The Imperial Irrigation District directors are expected to discuss Tuesday placing lifelines across the All-American Canal and developing a board expense policy.
Tuesday's meeting will start at 4 p.m. in IID's headquarters in La Quinta.
The board voted 4-1 to approve placing lifelines across the canal, which serves as a barrier between the United States and Mexico. Director Lloyd Allen cast the sole vote against the lifelines.
Those directors who voted for the lifelines said the goal is not to make it easier for undocumented immigrants to cross the border. They said the goal is to try to prevent deaths, adding too many people drown in the canal.
The board set conditions that must be met if the lifelines are to come to fruition.
They said John Hunter, the man proposing the lifelines, must provide insurance for the project. They said once the lines are in place, there must be proof they are doing what they are meant to do.