The Calexico City Council on Feb. 19 unanimously approved a $160,450 change order to a streets project that started in Summer 2019 and is rehabilitating about 50 streets. The initially approved cost was $5.14 million.
The additional work was
added to the city’s 2019-20 roads project after numerous requests from the
public to address the poor conditions of Second Street/Anza Road between Gran
Plaza Circle and the All-American Canal, Public Works Manager Liliana Falomir told
The additional funds will
come from a 2018 Imperial County Local Transportation Authority bond paid for
through Calexico’s share of the Measure D half-cent sales tax.
The project is being
completed by Aggregate Products Inc. of Pico Rivera.
Expansion of Pot Zone
The council also voted to
expand the city’s Cannabis Overlay Zone. The change will go into effect 30 days
from the vote.
The zone, to which all of
Calexico’s cannabis business activity is confined, was expanded by one parcel
at 120 W. Cole Blvd. The location was approved because it includes warehousing
space and access to water and electric power.
The council voted
unanimously to name Mayor Bill Hodge as its delegate to the Southern California
Association of Governments’ Regional Conference and General Assembly Conference
in Palm Desert in May. City Council Member Rosie Fernandez was named an
Council Member David
Romero appointed Aram Herrera to the city Personnel Commission and Council
Member Morris Reisen re-appointed Maria Acevedo to the Library, Arts and
Reisen delayed naming
someone to the Personnel Commission until the March 4 meeting.