First ‘Citizens' Day' at City Hall for Calexicans

June 22, 2002|By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — Residents here who want to air a complaint or ask a city councilman a question can do so Monday when the city holds its first-ever "Citizens' Day" at City Hall.

City Councilman Alex Perrone will be the first representative of the council to host the event, which will be between 3:30 and 5 p.m.

Perrone said he hopes to see a good number of Calexico residents take advantage of the opportunity. The format will be fairly unstructured and there likely won't be an agenda.

Perrone said he plans to be there at 3:30 p.m. and talk to whoever shows up.

The idea of a citizens' day was supported by City Councilmen David Ouzan and Perrone when they were running for election earlier this year. Mexicali televises its citizens' days and if the idea catches on in Calexico, Perrone hopes that city's meetings also will be televised.


The councilmen and their three colleagues voted to start sponsoring the biweekly events to help engage residents in city governance.

The second citizens' day will be Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Councilman Victor Carrillo is scheduled attend that session.

The rest of the council members will follow on subsequent days.

Any topic can be discussed during citizens' day, according to Perrone.

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