CALIPATRIA — The City Council here is looking into the possibility of joining the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corp.
Louis Fuentes, IVEDC executive director, appeared at the council meeting Tuesday night to invite the city to join IVEDC.
Fuentes said IVEDC is dedicated to helping cities in the Valley pursue economic development.
He said Brawley, El Centro and Calexico are members and IVEDC officials are trying to attract the rest of the cities in the county.
Fuentes told the council about IVEDC and how it can help Calipatria in seeking economic development opportunities.
He informed the council about levels of membership: $1,000 will provide the city with information for seeking developers, $5,000 will give it a seat on the board with voting rights, and $10,000 will give the city automatic sponsorship to anything in which IVEDC is involved.
The council will further discuss the matter at its next meeting.
The council granted permission to City Manager Rumualdo Medina to negotiate a lease with Greenfix America on a building on Lyerly Road.