The El Centro City Council will hold a public hearing on whether to overturn a city Planning Commission decision that rejected locating an alternative education facility for high school-aged students at 203 E. Ross Road.
The project was rejected by the Planning Commission on a 3-3 vote, with one absence.
The City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1275 Main St. The public hearing is tentatively set for 7 p.m.
The alternative school project is a program designed to meet the academic and vocational needs of students who have been expelled from a comprehensive school and/or placed by probation.
The City Council in May 2000 approved the addition of alternative education schools to the light manufacturing zoning of the area, subject to the issuance of a conditional-use permit. A CUP is a permit that allows a use under specific conditions that assures the use will not be detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare and will not impair the integrity and character of the zone in which it is proposed.