COLAB Event Offers Glimpse of Imperial Valley’s Progress

Imperial Irrigation District Board Chairman James Hanks addresses a gathering of local business, farming and civic leaders at the annual COLAB breakfast held Friday, March 16, at Stockmen’s Club in Brawley.

The Imperial County and Imperial Irrigation District (IID)’s message was hopeful and focused on progress in the Imperial Valley at the 2018 Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business (COLAB) breakfast event held at Stockmen’s Club in Brawley on Friday, March 16. It also highlighted the host of challenges faced by the county and IID, some of which—like the Salton Sea—are common to both agencies.

Imperial County Supervisors Chairman Ray Castillo was the first to speak. In his opening remarks, he reported that the county’s unemployment rate has dropped to 17 percent, down from prior months and years when unemployment has lingered over 20 percent in the county. For those outside

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Salton Sea Workshop Sends Message: Critical Steps Forward on Phased Approach to Restoration

Bruce Wilcox, California Natural Resources Agency Assistant Secretary in charge of Salton Sea policy, talks to a standing-room-only crowd at the Imperial Irrigation District auditorium in El Centro on March 1 regarding the latest progress on the State’s Salton Sea Management Program.

A standing-room-only audience gathered Wednesday evening, March 1, at the Imperial Irrigation District auditorium to hear an update on the latest developments at the Salton Sea. The workshop was the first of two organized by IID, the San Diego County Water Authority, Imperial County and the California Natural Resources Agency. The second will be March 7, in Riverside County at the Coachella City Hall, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Both workshops are meant to keep the public informed on the State’s restoration efforts at the Sea under the Stipulated Order, an amendment to the original water order approving the

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Workshops To Provide Updates on the Salton Sea Set For The Imperial And Coachella Valleys

The Salton Sea is pictured from Obsidian Butte in the sea’s southeast section. In the distance is a geothermal plant.

The San Diego County Water Authority is pleased to be participating in two community workshops that have been organized to discuss the latest developments at the Salton Sea. The first will be held March 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) auditorium in El Centro. The second will be March 7 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coachella City Hall. Speakers at these events will include representatives from the IID, Imperial County, the San Diego County Water Authority and California Natural Resources Agency. After the presentations, there will be a question and answer session with panelists.

The workshops will provide an opportunity to learn more about the Stipulated Order drafted jointly

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