CALEXICO — The Calexico Housing Authority Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to offer the position of acting executive director to Calexico Councilman Gilbert Grijalva.
Commissioner John Romo dissented.
Romo agreed with the rest of the board that naming an acting director was urgent but said the board should seek more candidates before making the decision.
Before the board voted to offer the position to Grijalva, Romo made a motion to wait a week and direct the authority's legal counsel to seek more candidates.
His motion was rejected by a 4-1 vote.
The board needs to fill the position because Executive Director Lupita Rios is on a month-long leave of absence. The reason for the leave of absence is confidential, according to Rivera.