EID Employee Benefits Increasing at 10-13-15 Meeting

In both the U.S and in California, average employee portion of family health premium is proximately 30 percent:



EID employee portion of their health premium costs…15 percent for family coverage and 0 percent for employee only coverage… currently is substantially lower than U.S. and California averages

EID employee and retiree health benefits cost EID ratepayers $4.5 million annually; Ratepayer rates are $600,000/1.2 percent higher than they otherwise would be due to past boards granting of substantially more generous than average employee health coverage benefits.

Consent Item 4 on the EID Board Agenda for Tuesday, October 13, 2015 is asking the current EID Board to reaffirm continuation of substantially more generous employee health coverage benefits:


Note: EID employee benefits average more than $50,000 per employee annually with 80 percent attributable to ratepayer-paid employee pension and medical benefits. Fast-escalating debt service and employee benefit costs account for virtually all of EID Management’s proposed rate hikes for 2016-2019.

EID Meeting to transfer Water to Westlands Water District

On Monday, July 27 at 9 am, the El Dorado Irrigation District will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed transfer of 3,100 acre feet of water to a Central Valley water district.

Meeting Details
Monday, July 27, 9:00am
EID headquarters
2890 Mosquito Road, Placerville

The public written comment period ended July 22.  The District has prepared a Negative Declaration with mitigations.

For information, agenda, or Environmental document:
Main Phone: 530-622-4513 or 916-965-0930

Meeting details and documents are available here:


Countywide Town Hall Meeting on WATER – MAY 7, 2015

“Out Here, Whiskey’s For Drinkin’ … and Water’s for Fightin’ Over”

California Drought image

As the above quote by Mark Twain jokes, water is a hot topic and will become more so as we move into summer – and as the drought continues. Sierra Foothill Democrats are hosting a community-wide, non-partisan, town hall meeting to discuss water issues of concern to us all. Here is an opportunity to hear two perspectives (statewide and local) on our water problems; how we got here, where we’re at and what the future may hold.

David Abelson, an environmental attorney, former Deputy Attorney General for California, will present a brief history on water in California. Alan Day, a member of the EID Board of Directors and a Director on the El Dorado Water and Power Authority, will discuss our county’s current water issues and what the future may hold.

Time will be provided for questions and answers. You are invited to attend this very important and informative community town hall meeting:
When: Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Cameron Park Community Services District
2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park

To make the most of our time together, and to ensure your questions/concerns are addressed, please email any water questions you may have to:
Charlet Burcin at charlet331@gmail.com

For all other questions, please contact
Chris Berry, Chair
Sierra Foothills Democratic Club
(916) 337-6049

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