CALEXICO — The elected trustees of the Heffernan Memorial Hospital District could create and fill a paid "director" position at tonight's meeting.
The trustees meet at 6 p.m. in the Calexico Hospital building on Highway 98.
The third agenda item reads, "Elect a paid hospital director."
Trustee David Ouzan said he will oppose the idea if it means a fellow trustee will be paid with district funds.
"We are all directors!" he said.
Ouzan thinks a board member is trying to get paid for district work the person signed up for when seeking a seat on the board.
"(The person) needs to get a job," Ouzan said.
At the last meeting of 2001, there was consensus among trustees that someone needed to be at the long-vacated hospital building to meet with engineers or representatives from health- care providers while the district tries to provide some sort of community service there.