In their responses to the Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers vote of no confidence, Mr. Horne and Ms. Mendoza are way off base. Ms. Mendoza, you are correct that you were elected to represent all of the Imperial Valley, but to say you were not elected to serve as a fiduciary representing the narrow interests of the landowners or any other particular group just goes to show your and the IID board's disregard for the facts.
Without going into all of the malfeasance of the board during the last five years, the water department cannot be treated the same as the power department. It is time to call for the separation of the two departments.
Mr. Horne and Mr. Maldonado, start the 10-year process of the separation now and allow the landowners to elect their own board. You can keep the power department; that way you won't have to worry about politics.