LA QUINTA — Employee representatives of the Imperial Irrigation District are expected to present their requests for pay and benefits increases at Tuesday's meeting of the IID Board of Directors.
District management has reportedly already made an offer to employees.
The board meets in open session at 1 p.m. in the La Quinta IID boardroom, 81-600 Ave. 58.
The board also will:
· consider a request to hire an independent economist to study two separate reports. The first is the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation study of the economic impacts of fallowing and the second is the economic impacts of the water-conservation alternatives in the draft environmental study for the pending water transfer.
The request is being made by the IID's community advisory commission, which approved a recommendation that the IID board request a longer comment period, to 90 days from 60, from Reclamation for the draft environmental study, due out Jan. 11.