BRAWLEY — In a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Brawley City Council met in closed session to discuss labor negotiations with various city employee organizations.
The council also discussed extending the contract of City Manager Jerry Santillan for three years.
Councilwoman Jo Shields said the council took no official action out of closed session on finalizing contracts with Santillan or the employee groups.
She said such actions could come during the council's regularly-scheduled meeting Tuesday.
Santillan has served as city manager since 1995. In a past interview Brawley Mayor Wayne Johnson said the council was in unanimous support of extending his contract for three years and in granting him a raise.
Johnson has credited Santillan for his efforts to bring in grant funding to help develop projects such as the city's new water treatment plant and the proposed upgrade to the waste-water treatment plant.