In September, Andy Horne was defending Imperial Irrigation District employees and how necessary they were. But in November he, along with Lloyd Allen, voted to give Irby and Asplundh $14 million in jobs that were performed by Valley residents are now performed by an outside company.
Why the sudden change? His action makes me realize how easy it would be for a company with $14 million to corrupt the directors and top management at IID.
If Irby and Asplundh are like Enron, they will do whatever is necessary to retain a contract with IID, influencing our directors by secretly offering them free trips, expensive gifts, placing relatives on the payroll.
Al Capone corrupted Chicago with his millions. Irby and Asplundh have millions to corrupt IID.
How will the public be able to monitor these companies when Irby is from Mississippi and Asplundh is from Pennsylvania?
Some IID supervisors are carpetbaggers who are more interested in putting another dollar in their pockets then serving the community. Irby has their loyalty.