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I’m writing this letter in response to the one that appeared in the Mountain Democrat on July 21 written by Ken Shane regarding Director Prada. Mr. Shane called for the recall of Director Prada based on Mr. Shane’s belief that Director Prada is asking for the increase in EID rates for its users.
Obviously Mr Shane has not followed the many, many letters to the editor that have appeared in the Democrat written by Mr. Prada over the past years. He has time and time again brought up the mismanagement on the part of EID and has fought hard against the automatic increases that have taken place over this time that rate payers have had to endure to make up for these errors.
Yes, Director Prada is calling for a change for those that are abusing the system and taking advantage of lower ag rates.
Increase in rates? Welcome to my world Mr. Shane. Like you, I’m on a Social Security income and have been living with water rationing since the yearly automatic rate increases went into effect in an attempt to keep my bill within a reasonable amount to fit my budget.
I’m sorry that there are those that are playing the system in order to avoid the rates that those of us that do not have the land to plant olive trees have to pay — ridiculous rates instead of ag rates. But, please don’t send Director Prada to Berkeley or San Francisco or ask for his recall. He is among the very few that are pointing out mismanagement issues and trying to keep rates on a reasonable scale for all of us.