Prop 218

Prop 218

The Consolidated Irrigation District (CID or District) is seeking approval from landowners to increase its assessments on land in the District. In 2014, Governor Brown signed into law the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), which provides local agencies with authority to manage groundwater basins in a sustainable manner. SGMA defines sustainable groundwater management as the management of groundwater supplies in a manner that can be maintained during the planning and implementation horizon without causing undesirable results. If a local agency is not managing its groundwater sustainably, SGMA directs the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to protect the groundwater resource until that local agency can sustainably manage the groundwater in its basin. In addition to the Public Hearing, Consolidated Irrigation District is hosting a number of Community Meetings in regard to the Prop 218 Assessment Increase. The meetings will be held on:

  • Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at the Kearney Ag Center, Nectarine Room from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Click for AGENDA)
  • Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at the City of Selma, Council Chambers from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at the Kearney Ag Center, Nectarine Room from 6:00 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 30th, 2018** at the Caruthers Fair Grounds, Large Room from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ** Please note that this is a date/location change.
  • Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at the Sun Maid Conference Room from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

About CID Briefing Paper

Prop 218 Briefing Paper

SGMA Briefing Paper

Engineer's Report

CID Public Notice

Community Meeting Notice

Thank You to our Supporters

  • Jeff Tipton, Tipton Farms
  • Mitch Bagazarian, Baggie Farms
  • Rich Schuil, Schuil Farms
  • Michael Kazarian, RK Limited
  • Santokh Dhillon, DG Farms
  • Jaswant Bal
  • Tom Riley
  • Thomas Chandler, Chandler Farms
  • Kam Boparai, Boparai
  • Rick Lenocker
  • Raj Kylar, Kylar Farms
  • Baljit Boparai, Boparai Farms
  • Amarinder Gill, Gill Operations
  • John Chandler, Chandler Farms
  • Michael Flynn, Suncrest Bank
  • Glenn Martin, ME-Vineyards Management
  • Monna Hamby, Parlier
  • Mitchel Ritchie, Sihota Farms
  • Rodney Milton, Parlier
  • Steve Spate, Fresno
  • Thomas Benzler, Fresno
  • Tony Lewis, Kingsburg
  • Earl Hudson, Sanger
  • Larry Cruff, Cruff Farms
  • Ray Moles, Ray Moles Farms
  • Richard Littrell, Fresno
  • Harry Berberian, Harry Berberian & Sons
  • Sonny Kazerian, RK Limited
  • Paul Sihota, HPS Farming Inc
  • David Kazanjian, Selma CA
  • Gary Serrato, Fresno Irrigation District
  • Blake Carlson, Kingsburg CA
  • Michael Avedisian
  • Brenton Shafer, Selma CA
  • Robert Jackson, DayBreak Organics
  • Russel & Matthew Efird, Double E Farms Inc.
  • Laurel Ridgway, Okubo-Ridgway Farm
  • Simon Sihota, Sihota Farms
  • Gregory Mizuno, Reedley CA
  • Walter Mizuno, Reedley CA 

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