EDITOR: Vote for Coco. Whether you’re a farmer, rancher, businessman or resident in El Dorado County, the El Dorado Irrigation District is a big problem. I moved to the county in 1959 and have never seen such absurd choices as the board has made lately. We need new management at EID. We need solutions not slogans.
Dr. Dale Coco is willing to take on this challenge and he has the skills to be the kind of director we need. As a physician, he managed a large and complex organization as a hospital chief of staff — a challenging task indeed. In retirement, he has spent years devoting himself to studying this county’s water issues, meeting with concerned citizens and groups and focusing on developing practical solutions. He will see that EID reduces its debt, stops balancing its books on the backs of us ratepayers and insure adequate supplies for our future needs.
He is endorsed by a broad range of leaders in the county from vintners, Realtors and the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce to the American River Conservancy president and a member of the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club; plus Alan Day, the only “ratepayer advocate” on the EID board, endorses him, not to mention many district residents like me. Sometimes your vote can make a difference. This is one of those times.