U.S. Supreme Court

EL CENTRO — Imperial Irrigation District Board President Jim Hanks issued the following statement regarding Michael Abatti's petition to the United States Supreme Court to overturn the Appellate Court’s decision concerning IID owning the rights to the water and the landowners and farmers having a right to water service.

“The Board respects Mr. Michael Abatti’s right to pursue resolution in this matter and the Board has committed to meet its oath of office and its fiduciary duties of care and loyalty as elected officials of the IID. While both parties hold steadfast to their positions on the matter, waiting for a decision whether the case will be accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court, the IID plans to move forward in implementing an equitable distribution plan consistent with the Appellate Court decision while on a parallel path of preparation for defense,” said Hanks.

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