Councilman Leonard Vasquez, Baker and Beltran voted in favor. Councilmen Robert Nakadaira and Royal Sage were not at the meeting.
Vasquez made a motion to change the name of Elder Street to Francisco Quiroz Street. His motion was not seconded and died.
Beltran then made a motion to rename it Emanuel Street, which Baker seconded.
Vasquez voted against that street name but the measure passed because in voting on resolutions only the majority of council members at the meeting must vote in favor.
Quiroz was a Mexican-American pioneer grocer in Calipatria who paved Delta Street because it would frequently flood and hurt his food and fruit business he ran from a shack.
City Manager Romualdo Medina said the names will be changed in about 90 days.
Medina also announced a list of names called in by residents.
Also at the meeting, the council voted unanimously to join the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corp., a private corporation that works to bring economic development to the Valley.
Calipatria was to join at a level where it would had to have been approved by a majority of the IVEDC board to get a voting seat on the board.
IVEDC CEO/President Luis Fuentes suggested the city come in at a higher class to automatically have a voting right.
The lower membership would have cost the city $1,000 while the higher one was $5,000.
The council voted to join at the $1,000 level but would upgrade to the $5,000 if funds become available.
Baker voiced concern to Fuentes about past cases when economic development organizations failed to bring development to the Northend.
Fuentes responded that IVEDC has a responsibility of helping all local cities in every way it can and assured he would not overlook the Northend.
Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3435.