EID Candidate's Integrity Called Into Question
Conspicuous by its absence is any apology, or even acknowledgment, from Greg Prada that he quoted me out of context in his last diatribe. That is a pattern that Prada has established over the past three years – failing to admit a mistake when he’s wrong. Now, in this epistle, Prada puts words in my mouth to make his points. Sorry, but that won’t work any better than quoting me out of context.
Prada’s charge that Paul Raveling is my “disciple” is laughable on several counts. First he elevates me to a higher position than I deserve when he makes Raveling my disciple. I neither help nor encourage Raveling in any way. We have nothing to gain or lose from Raveling’s exhaustive research, except to see truth win. It is interesting that Prada seems to be campaigning against Raveling, who is not even a candidate. Is Prada campaigning against the truth?
Prada asserts that he has incite into my thought processes, when he says that I don’t like him criticizing EID. His accusation not only shows that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, but it also shows that he has a sense of exaggerated self importance. Greg is only one of four current candidates for the EID board criticizing EID. I only ask that he be honest and keep his myriad figures accurate. So far, he fails to meet that test. The true figures are available in a number of online documents at the EID and other web sites.
Again Prada puts words in my mouth, when he charges me with saying that “debt does not matter”. I’ve never said that. Debt does matter. Prada is a master at pointing out problems at EID, both real and imagined. All we hear and read from Prada is angry accusations and figures, until our eyes glaze over from the repetition and detail.
Despite all of his figure quoting, Prada has never understood that operations drive the figures that he quotes. One example is his charge of “excess capacity for the developers”. Each time new infrastructure is built, it must be built for maximum daily demand, not the annual average. It also must assume some growth, otherwise new infrastructure would need to be rebuilt for each new home. New development does pay its share of expanded capacity with hook up charges now exceeding $30,000 for water and sewer for a new home.
If Prada were on the EID board, his presence would be disruptive and ineffective. His opponent, Richard Englefield, has far more successful experience and has displayed a far greater commitment to community than has Prada.
Harry Norris, Camino.