An Imperial Irrigation District commission finalized the scope of work and qualifications for an independent economist to review two economic studies.
The IID community advisory commission decided the economist must be knowledgeable in agricultural economics and any other specialties of candidates can be found out during the interview process.
The economic studies to be reviewed include that which will be in the forthcoming draft environmental impact report/environmental impact statement for the IID/San Diego County Water Authority water transfer due out Jan. 11 and the study in the Salton Sea restoration project draft alternatives report as it applies to fallowing.
CAC member Jim Duggins urged the commission to make the qualifications of the economist loose in order to broaden the number of people who might respond to the request for qualifications. He also said the commission should provide the economist with as much information as possible without conveying an expected outcome of the review.