Dear Sen. Feinstein:
Threatening the Imperial Valley, the Imperial Irrigation District and the citizens of our desert areas with a takeover of the Colorado River rights may seem a small thing to you in California's northern climes; especially to those who rarely visit our area — and politically you may not think our Imperial Valley's 50,000 or so votes mean much in the "grand scheme of things," that we are politically expendable, and you may believe, as it would appear, that the million votes in greater San Diego are more important than we; however, if you think your selling out to the San Diego/L.A. votes versus grabbing the water from the Imperial Valley will go unnoticed at the polls come next election — hold hands with Gov. Davis.
Sure, you might win over votes in the greater San Diego area, but honestly, California doesn't need another "Owens Valley." If San Diego and those on the west side of the mountains from our desert area don't want a large percent of our state's vegetables and animal fodder to disappear, then they and you should rethink strategies.