EID critic tosses hat in ring for seat on board
There are two spots available, one in Division 2 and another in Division 4.
“Unless two fiscally responsible and knowledgeable EID directors are elected this November, EID’s continuing wasteful deficit spending will continue to pummel ratepayers,” Prada said. “An 11 percent water rate hike already has been board-approved for January 2014 with more to come unless spending is slashed by a new board-majority.”
Prada has been an outspoken opponent of EID and its spending practices.
“If you want an EID Division 2 director who will fight to stop EID’s runaway spending and rate hikes, who over the past three years publicly and repeatedly has proven he stands up for ratepayers like you, and who will vote against special deals for developers and other special interests,” he said, “I need your support.”
This November’s EID elections will be about fiscal responsibility and whether ratepayers wish to continue EID’s deficit spending status quo or whether spending, debt and rate hikes are of higher concern to them than EID investing in more capacity growth for new development and future residents, Prada said.
EID Division 4 includes Serrano, Bass Lake and most of Cameron Park. Most all of Division 4’s eligible voters receive sewer services from EID.
EID Division 2 is far more diversified and a blended rural/suburban microcosm of EID in its totality.
Half of its Division 2 eligible voters are rural and receive water but no sewer services from EID. Division 2 is centered in Shingle Springs, but stretches from El Dorado Hills Town Center to Outingdale, south east of Placerville.
“We need some sort of change in the board,” said Helen Knight, of Shingle Springs. “The rates have gotten out of control.”
To learn more about Prada and his campaign, visit www.Prada4Ratepayers.org.