The Calexico City Council, seated as the Calexico Redevelopment Agency, made the right choice recently when it approved placing traffic signals at the intersection of Meadows Road and Highway 98. These signals will make it much safer for young people to make their way to and from Calexico High School.
We do understand there are concerns about how the project would be funded. Council members have said the cost of the project should not exceed $1.2 million, and they want to see if the project can be funded through other revenue sources along with funds from the RDA. The council will consider the issue at its meeting next week.
Council members seem to be serious about making the project happen, and it makes sense to find other revenue sources beyond RDA funds. From information during a recent meeting, the cost of the project would completely use up all existing RDA moneys. We do not want to see all such funds go to one project when there may be others that are equally deserving of funding.