Imperial Irrigation District ( IID ) General Manager Henry Martinez spoke before the Water Planning and Stewardship Committee of the Metropolitan Water District ( MWD ) Monday.

Martinez spoke in opposition of the MWD's proposal that would authorize the MWD to participate in the Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan ( DCP ) without the Imperial Irrigation District. The full Metro[polytan Board will vote on that proposal today. Martinez told the committee , " We all need to cross the finish line together , in California and across the two basins , but that won't happen by taking short cuts , environmental , economic or otherwise."