The El Centro City Council is scheduled to take up the issue of what can be done to a council member who has passed himself off as mayor in a number of circumstances.
Councilman David Dhillon conceded he has done so, but that the circumstances are not straightforward. He had asked the issue be discussed privately but was told the issue does not qualify for a closed-session discussion under the state's open meeting laws.
It's uncertain what authority the City Council has to reprimand Dhillon other than to limit his official travels for the city or by seeking his removal from the Southern California Association of Governments, for which he travels extensively.
The council meets in open session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1725 Main St.
In other business, the council will hold a series of public hearings to decide whether it should approve a 162.6-acre development on four parcels of land to the west of the city. On three of the parcels there would be built 325 single-family residences. The area under consideration lies north of Ross Avenue, east of Austin Road, south of an extension of Orange Avenue and west of the Lotus Drain. The fourth parcel is slated to remain under agricultural production for the immediate future and no plans for development yet exist.