Re "Water board OKs raises for general manager, lawyer" (Our Region, Dec. 11, 2012): Once again, the El Dorado Irrigation District board voted 4 to 1 (board member Alan Day voting no) to approve 7 percent pay raises for staff each year for the next three years.
Look at the increase in your water and sewer bill to see what these pay raises are costing you. Yes, rates are up and so employees now are getting big pay hikes.
When is the last time you received 21 per cent over three years as a raise? This EID board is out of touch with ratepayers and our current economic environment. Instead of lavish raises, why not give ratepayers a rate reduction?
-- Bob Luca, El Dorado Hills