By Patricia Kopf
From Modesto Bee - Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Coalition response...It would be best to allow MID to complete its research regarding any potential sale of water to San Francisco before hitting the 'panic button.' MID is governed by a publicly elected board of directors that is charged with making decisions in the best interest of the district. Water transfers like this have helped fund infrastructure improvements in agricultural water districts all over California and they encourage flexibility in managing our water supplies. Once all of the information is gathered and presented to the MID board, they will be able to make an informed decision on whether it is in the best interest of the district to move forward with the proposal. Remember, the long-term security of MID's water supply remains secure since this proposal involves selling a limited amount of water, not the sale of the water rights themselves.
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