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    February 19, 2021

    IMPERIAL — In the course of crafting its 2021 strategic plan, one of the issues the Imperial Irrigation District’s Board of Directors has considered is how better to address “unfunded” state and federal mandates; that is, rules the public utility is expected to follow out of its own pocket.

    There no clearer example of such a mandate that California’s guidelines for electric vehicles. In less than three years, when looking for a new vehicle for its fleet, IID will be purchasing electric cars, equipment and trucks.

    Michael Maresh