Water rates are going up 20%!
Sewer rates are going up 15%!
Small farm rates are going up 60%!
You have a “say” if you act today!
It’s your money and your choice! Protest the rate increases by sending a Protest Letter AND attending the January 11, 2016 meeting.
A majority (50% + 1) of the more than 40,000 ratepayers MUST send in a Protest Letter before January 11, 2016 to stop the rate increases.
These rate increases come on the heels of pay raises for EID General Manager Jim Ambercrombie and EID Attorney Tom Cumpston – see Village Life article for more information: http://www.villagelife.com/commentary/my-turn-eid-raises-salaries-and-your-rates/
Attend the EID meeting:
Monday, January 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM
EID Headquarters – Board Room
2890 Mosquito Rd.
Placerville, California 95667
SAMPLE Protest Letter
Below is a sample protest letter. Please copy/paste the letter below into your word processing software, print, sign and mail your letter to EID today. Remember to include your Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) from your latest property tax statement into your letter. Thank you!
IMPORTANT: Only include the EID services that are specific to your parcel (i.e. water, wastewater and/or recycled water) in the first sentence below. Only small farmers should include the second sentence (below).
January XX, 2016
El Dorado Irrigation District (EID)
c/o Clerk to the Board
2890 Mosquito Road
Placerville, CA 95667
Dear EID Representative;
I object to EID’s proposed [choose your service(s): water / wastewater recycled / water] rate increases per your recent Proposition 218 Notice. [only small farmers use this sentence: I object to EID’s proposed rate changes to the “Small Farm Irrigation Rate” water program per your recent Proposition 218 Notice.]
City, CA Zip
APN #: XXX-XXX-XX-XXX