CALEXICO — City Attorney Michael Rood said there would be no conflict of interest if Calexico City Councilman Gilbert Grijalva were hired by the Calexico Housing Authority as its interim executive director.
"The difference we have here with Grijalva is we don't have two public offices. One is employment and one is public office, so the incompatibility of offices issue doesn't apply," Rood said.
Rood agreed with the interim legal counsel for the Housing Authority, Eduardo Rivera, that if Grijalva is hired he would not be allowed to vote on matters concerning the Housing Authority during his time as interim director.
"Anything that comes up at council level would directly affect the Housing Authority. He'll have to abstain and not participate in those decisions," he said.