CALIPATRIA — City Council members engaged in a heated discussion Tuesday night in the renaming of East Elder Street to Emanuel Street.
Frank Emanuel was a former chief of police who served the city about 15 to 20 years.
At the meeting, councilman Leonard Vasquez presented a list of petitions totaling more than 100 names of people who wish to see the street named after Francisco Quiroz.
Vasquez said Quiroz was one of the first merchants in the city and used his own money to pave East Elder Street.
"I'm ashamed that we can't have it named after somebody who worked for it. He earned it," said Vasquez during the meeting.