I would be proud to use San Diego money to make my water use more efficient so new water could be sent to San Diego to enhance its future. Feed the "Imperial Valley chicken," and we will happily provide eggs. But don't expect us to provide ham from our own leg for someone's breakfast.
This is not the pre-Magna Carta era when the king can put on his hobnailed boots and run roughshod over the peasants, taking whatever catches his eye! Enough of the threats, already! Imperial Valley need not, and must not, give in to the bullies.
Since the 1980s we have been asked, told and expected to become more water-efficient so Southern California coastal users could have more water to fuel their economy and flush their ever-increasing number of toilets. They were to pay the cost; we would make ourselves more efficient, keep our farms producing food, and enhance our economy.