The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors recently received draft copies of an efficiency study that point out areas in which the district is heavy around the midsection.
The study points out problems such as the underuse of the district's computer systems and the excessive fleet of vehicles. A portion of the study the district is to receive Monday will pinpoint steps the district should take to streamline operations.
We urge the board to respond in strong fashion. The board spent a great deal of money on the efficiency study and we would hate to see all that go to waste.
Beyond that, from the portions of the study we've seen, it appears there are a number of issues the board needs to address. To adequately serve the district's power and water users and not do so at exorbitant prices, the district must attempt to streamline where possible — and start with the vehicle fleet, which has an unbelievable ratio of almost one vehicle per employee.