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LWV League of Women Voters of California
El Dorado County, CA November 6, 2001 Election
 Smart Voter Paul T. Converse, P.E.

Candidate for
Board Member; El Dorado Irrigation District; Division 2

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Retired Water Resources Engineer
  • Engineer for both EID and County Water Agency
  • Highly experienced and educated professional
  • Prior General Manager (Water and Sewer Dists.)
  • Extensive, relevant local experience
  • Fair-minded
  • Fiscally responsible
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Reliable, cost effective, high quality utility services
  • Fair and compassionate treatment of staff and the public
  • Local control of local water resources
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Key Endorsements
  • John Rigsby, your 1991-1995 Division 2 EID Director
  • Don Vanderkar, Engineer, Aerojet; and former EID General Manager
  • Paul Hewitt, Ed.D., Superintendent, Mother Lode School District
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Position Papers
In EID's current circumstances any need for a water meter moratorium is a disgrace, resulting from unaddressed distribution system needs which were well documented a dozen years ago, and from a conspicuous lack of leadership, strategic vision and resolve, at the Board level.
EID has put its customers at risk, by forgetting that it is a public utility with a public service responsibility, and by meddling in the business of land use planning, which is the purview of El Dorado County government.
To understand who understands and cares about the rates you pay, look at the voting records regarding Project 184. If Project 184 had been generating power for the past year and a half, as it should have, EID's ratepayers would face a much more attractive prospective. If money to line and cover reservoirs hadn't been squandered on the Hazel Creek Tunnel, that problem would be behind us. Recent Boards have fumbled away countless opportunities.
Campaign Contact Information
Phone: 530-626-4700
Committee to elect Paul T. Converse
P.O. Box 189
Diamond Springs, CA 95619

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