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Members of the Klamath Water and Power Agency have declined to reinstate the executive director position it eliminated last week.

According to board member Bill Heiney, the agency’s executive director position, which was held by Hollie Cannon, was eliminated because the board wants the Basin ag community to have a “more unified voice.”

At a special board meeting Tuesday, board members reasserted their confidence in the prior vote.

The board voted to eliminate the position on July 7, the same day as the monthly KWAPA board meeting. After the meeting, the board discussed eliminating the executive director position in executive session. The board then moved back into regular session to vote. Heiney motioned to eliminate the executive director position and Gary Wright seconded the motion. Three board members voted in favor; one voted against the motion and one abstained, according to Cannon.