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Coalition response…Proposing that a regional body assume control over locally elected irrigation and water districts may not be a good idea. The board members that make decisions on how best to manage their district have the interests of their constituents to consider. Local accountability is important. That means that the decisions made by an irrigation or water district may not be popular with every voter when they’re made to benefit the overall operation of the district. Delegating that responsibility to a regional authority means that local voters could lose their voice on important local issues.