CALEXICO — The Heffernan Memorial Hospital District trustees hope to take advantage of the recent largess of this city's Redevelopment Agency.
At their board meeting Wednesday in the Calexico Hospital building, the trustees' attorney, Eduardo Rivera of Calexcio, noted the grant the RDA board gave outright to developer Sam Jack of Indio on Tuesday.
District chairwoman Norma Apodaca said, "If they can give him (Jack) $350,000, maybe they can help us with our loan."
The RDA sued the hospital district earlier this year because the district had not paid off a 1997 $450,000 loan.
There has been no official comment from RDA board members concerning the loan.
But Apodaca hopes that its recent willingness to help a developer from Indio could increase the district's bargaining power.
"If they don't grant us the money maybe they could help us fix the air conditioning," Apodaca said.
As she said that, beads of sweat glistened on her lip from the heavy and warm air that filled the mostly vacant hospital building.