I've always interpreted "What's the bottom line?" and "Keep it simple, stupid" to be typical political blurbs that translate:
(1) What's in it for me?
(2) If the answer is "nothing," don't waste your time
Live and learn, for the "bottom line" can be a core "public interest" type policy statement, e.g.
-There shall be no fallowing
This policy is imbedded in the water transfer agreement between the Imperial Irrigation District and San Diego County Water Authority. From the onset, IID Director Stella Mendoza's position has been:
-I oppose fallowing
It's simple. It's effective.
I was surprised to learn that Imperial Valley United had adopted a "no-fallowing" position.
The water transfer law includes: