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NID Board Candidates Don’t Often Agree

Four candidates vying for two open seats on the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors in November demonstrated some divergent viewpoints at a virtual forum hosted by the League of Women Voters Monday evening. That included the long-debated Centennial Dam proposal. In Division Five, Rich Johansen says it’s a viable project for increasing storage…

click to listen to Rich Johansen

But John Norton says specifics, especially financial data, have been inadequate and calls the project a budget buster…

click to listen to John Norton

The seat is being vacated by Nick Wilcox. Meanwhile, for the Division Three seat, 20-year incumbent Scott Miller says he’s determined to see Centennial through its completion…

click to listen to Scott Miller

Miller’s opponent, Karen Hull, has stated that district expenses have been growing faster than revenue for many years, with negligible reserves available..

click to listen to Karen Hull

But all four candidates seemed to agree that it’s not feasible for NID to work out an arrangement with PG and E to take over electricity distribution, mainly due to the prohibitive costs of liability insurance. The idea was discussed last year, with the hope of reducing or eliminating the need for Public Safety Power Shutoffs.

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