Calexico City Council Gave the Green Light to Improve Parks

By Mario Conde

The Calexico City Council gave the green light to the application of grant money to improve parks in Calexico.

The State of California Department of Parks and Recreation, Office of Grant and Local Services has provided notice of Funding Availability under proposition 84. The Statewide park program legislation requires projects to meet six eligibility requirements. Projects cannot be funded unless all six requirements are met. The requirements are, critical lack of park space or significant poverty, type of project, safe public use, sustainable techniques, project funding, fee and hours of operation.

US/Mexico Border Counties Coalition meet with County Supervisors

By Mario Conde

The County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation by the Border Counties representative in a special meeting Tuesday.

Last Tuesday, the board heard the status update of current projects with the US/Mexico Border Counties Coalition, as presented by William Christian of Austin Copelin & Reyes, LLC. The group travels to all the 24 counties that are part of the Border Counties Coalition and give updates and takes recommendations for lobbying at the federal level. The Coalition utilizes the firm of Austin Copelin & Reyes to provide staff support to the membership.