"Only in Calexico" means irresponsible, dubious, strictly political decisions that defy explanation. For the past six to seven years new leadership has improved our image and almost completely erased this negative perception.
But! Calexico may be on the verge of committing "the mother of all only in Calexico" debacles.
On Jan. 26 the city Planning Commission discovered an extremely serious flaw in a sub-division map. The developer, with many years of experience, for some inexplicable reason, overlooked basic traffic calculations for an important street.
The developer is pressed for time and has invested a lot of money and effort in this project. You can imagine his frustration.
His project was about to be approved when fate intervened. A traffic engineer happened to be present for another matter and was casually asked his opinion of the map. He immediately pointed out obvious and very serious safety problems.