Re "Supervisor's trial has El Dorado political world seething" (April 18): Sacramento Bee journalist Peter Hecht has spotlighted El Dorado County's long-simmering political climate. We live with blatant corruption and cronyism. Hopefully, this may now be coming to a head with the Trial of Supervisor Ray Nutting on felony abuse of paperwork. Both sides are accusing the other of political motivations and personal agendas.
Our problem is one of entrenched set of elected officers and department heads. Some have served for more than 30 years. They control the county and are rarely challenged in an election. One of them is the auditor controller. He has a history of aggressive behavior and is being investigated for sexual harassment again. We don't know how much his issues have cost us in the past.
Our DA got his competition removed and is in the middle of the crony network.
-- Ernie Louis, Placerville