Carrot Festival Day 4

The Carrot Festival has begun starting with the Annual Chamber banquet that was held on Friday night that saw the crowing of the Carrot Festival Queen , Princess and Junior Princess, along with the State of the City Address and the award of the Citizen of the Year. Saturday was the Music Festival held at Hot Rods and Beer. Sunday was the No Bones About It BBQ in the park provided by the Rotary Club. Here we are on Monday and already the transforming of the park has begun. Tonight at the Civic Center will be the start of the Soroptimist International of Holtville Carrot Festival Cooking Contest. Tonight will feature Little Chen and Junior Chen and will start at 6pm. The Cooking contest will continue every night  thru Thursday with the Sweepstakes on Friday. The Carnival starts on Thursday afternoon thru Sunday; The Carrot Festival Parade will be on Saturday. Hope to see you there.

Enterprize Zone And Redevelopment Agncies ?

By Mario Conde

District 80th Assemblyman Manuel Perez announced his legislative reform proposal last week aimed to improve the Enterprise Zone program.

Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed the elimination of Enterprise Zones and Redevelopment Agencies to save money and balance the huge budget deficit.  Perez has come out and opposed the Governor’s proposal to eliminate these two entities and said that there needs to be reform to the 42 Enterprise Zones rather than phasing out.

Holtville Chamber Hosts Annual Awards Banquet

Holtville kicked off the Carrot Festival celebration with the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Friday night.  This event was held at the I.V. Swiss Club and was well attended by the citizens and civic leaders of Holtville.

Mayor David Bradshaw gave his “State of the City” address in which he touched on many of the city’s efforts of 2010 and plans for 2011.  Mayor Bradshaw praised the City staff for their efforts during the Easter earthquake and spoke of council’s relief that the new water tank was still able to be certified following the earthquake.