Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Election about “water rights” or something else?

EDITOR:

When one reviews the timeline of what occurred after the EID general manager proposed a developer hook-up fee hike to better help cover EID’s mounting debt costs, then, after “negotiations,” that proposed fee is later cut by $7,000, one has to ask “why?”

When a major developer shovels that much money into a local election in support of two specific candidates, one naturally has to ask “why?”

When a Sacramento TV news station airs a report questioning the propriety of the return address of said mailing — from a PAC calling itself everything under the sun except “developer,” one surely has to ask “why?”

“Selling out to developers?” Nope, it’s a lot more than “just a slogan;” it’s a legitimate question. Now, calling a candidate “50 shades of fool?” That’s a slogan — and a silly one at that.

MICHAEL MIRO
El Dorado Hills

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  • Phil VeerkampOctober 28, 2013 - 9:48 am

    I HAD A DREAM I had a dream a couple of nights ago. The dream had the candidates for EID’s Division 2 and 4 sitting down with the Mountain Democrat’s Editorial Board. My attention was focused on one candidate. He was a dead ringer for Leave it to Beaver’s Eddie Haskell. But he was being addressed as “Mr. Prada” ~~~ Eddie Haskell (Mr. Prada?) was relaxed, at ease and more even-tempered than had been demonstrated in some of his writings and behaviors at recent EID Board meetings and Cost of Services Committee activities. He didn’t holler and shout and storm out. He was well behaved for the Mountain Democrat’s Editorial Board interview. He did not falsely reassert that agricultural water was seventeen times less than residential water. He did not falsely reassert that most EID employees would be getting 7% pay raises. Eddy Haskell (Mr. Prada?) was really well behaved. ~~~ The Mountain Democrat Editorial Board bought it. – GREDDIE HASKELL ENDORSED

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  • Little RickyOctober 30, 2013 - 8:52 pm

    VOTE PRADA!!!

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  • 1036-FrankOctober 28, 2013 - 9:53 am

    My advise for EID for all of the new water we bought, Fill every historic ditch and sell ag/ranch water by the miners inch, tear out the wealth redistribution meters and sell it by the month flat rate.

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  • rickyOctober 28, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    Agriculture in this county is passé. Vote for Gred Pravda who promises to level water rates and make farmers pay for what they get.

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