The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors voted unanimously to direct district staff to begin formulating a plan to implement the recently completed efficiency study.
Leading the effort will be IID General Manager Jesse Silva, who said the plan will include which parts of the study get implemented, a schedule of priorities, the processes to be used, who will do the work, legal office input, consultant input and employee group input.
Silva said the plan should take about 45 days to develop.
One IID employee criticized the board and the $831,000 study. He said the board members who approved the study had their heads "where the sun don't shine," and that the cost could have been saved by doing the study in-house.
Division 2 Director Bruce Kuhn, one of the three directors who voted to commission the study, said employee comments alleging the board does not trust the employees are a double-edged sword, because at times it sounds like the employees do not trust the board. He denied the board does not trust employees.