El Centro Mayor Larry Grogan this morning laid out his vision for the city for the coming year, including the building of an Interstate 8 overpass on Imperial Avenue and the creation of a downtown business district.
He talked about the plans in a "state-of-the-city" address this morning. Grogan told community members gathered in the Old Post Office Pavilion that as mayor he will use the "pulpit" to voice his thoughts on regional issues such as the water transfer to San Diego.
In an address that tackled city and regional matters, Grogan said his tenure as mayor will have a theme of "responsibility to the future."
He said the I-8 overpass, which would bring traffic to the developing area south of the interstate, is a crucial project for the city's future.