CALEXICO — This city's Mayor Pro Tem John Renison and councilman Frank O. Montoya walked into City Hall chambers Friday to sit in on the Housing Authority board meeting.
"False alarm," Montoya said as he walked to his car two minutes later.
Turns out, board chairman John Romo, commissioners Jose Quiroz, Gloria Rodriguez, Manuel Ayala and Isabel Aguilar and authority Executive Director Lupita Rios couldn't make the meeting.
Each sent letters with varied excuses.
At 5:05 p.m. Friday, before Renison and Montoya walked in, Jesus "Chuy" Solano, vice-chairman of the authority board, called a meeting of one to order.
Sitting alone amongst a row of green chairs, Solano called for an adjournment due to a lack of quorum and the scheduling of the next meeting.