EL CENTRO — Two programs the county uses to encourage companies to set up shop in the Imperial Valley have a mixed track record in terms of actually paying off, and in fact may be in the red when the chips are counted.

One, the Agriculture Benefit Program was established by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors to mitigate losses to agricultural production, jobs and our local economy resulting from renewable energy development on farmland in Imperial County.

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Victor Zazueta

So our elected Supervisors have insulated themselves from the bad and stupid decisions made by their Advisory Committees. But where is the fiduciary responsibilities for these failures? Who has been held accountable for these blunders that have cost our public funds millions of dollars? Who sits on these Advisory Committees? And what haven't they been held accountable for their poor recommendations to our even dumber elected officials? Please identify the make-up of these committees. And to have one supervisor say such a flippant and cavalier remark that it was all a gamble they this lost shows that they feel nor remorse for the misuse of public funds.

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