New mayor will be selected during council meeting
By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer
WESTMORLAND — A new mayor will be chosen during the City Council meeting here Wednesday.
Mayor Thomas Marquez's term has expired. The council member chosen by his colleagues to be mayor will appoint a mayor pro tem. The current mayor pro tem is Henry Halcon.
Before the selection of a new mayor, the city Redevelopment Agency will elect a new chairman. Councilman John Makin is the RDA chairman.
The RDA meeting is set to start at 6:30 p.m. while the regular council meeting will start at 7 p.m.
During the RDA meeting, board members, who are the city councilmen, will vote whether to give permission to RDA Executive Director Mike Gaston of the Holt Group of El Centro to send out a request for proposals to any firm interested in building a proposed 25-bed residential drug and alcohol treatment facility for women.