As a follow up to the Imperial Valley Press editorial, let me get this straight as it baffles all common sense. After spending $830,000 to improve efficiency and cut costs, then wasting eight months in fruitless meetings that have cost untold additional time and money by staff, the district is going to spend another $144,000 before they even start the study on a "continuous improvement program expected to provide Imperial Irrigation District with the appropriate leadership, coaching, planning, problem solving, process improvement and problem solving tools and techniques to help the district transform strategy into result"?
My gosh, isn't this what good managers are expected to do? What have the IID managers who are competitively paid for their education, experience and ability to get the job done been doing? Wasn't the efficiency study created and approved as a road map to implement the efficiencies? What is apparently being acknowledged is IID management is either not trained to manage and doesn't have the ability to do so or they refuse to work together, follow directions and get the job done.