The Imperial Irrigation District is set to hold a public workshop today to go over different ethical issues that the district specifically, and public agencies as a whole, are facing, as well as going over its procurement policy updates.
Because district staff is introducing an ethics policy and has named an ethics officer, it seems like the right time to bring in someone to go over ethics for public officials, he said.
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A partner with the employment law and labor relations law firm Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Los Angeles office, Mark Meyerhoff will be the main presenter during the three-hour-long scheduled workshop. Meyerhoff has expertise in class-action litigation, employment law, investigations, labor relations, litigation services and public safety, according to the Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Web site.
After the ethics policy, scheduled to start at 2 p.m., the board is set to talk over other issues, including changes to its procurement policy. Last week the board got its first look at the first of two bidding process changes, and the second one is set to be presented today.
Many of the changes that IID staff and board members have talked about are set to be included in the policy presented today. Those changes include prequalification of bidders, justification of why the lowest bid isn’t chosen and an appeal process.
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If you go
What Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting
When 2 p.m. today ethics workshop, 5 p.m. today meeting
Where W.R. Condit Auditorium, 1285 Broadway, El Centro