Greg Prada accused of Class Warfare in EID cost study
Fellow committee members rip EID critic
Inflammatory statements by persistent critic Greg Prada inflamed two who served on the El Dorado Irrigation District’s Cost of Services study committee with Prada.
Prada was indirectly quoted in the Feb. 24 Mountain Democrat as saying, “low agriculture rates are the result of an industry that hasn’t had to pay its share of water delivery costs and a district that likes to have ‘irrigation’ in its name.”
“I don’t know where to start” said Rainbow Orchard owner Tom Heflin, who is also a professor of economics and finance at California State University Sacramento. “Off the top of my head ag uses approximately 9 percent of the water in the district as opposed to the 17 percent (stated in the Feb. 24 article on ag rates).
“When I agreed to serve on the Cost of Service committee … we sat around the table and said ...