Two days ago I read where Sen. Dianne Feinstein was demanding that IID fallow land and transfer water or the feds would take the water. I think that Sen. Feinstein is misadvised to say the least, and it is incumbent on the elected officials and water experts of Imperial County to inform her of the negative impact of fallowing.
Feinstein has been an advocate for programs protecting the poor and is supportive of economic development for low-income areas. She needs to be corrected on her pro-fallowing stand; it contradicts economic goals she shares with this county.
However, I was disheartened that we would win the policy battle when I read Bruce Kuhn's comments about the senator. When an elected director of one of the largest water districts in the West attacks a senator in public in those terms, it does not look good for the home team.
Mr. Kuhn represents thousands of district constituents, and there is no room for personal ranting. The responsibility to those who elected Mr. Kuhn is too great. If he needs to vent his anger over an ill-informed senator's stand on fallowing, please let him do it out of ear shot of the media. School-yard language berating a senator does not befit an IID director and does not serve the constituents' goals of economic prosperity.