CALEXICO — Chairman Jesus "Chuy" Solano resigned from the Calexico Housing Authority board of commissioners at the beginning of Thursday night's meeting after the board was told interim authority Executive Director Christina Rojas had resigned.
Solano's resignation won't be official until he files a written letter to the authority's new interim executive director, Humberto Celaya, formerly the administration's program coordinator for the transitional housing program. The board gave Celaya a 90-day contract.
According to an administration staffer, Rojas will likely return to her old job of housing director.
Solano said he resigned because he was tired of the "nonsense."
"We put our personal interests before the community's," he said.
After the meeting, Commissioner Robert Morales was asked when the board is planning to hire a permanent executive director. Morales said he expects Celaya to stay on for the duration of his 90-day contract.