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Gateway tax hearing set for Tuesday

November 19, 2001|By LAURA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

A public hearing is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday to determine the amount of taxes Gateway of the Americas landowners will pay to support a county service area to manage utilities for the development.

The Gateway development is aimed at attracting industry adjacent to the Calexico East Port of Entry and could create thousands of jobs.

The service area would manage funding for the development's lighting and maintenance and operation of sewer and water plants. The taxes also will provide money to offset the impact of traffic in the area.

Once the service area is operating, the county will be able to start the process to issue building permits to landowners.


The county Board of Supervisors will convene as the Gateway county service area board of directors to conduct the hearing.

Gateway landowners' ballots on the vote are due Tuesday.

At the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, the board is scheduled to discuss and possibly take action on:

· approving consultant agreements for the South Alamo Canal project financing;

· will consider awarding a contract to build the new wing for the county Agricultural Commisioner's Office;

· filling a vacancy on the Children and Families First Commission.

The Board of Supervisors meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the board chambers on the second floor of the County Administration Center, 940 W. Main St., El Centro. Meeting agendas are available online at

>> Staff Writer Laura Mitchell can be reached at 337-3452 or

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