(How should IID Directors be elected?)….That is the question before the Imperial Irrigation District Board.
Directors are currently elected at large, or by voters in the entire County. The question is, should they be elected only by their individual districts. There is a movement in the state pushing for the later. Tuesday the Imperial Irrigation District Directors decided to leave it up to the electorate. They approved a resolution that would place the issue on the November 2014 ballot. The Board has said they would stand behind whatever the electorate decides. The District’s legal department says the November 4th election would not unduly disrupt the 2014 director elections, and if the voting system in fact changes, it would provide ample time for implementation in advance of the 2018 elections.