CALIPATRIA — With the goal of making sure kids wear protective gear when using the city's skate park, the City Council here Tuesday will consider creating a fine for those not wearing such equipment.
The council also will consider setting aside funds to nearly double the size of the city's library.
The council meeting is set for 7 p.m. in City Hall.
The council will be asked to approve an updated ordinance for use of the skate park. The ordinance would call for a $135 fine for anyone found using the skate park without wearing a helmet, elbow pads and knee pads.
City Manager Romualdo Medina said the city ordinance in place requires the safety gear but it does not include a fine for those not wearing the equipment.
Medina said as far as he has seen most youths using the skate park wear the proper safety gear.
Calipatria was the first city in the Imperial Valley to open a skate park. Calexico has followed and Brawley is expected to build a skate park in the coming fiscal year, which starts in July.