CALEXICO — The City Council here, seated as the city Redevelopment Agency board, could finally decide Tuesday whether to renovate the 34-year-old Jose B. Rodriquez Community Center or build a new facility.
The RDA board meets at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall, 608 Heber Ave.
In September of last year the board talked about spending $600,000 to retrofit the aging facility on Dool Avenue. That money would have been spent on new bathrooms featuring access for disabled persons, a new roof and new divisions in the building to facilitate more events.
No action was taken. The board instead concentrated on fixing the roof at Camarena Memorial Library and finishing Nosotros Park, among other expenditures.
Months later, when the issue of the center was broached again, some community members questioned the wisdom of sprucing an old building to the tune of $600,000 when a new building could be built for a similar amount of money. The issue has simmered on the city's back burner since then.