The El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) Board of Directors has voted to change their election cycle and give themselves an extra year in office. Whether or not you agree with changing the election cycle, it is unacceptable for any Board to add an extra year to their term in office for any reason. This was approved with a 3-2 vote of the EID Board of Directors. The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors must also approve the change, which is why it is on the 4-14-15 agenda.
It is very deceitful that such an important item is on the Supervisors’ Consent calendar. All items on the Consent calendar are approved without discussion, unless one of the Supervisors pulls it off of Consent and onto the regular agenda.
2014 was a very contentious year for the EID board as it wrestled with drought conditions and various water rate issues. These issues are going to become even more contentious as the drought continues and Governor Brown continues to burden local agencies with new, restrictive regulations.
It’s shameful that the EID board has chosen to prevent voters from exercising their rights at the ballot box in 2015 during this time of water crisis in California.
Please call and email the Board of Supervisors and ask them to deny the request to give each of the EID Directors another year in office without a vote of the ratepayers.
If you are available, please attend the meeting:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at approximately 9:00am (time is uncertain)
330 Fair Lane, Building A
Placerville, CA 95667
Here is a sample email for you to use and customize with your concerns:
Subject: 4-14-15 BOS Agenda, Item #7, File #15-0406
Dear Board of Supervisors:
Please deny the request to adopt Resolution 062-2015 to change the EID election cycle. It is unethical for any Board to vote themselves an extra year in office.
[Your name, town or address]
Here is the contact information for making phone calls:
Contact info for Board of Supervisors:
1. Ron Mikulaco, Supervisor District I, (530) 621-5650, email@example.com
2. Shiva Frentzen, Supervisor District II, (530) 621-5651, firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Brian Veerkamp, Supervisor District III, (530) 621-5652, email@example.com
4. Michael Ranalli, Supervisor District IV, (530) 621-6513, firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Sue Novasel, Supervisor District V, (530) 621-6577, email@example.com
Board of Supervisors’ Agenda Item Comments, Clerk of the Board: firstname.lastname@example.org