New Jail Moves Forward

By Mario Conde

The County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday a resolution approving and signing of the 2011 Local Jail Constructing Financing.

In a previous Board action, the Sheriff’s Office was authorized to move forward in the competitive process for new jail construction funding available through Assembly Bill 900. The Department hired an outside consulting firm to prepare the required Needs Assessment documents and funding application for submittal to the Corrections Standards Authority. The Needs Assessment and funding application must be submitted to CSA by January 11, 2012 for evaluation and approval for our local jail construction project.

Centinela Solar Project

By Mario Conde

The County Board of Supervisors voted the approved the Centinela Solar Project after a lengthy public hearing.

The Centinela Solar Project CSE project, which includes the CSE Facility on private land and Gen-tie Line corridor through private property easements and federal lands managed by the BLM, is located south of Seeley, California, near Mount Signal and approximately 8 miles southwest of the City of El Centro.