a residence on Crystal Blvd, El Dorado - Rate Payers for Richard Engelfield. Where do you get Kirk Bone?

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 03, 2013 - 8:45 pm

    italics off

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  • Coco, Englefield and BoneOctober 03, 2013 - 10:13 pm

    410 filing forming the Parker/Bone PAC , FPPC #1360607, clearly shows Kirk Bone as Principal Officer and Parker Development as the Sponsored Committee. PAC's prosaic name featuring "farmers and businesses" is a colossal ruse masking that Parker/Bone are the PAC's control parties and major contributors. Now what could Parker/Bone possibly want from Coco and Englefield in return for all that money? It's certainly NOT good government.

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  • Coco, Englefield and BoneOctober 03, 2013 - 10:49 pm

    Unfortunately Greg Prada's erratic behavior and questionable veracity nudge many toward Englefield.

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 03, 2013 - 11:08 pm

    When JANIS HEPPLEWHITE muses that, "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," she'd feel better she is signing up for long term angst. The EID Board of Directors is not the planning department. ~~~ ASIDE to Ms. Hepplewhite, Cool - Cool is just minutes away from Auburn and I 80. Try driving I 80 to Sacramento and your grandchildren.

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  • Jack PodsedlyOctober 05, 2013 - 11:38 am

    Why do you think cigarette and oil companies have nice names to cover up who is actually behind the PAC, always follow the money and read the fine print!!

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  • 1036-FrankOctober 07, 2013 - 6:52 pm

    This developer Pac money is a bad sign, what and who are they buying? These candidates should be judged and who is funding them and people should vote for the people not taking developer money, period. It taints the process. How about people support non-Pac, non-developer candidates who know EID will have to provide their water and raise everyone's rates for the infrastructure costs, time to send the Pac money high-density re-zoners down the road for good.

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