(IID going into the New Year without a budget)….It is not a surprise.
The Imperial Irrigation District operates under a calendar year, and they are supposed to adopt an operational budget by the first of the year. Current Board President Matt Dessert had said he did not feel a spending plan would be in place until late January. The 2013 budget was not approved until March. Dessert said he was confident the process would not draw out that long for the 2014 budget. During the special budget meeting Monday, the board adopted a continuing resolution that will enable the district, on a temporary basis, to fund essential services, provide for operational expenditures and allow existing projects to proceed without interruption.