Hats off to Imperial Irrigation District board member Stella Mendoza for requesting an audit in reference to the Green Path Project. I appreciate the fact the IID Board of Directors, with the exception of Menvielle, are concerned enough about the future of IID and its customers to have as much information possible before making such an important decision. Menvielle’s reaction is not a surprise as we know his concerns lie with the water interest. And as the advocate for the farmer, that’s understandable.
I have tried repeatedly to get a response from IID Energy Manager John Federowicz regarding IID’s anticipated contractual agreement with Citizens Energy. My question is this: Why in the world would IID contract with the Citizens Energy which does business directly with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez? Yes, the same Hugo Chavez who came to the United States a couple of months ago and made anti-U.S. statements on our own soil. How can IID contribute to the economy of a company (Citizens Energy) which deals directly with a dictator who seeks to destroy our nation? Yet we have IID salivating to expedite the Green Path Project without a detailed evaluation.