It is good to see the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors is interested in creating more public involvement. That is what a government agency should strive for. In this case, the board has changed the hours of its meetings twice a month. Public sessions will start at 5 p.m. two times a month, starting with the first meeting in February.
The board has called it something of an experiment. The board wants to see if more people attend the meetings if they are at a time when more people are off work. It's worth a shot.
We do, however, have some concerns. We have, for the most part, seen many people from the Imperial Valley attend the meetings. Whether they have an interest in major power or water issues, there are certain people who always attend the meetings and regularly express their opinions. We would hate to see these people find themselves unable to attend.