IMPERIAL — Minutes after becoming the new mayor of this mid-Valley city, Doug Cox presided over his first City Council meeting here Wednesday night.
A major item on the agenda was the discussion and approval of a resolution to oppose fallowing agricultural land to restore the Salton Sea.
Bruce Kuhn, a member of the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors, addressed the meeting on this issue.
"We need to make sure that this fallowing proposal is not confused with the San Diego water transfer," said Kuhn. "It is a separate issue in and of itself."
He told council members the thrust of the proposal is to permanently fallow nearly 20 percent of all farmable acreage in Imperial County.