County Behavioral Health names medical director

Dr Ahmad

Imperial County Behavioral Health Services psychiatrist Bushra Ahmad has been named its medical director effective May 1.

In announcing the promotion agency Director Michael Horn stated, “Dr. Ahmad is representative of the advantages of our efforts to retain talented professionals and promote from within. Her experience in our community is invaluable to serving the needs of our clients.”

Ahmad succeeds Alvaro Camacho who Horn stated did “exemplary work” in holding the position since July 2007. Camacho left to concentrate more on his private practice.

California is Gearing Up to See How its Political Landscape Changes

By Mario Conde

California is gearing up to see how its political landscape changes by the end of the year thanks to the re-districting process.

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission was in Palm Springs last week as part of their State wide tour to get input from the public on the new electoral boundaries. The California Citizens commission is the one that draws the lines ultimately will determine the number of locally elected lawmakers serving in Sacramento and Washington for the next decade.

Cesar Chavez Blvd. Corridor Congestion Improvement Project

By Mario Conde

The Calexico City Council authorized the allocation of funds for the mandatory local match to apply and secure federal and state grants for the completion of Cesar Chavez Blvd/Calexico West Port of Entry improvements.

The City is seeking federal and state grants to obtain the additional funding necessary to construct the Cesar Chavez Blvd. Corridor Congestion Improvement Project. As part of the requirements of available grants a local match is mandated for a minimum of twenty percent of the project cost. The preliminary estimated project cost is $8,520,000. The City has secured a grant for $2.8 Million Dollars.