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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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updated January 16, 2001)
AGENCY/ORGANIZTION
NAME & TITLE
MAILING ADDRESS
Imperial County Board of Supervisors 4th District
Tom Veysey, Board President

940 West Main Street, Suite 212
El Centro, CA 92243

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD)
Corky Larson, Director

CVWD
73-710 Fred Waring Dr., Suite 200
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-346-1127
FAX 760-340-5949

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD)
Peter G. Nelson, Director

CVWD
P.O. Box 1099

Thermal, CA 92274
760-399-5797
FAX 760-399-1818

Imperial Irrigation District (IID)
Andy Horne, Director

IID
222 South 8th Street

El Centro, CA 92243
760-352-1341
FAX 760-353-1164

Imperial Irrigation District (IID)
Stella Mendoza, Director

IID
491 W. "H" Street
Brawley, CA 92227
760-344-3495
FAX 760-344-1424

Riverside County Board of Supervisors 4th District
Roy Wilson, Supervisor

County of Riverside
46-200 Oasis Street, Suite 318

Indio, CA 92201
760.863.8211,
FAX 760-863-8905

Riverside County Board of Supervisors 3rd District
James Venable, Supervisor

County of Riverside
4080 Lemon Street, 14th Floor

Riverside, CA 92502-1645
909-955-1030,
FAX 909-955-2194

Imperial County Board of Supervisors 5th District  
Wally Leimgruber, Supervisor

Imperial County
940 West Main Street, Suite 212

El Centro, CA 92243
760-339-4290,
FAX 760-352-7876

Imperial County Board of Supervisors 4th District   
Gary Wyatt, Supervisor

Imperial County
659 Sunset Drive
Brawley, CA 92227
760-344-2053
FAX 760-351-0848

Ex-Officio Members 
Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians
Harvey Duro, Ex-Officio

P.O. Box 1160
Thermal, CA 92235

CoachellaValley Association of Governments (CVAG Chairman)
David Berry, Ex-Officio
Mayor of Cathedral City

P.O. Box 5001
Catheral City, CA 92235

California Department of Fish & Game (CDFG)
Dwayne Maxwell, Ex-Officio

330 Golden Shore, Suite 50
Long Beach, CA 90802

Southern Calif. Association of Governments (SCAG)
Judy Mikels, Ex-Officio
Supervisor Ventura County

818 W. 7th ST., 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

State Resources Agency
Michael Placencia
Ex-Officio

1416 9th Street, Suite 131
Sacramento, CA 95814

Thomas Kirk
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SALTON SEA AUTHORITY
Linda Quesnell
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, SALTON SEA AUTHORITY
78401 Highway 111, Suite T, La Quinta CA 92253
phone (760)564-4888 - Fax (760) 564-5288

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
AGENCY/ORGANIZATION
NAME
MAILING ADDRESS
Riverside County
Michael O'Connor

County of Riverside
46-200 Oasis St., Suite 318
Indio, CA 92201

(760) 863-8211
FAX (760) 863-8905

Imperial County
Robertta Burns

Imperial County
940 West Main St., Suite 208
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-7876
FAX (760)352-7876

Imperial Irrigation District
Elston Grubaugh

IID
333 East Barioni Blvd.
Imperial, CA 92251

(760) 339-9751
FAX (760) 339-9009

Coachella Valley Water District
Steve Robbins

CVWD
P.O. Box 1058
Coachella, CA 92236

(760) 398-2651
FAX (760) 398-3711

Note: The following paragraphs are excerpted from The Salton Sea: A Brief Description of Its Current Condition.

About the Salton Sea Authority

The Salton Sea Authority is a joint powers agency chartered by the State of California by a Joint Powers Agreement on June 2, 1993 for the purpose of ensuring continued beneficial uses of the Salton Sea. The Authority is composed of four local agencies:

  • Coachella Valley Water District
  • Imperial Irrigation District
  • County of Imperial
  • County of Riverside

A number of federal, state, and tribal agencies are ex-officio members of the Authority (See BOARD OF DIRECTORS).

The Authority was formed to work with California State agencies, Federal agencies, and the Republic of Mexico to develop programs that would continue beneficial use of the Salton Sea. In the agreement, "beneficial use" includes the primary purpose of the Sea as a depository for agricultural drainage, storm water, and wastewater flows; for protection of endangered species, fisheries, and water fowl; and for recreational purposes.

Since the Authority does not have staff available to provide technical advice to the Board of Director's, a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was established to perform that function. the TAC is composed of staff from the individual Authority member agencies who have knowledge of the Sea and have the ability to work together to address its problems.

The Salton Sea Authority has made a concerted effort to collect all known suggestions for remediation of the Salton Sea and subjected these proposals to formal review against specific criteria. as a result of this effort the Authority has determined that a within-Sea diked impoundment is the most technically and financially feasible methosd of improving conditions in the Sea.

The Salton Sea Authority is also taking concrete steps in preparation for the detailed planning of a remediation project.

(Excerted from The Salton Sea: A Brief Description of Its Current Condition, and Potential Remediation Projects - Salton Sea Authority and The Final Draft Report of the Salton Sea: Alternative Evaluation-Salton Sea Authority, California State Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation)

 

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