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Company seeks $400,000 from RDA

November 12, 2001|By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — A Los Angeles-based data-processing company has asked the Calexico Redevelopment Agency for $400,000 to expand its existing business here.

The City Council, acting as the agency board, will vote on the request during Tuesday's regular RDA meeting in City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,

For the past few months U.S. Data Source has been training residents of the Calexico Housing Authority and CalWORKs clients to punch in information from insurance forms into computer databases.

Company officials have said U.S. Data Source intends to hire 100 people by the end of the year and set up computer stations in the old coffee shop area of the historic Hotel De Anza.

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The agency board also will hear a presentation from Seattle-based R.W. Beck on a "public health protection project" associated with the New River.

Recently, the RDA paid Beck $150,000 to solicit humanitarian loans to pay for the covering and piping of the New River from the border to Highway 98.

After the presentation, the agency will vote on a request from the Calexico Community Action Council for financial assistance in the construction of 62 homes.

Then the agency will considers a request from the Calexico Housing Authority for $400,000 regarding funding for affordable housing.

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

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