The Imperial Irrigation District will continue to work with local agencies and officials toward the creation of a countywide public safety radio communication system.
During its meeting Tuesday, the IID Board of Directors decided two of its members and General Manager Jesse Silva should meet with Imperial Valley Emergency Communication Authority representatives to work out some of the project's sticking points, including funding.
IVECA, made up of local public safety, city and county officials, has proposed to share IID's communication resources. A $3 million infrastructure upgrade, however, is required for the project.
Though IVECA officials have agreed to pay monthly or yearly fees to cover their share of capital costs and maintenance to the system, representatives say they are unable to pay for the $3 million upgrade.