Should Heber become a city?
The unincorporated community between El Centro and Calexico has a population comparable to some smaller incorporated cities in the Imperial Valley. The community has a school district that takes students though the eighth grade, is growing and is going through major expansion of its utility systems to accommodate that growth.
While it is too early for us to advocate Heber becoming a city, it is an idea that should be explored by residents.
There is a lot to consider in becoming a city. If it were to happen, Heber would cease to just have a utility district responsible solely for the maintenance of services. A Heber City Council, which would have to be formed, would be responsible for providing for the safety and welfare of those in the community.