HEBER — This township needs to become a city so it doesn't get "crunched in between El Centro and Calexico," according to George Aguilar, general manager of the Heber Public Utility District.
"If we don't act now El Centro and or Calexico will expand and swallow us up," Aguilar said.
When he leads a town hall meeting Wednesday, Aguilar will espouse cityhood.
The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the Heber Elementary School cafeteria and residents of the Heber township, business owners and property owners will have a chance to weigh in with their opinions.
If the majority of the citizens at the meeting support moving forward with the process of becoming a city, Aguilar said it will be put up for a vote in an election.
At the meeting, the utility district's attorney, Steve Walker of El Centro, will outline the steps for the township to become a city.