A community advisory committee to the Imperial Irrigation District reported this week that issues need to be resolved before the transfer of water to San Diego from Imperial County can go forward.
As your typical teen-ager might say, "Duh!"
We don't mean that as a slap at the CAC. The group took its task seriously. It was charged with advising the IID board on the socioeconomic impacts of the pending transfer of water from Imperial County to San Diego. A diverse group of people met regularly, considered community input, worked hard and did what it was tasked with doing.
And its overall conclusion is the same one we and others (including some CAC members, speaking off the record) have been saying for years: this thing is far from ready to go.
The CAC made 15 recommendations to the IID board in its report, which will be submitted to the IID board and as an official comment for the transfer's environmental impact report/environmental impact statement.