CALEXICO — The City Council here could approve a controversial alteration of the city's redevelopment plan called "Amendment 4" at Tuesday's meeting.
The amendment would divert millions of dollars in future taxes into the till of the Calexico Redevelopment Agency instead of the coffers of the city's general fund.
City services such as public works and the fire and police departments are paid from the general fund.
All five members of the City Planning Commission and City Treasurer Rudolfo Moreno oppose the amendment.
Moreno argued during a June 5 hearing that there were no assurances from the writer of the amendment, Marshall Linn, that the general fund will be able to pay for essential services if the amendment is approved.
Linn is president of the RDA consulting firm, Urban Futures, of Orange. He is on retainer with the Calexico RDA.
Linn didn't address Moreno's complaints specifically.
He told Moreno and other opponents of the amendment at the June 5 meeting that the city would be missing a big opportunity to plan for the next 15 years if it didn't approve the amendment.