At a recent California League of Cities workshop in Monterey, the Calexico City Council got a glimpse of what may prove to be a future venture for the municipality — the construction of a sports complex.
Council members had their appetites whetted for an indoor facility that could house weight-training equipment, a swimming pool, a basketball court and a lap track. Calexico Mayor Pro Tem John Renison said looking into the construction of such a facility "is a quality of life issue."
Providing recreation facilities such as a sports complex and the under-construction Nosotros Park, with its skateboarding element, are certainly worthy quality of life-enhancing projects, but when is enough enough? And is such talk yet enough?
The council, which also serves as the Calexico Redevelopment Agency board, in recent weeks has set up public workshops to get public input on how RDA funds can better be spent on the community. While we're sure many who attend the workshops will fully support a complex, we're not sure anyone, including council members, have thought this through, considering a sports complex would likely require a combination of private and public funding.