The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors voted to pay about $1 million to complete the environmental process associated with the IID/San Diego County Water Authority transfer.
The amount includes $985,000 for completion of the final environmental document, which will include comments to be submitted on the draft document out for public review.
The approved amount only includes half of a cost overrun — $287,375 — for the draft document, or $143,687.50.
As has become the norm on issues associated with transfer costs, the vote was 4-1, with board President Stella Mendoza voting "no."
The motion that was passed included language to ask the other water agencies — SDCWA, the Coachella Valley Water District and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California — to help pay certain costs.