CALEXICO — The Calexico Housing Authority board of commissioners met here Monday as a pending 32-page report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development likely containing evidence of violations by the board and the authority administration loomed overhead.
Any possible violations could invoke federal penalties that would nullify or retroactively erase many of the board's decisions.
The violations cited in the report could include the misuse of federal funds and procedural miscues by the board, plus mistakes in the internal auditing process of the authority's business by the administration, according to authority interim director Juan Ortiz.
He said the findings in the HUD report could strip the board of some of its powers and include penalties for the administration.
Many agenda items were postponed or tabled until the contents of the report are released, but the board did vote to deny a request from the authority Executive Director Lupita Rios for "payment of vacation time" and Commissioner John Romo's request to travel to Irvine to attend a HUD training seminar with authority staff.