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Calexico council may install themselves as housing board

May 20, 2002|By AARON CLAVERIE

Staff Writer

CALEXICO — The City Council here could ratify a resolution that will officially install the five council members as the Calexico Housing Authority's board of commissioners.

The council meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 608 Heber Ave.

At a meeting earlier this month, the council voted unanimously to take control of the authority's board after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development threatened to freeze some federal funding of Calexico's housing programs and take control of the authority's operations.

If the council approves the resolution, it will meet Thursday to tackle a Housing Authority agenda full of contentious items.

In other business Tuesday, the council could:

· designate a council member to attend New River Committee meetings. The New River Committee is a non-profit organization with a 10-person board that meets once a month. The committee is trying to secure donations for its goal of studying and improving health conditions associated with the New River.


· adopt a resolution establishing the paramedic education special fund.

· talk about developing an area for taxi parking, discuss downtown code enforcement and possibly take action on downtown sidewalks.

· develop a process for bidding on projects.

· talk about applying for a farm workers' grant to build some sort of facility for border- crossers who mill about in the morning looking for work.

>> Staff Writer Aaron Claverie can be reached at 337-3419 or

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