Halcon argued the city has to attract a firm to build in Westmorland. Makin said he isn't against the project but isn't pleased with how the committee was organized.
Mayor Thomas Marquez said both Makin and Halcon had good points.
Thomas Marquez said city officials need to take the lead but more people from the community should be involved. That is when the decision was made to appoint Marquez, Cruz and Gaston to research the project.
After the RDA meeting the RDA members, who are also city councilmen, moved on to City Council matters.
The council unanimously voted to award a contract to Richard Medina Construction of Calipatria for the rehabilitation of residences at 560 W. 8th St. and 393 E. 6h St.
The rehabilitation is part of the Community Development Block Grant, aimed at helping low-income households bring their homes up to modern standards.
Richard Ransdell of the Holt Group said two companies put in bids for the contracts.
The contract for the residence on Eighth Street is for $19,500 while the contract for the home on Sixth Street is for $38,500.
In a separate matter, City Councilman Lawrence Ritchie said he hopes the city will take measures to reduce energy consumption in city facilities by 7 percent.
The suggestion was related to a plan from Gov. Gray Davis' office and the League of California Cities.
"We feel strongly that it is in the best interest of our city and its citizens to make every effort possible to comply with the governor's request. Doing so will ensure that public safety is maintained and the impact of outages on our citizens is minimized," said Ritchie.
Mario Rentería can be reached at 370-8549.