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Voice: Hurley off base in attack on Imperial Valley United

August 09, 2001

Much of what Cliff Hurley writes in his numerous letters to "Voice of the People" is entertaining, if not particularly informative. But his recent characterization of Imperial Valley United as a tool of the pro-binational aqueduct contingent is unfair and patently untrue.

On the contrary, the steering committee of our organization is on record opposing such an aqueduct, and we were instrumental in bringing the matter before the Imperial Irrigation District board for a vote last October, when it adopted a position similar to ours.

For Mr. Hurley to now include us in his supposed "Skarves" hierarchy can mean only one of two things: he is either unaware of the facts or has conveniently decided to ignore them. The truth is that IVU exists solely to protect the Imperial Valley's historic water rights, a goal which, ostensibly, Mr. Hurley also shares.

He is, of course, entitled to his opinions, but it would be refreshing if he would check his facts before advancing his latest conspiracy theory, especially as it regards Imperial Valley United.

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LARRY BRATTON

J.P. MENVIELLE

Imperial Valley United co-chairs

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