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Calexico City Council to discuss 9/80 at next meeting

August 18, 2001|By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — The Calexico City Council will discuss a 9/80 work schedule at its next meeting, an issue that has divided city's employees.

For a few months some city departments have been trying a 9/80 schedule that allows employees, during two-week work periods, to work nine hours a day for nine days instead of eight hours a day for 10 days .

Employees can take a Monday or Friday off every other week if on a 9/80 work plan.

Recently there have been concerns raised by the Miscellaneous Employees Association regarding which departments have implemented the schedule and which haven't.

The City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall.

In addition to the 9/80 issue, the council will discuss planning a downtown cleanup day and possibly set times, dates and locations for community input meetings in different neighborhoods to inform residents of various city projects.

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This cleanup day would be a joint effort between the city and the Chamber of Commerce and is being proposed after residents have complained to the City Council about the condition of the downtown area.

The community meetings are proposed to inform and get input from Calexicans concerning proposed city-funded projects such as a sports park, aquatic center, conference center, performing arts center and to hear their requests for a new police substation, more police officers, cleaner streets or anything else on their minds.

Regarding the substation, City Manager Richard Inman said Saturday that any building used as a substation also would be new place for the Police Athletic League to meet.

He said he will use the information that City Councilman Javier Alatorre and the Police Athletic League have assembled during their meetings to determine the best place for a new substation.

Alatorre said Saturday that he has met with PAL representatives, who are excited to help the community.

Staff Writer Aaron Claverie can be reached at 337-3419 or claverie7@hotmail.com

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