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Carrillo appointed mayor of Brawley

January 03, 2002|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — The City Council here unanimously voted Wednesday night to appoint councilwoman Toni C. Carrillo as the new mayor, replacing Wayne Johnson.

Councilman John Benson was appointed mayor pro tem.

Councilman Steve Vasquez nominated Carrillo and was seconded by councilwoman Jo Shields. Carrillo was next in line to become mayor in the rotation of council members after serving two years of her first four-year term on the City Council.

Carrillo said she wishes to, "accomplish more growth. With the beef plant completed we have more opportunity for growth and expansion."

She said she wants to work closely with those involved in the building of the San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus in Brawley to help develop the project as smoothly as possible as well as bring more economic development and growth to the city.

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Johnson said just before nominations for the new mayor were accepted, "I have given it up but it's been an honor and a pleasure and a lot of work serving as mayor of the city of Brawley.

"I truly enjoyed it and thank everybody for giving me an opportunity and their support," he added.

In other city business:

· The council voted to accept a resolution that would approve the specific plan and general plan for the Brawley Gateway Project.

The Brawley Gateway Project would bring residential, commercial and light industrial development in the city's southwest section.

· The council approved a contract with Pountney & Associates to provide engineering services for the preparation of bidding documents for the water and sewer line program.

The water and sewer line program would call for the replacement of 48,000 feet of 4-, 6- and 8-inch cast iron lines and other substandard water lines.

>>Staff Writer Mario Renteria can be reached at 337-3435.

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