I read with some surprise the letter recently penned by Imperial Irrigation District Board President Andy Horne, in which he chided Alex Jack and David Cason for suggesting the IID boards should be split and that their motive for personal gain is at the expense of the community.
I have known Alex Jack for over 35 years and have served on several boards with him. Alex is a businessman and is not against making a profit, but he is also very community-oriented and has given freely of his time and resources to the community. I believe if you ask most of his fellow board members at Brawley Union High School, they would agree.
Mr. Horne's letter appeared to be written with a condescending and contemptuous tone. It is totally inappropriate for an elected official to write such a letter and then place it in our valleywide newspaper.
To answer Mr. Horne's statement that to split the district equitably seems "well nigh impossible," I'm thankful that the pioneer men and women that worked for years to bring water to this valley didn't give up on a dream that must have seemed "well nigh impossible."