Long-range plans by the state to close the Brawley office of the Department of Motor Vehicles were criticized by the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
It was disclosed at the meeting by county Executive Officer Ann Capela that the state's plan is to build a new center and close Brawley's office.
Rumors have it the new location will be a 17-acre parcel near Costco Wholesale in El Centro.
The supervisors unanimously approved a resolution against the closure of the Brawley office. The resolution emphasizes the large size of the county and the long distances people would have to drive to conduct business at DMV.
It states, "The decision to consolidate these two current undersized locations with a single consolidated facility will cause many residents of the county to be considerably disadvantaged when they find it necessary to conduct business with the Department of Motor Vehicles due to the considerable increased distances they will have to travel."