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Unity ceremony planned prior to Calexico City Council meeting

September 17, 2001|By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — Under flags flying at half-staff, the City Council and the Chamber of Commerce will conduct a unity ceremony before Tuesday's City Council meeting for the victims of the attacks on the United States last week.

The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in front of City Hall, 608 Heber Ave.

City officials will address those who gather and there will be an opportunity to show support for the firefighters and other rescue workers by singing, holding hands and joining in prayer, according to Hildy Carrillo-Rivera, chamber executive director.

After the ceremony, the council will conduct its scheduled meeting, discussing Nosotros Park and the possible repeal of a city ordinance that allows for voluntary campaign expenditure limits.

The council will also discuss providing assistance to the victims of Tuesday's attack.

The council will meet in City Hall's council chambers at 6:30 p.m.

The first item on Tuesday's agenda relates to the public library.


Stanley Scott, the president of the library board, will ask the council to approve an increase in various library fees and fines.

The council will discuss a proposed submittal of an application for the Nosotros Park project to be declared an urban recreational and cultural center complete with a museum and facilities for wildlife education or a environmental education program project.

The item was placed on the agenda by councilman Javier Alatorre.

After that, the council will vote on whether to read a new city ordinance that would repeal an ordinance allowing for voluntary campaign expenditure limits for City Council.

If the council decides to read the new ordinance at Tuesday's meeting there would be a second reading before the ordinance could be enacted.

In closed session, the council will conduct a performance evaluation of police chief, Tommy Tunson.

Staff Writer Aaron Claverie can be reached at 337-3419 or

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