Although there has been seemingly endless talk in Calexico in recent months regarding various ambitious projects, the one we like best may be among the least ambitious — an aquatics center for the city.
Calexico has grown beyond the one public pool that serves the city — the pool at Calexico High. While that pool gets plenty of public use during our warm months, thanks to city recreation programs, and has served the city well for years and years, it is simply too small to serve a city growing as fast as Calexico.
And let's not forget Calexico, like the rest of the Imperial Valley, gets terribly hot in the summer, and many people in Calexico can't afford to pay for their air conditioning to run all day, let alone have a swimming pool in their back yards.
Pools also keep kids cool and off the streets, and swimming often exhausts the mischief out of young.