The understood but seldom stated definition of an "expert"is "someone from out of town."
Based on that, the Imperial Irrigation District's "dream team" members, employed for water transfer purposes, are mostly experts (IID's chief legal counsel is local).
Collectively and individually, the Dream Team has played dominant roles in:
(1) Negotiating the transfer agreement
(2) Preparing the petition to transfer of water
(3) Directing the environmental impact studies
(4) Negotiating and drafting the Quantification Settlement Agreement terms
The QSA terms are so complicated that it would appear that the "dream team" members would have extensive ongoing roles in the transfer process. As I told the Water Conservation Advisory Board, IID needs to simplify its QSA terms or the "dream team" will benefit more from the transfer than IID.