Byron McClure, you wrote a very nice-sounding letter in support of the Imperial Irrigation District.
Bad stuff does happen at the IID, though.
1. In the early 1970s the IID lost to a discrimination suit. It wasted thousands of dollars protecting the bad guys at IID.
2. IID employees have since 1990 been calling me and coming to my house to complain. Why me? I don't know. The two departments I hear the majority of complaints of costly blundering, favoritism, (favoritism causes unqualified IID employees being hired and promoted. This causes part of the waste mentioned in the efficiency study) application manipulation are in the water department and mechanical department. This has led to costly litigations. In one case of discrimination the IID has spend close to $1 million to protect the bad guys.
3. In one case job application standards were lowered to favor a supervisor's 19-year-old son over two better IID employees. I hear this is common.