It may seem like a minor oversight that the Riverside County Web site fails to mention that among the counties Riverside borders is Imperial County. And truthfully, it's not as though our identity depends on Riverside acknowledging us. Nevertheless, it would be nice to be noticed by our neighbors.
We urge Riverside County officials to make a change to their Web site. At the least it's the neighborly thing to do. However, just in case county officials there cannot think of a reason to properly identify Imperial County, we thought we'd offer a few.
· The Imperial Irrigation District — based in small, insignificant Imperial County — supplies power to a portion of Riverside County. While we're on the topic of the IID, a portion of Riverside County is looking toward a deal with the IID to increase the water supply to that area.
· Imperial County is home to the most state-of-the-art, albeit a bit smelly, beef-processing plant in the nation. It is a facility that could prove beneficial to the entire state. Already the beef plant has had a drastic impact on the unemployment rate in Imperial County.