I'm disappointed that the Imperial Irrigation District board has not put a goal (amount of money that should be saved) by the efficiency committees. Even a goal to save even $7 million, which is less then a quarter of the estimated money, is going to be a big challenge to the committees.
The committees are mostly managers. The problem is that half of them are going to put in 110 percent to achieve the savings and the other half is going to fight all the way to keep the status quo.
Because there's no accountability, the ones fighting to keep the status quo have the upper hand (the IID is not going to fire them). They don't want to give up the perks, don't want to give up their little kingdoms, don't want be responsible for their decisions that cost the IID money, don't want to be exposed as not the sharpest pencil in the box. If this is not changed the savings are going to be minimal. The one question is why is the IID in this mess.