CALEXICO — Nosotros Park will be completed and De Anza Middle School could get a long-sought gymnasium.
The City Council, seated as the RDA board, voted 4-1 Tuesday to spend no more than $374,000 to finish the under-construction Nosotros Park on the west side of town. City Councilman Gilbert Grijalva dissented, saying he did not want to allocate so much money to the park.
The board then voted 3-2 to allocate $750,000 toward an application for $1.5 million in state bond money that would pay for a gymnasium at De Anza Middle School.
The gym would be paid for with the $750,000 from the RDA, $750,000 from the Calexico Unified School District and $1.5 million from the state if the district is successful in securing matching funds from state bond money.