Taking Online classes for college

If you are a student attending traditional college classes, it is possible frustrated because of the class registration process each session. Could possibly be wishing to schedule all of your college classes in the morning so that you can go to your job within the afternoon. Or simply you’ll have to juggle your classes around athletics training an advanced college athlete. You might also have some personal obligations back in your house that require your recognition, which limits the time available to you on campus. Yet you probably have to try certain classes during some semesters in order to graduate punctually. It can also be incredibly frustrating as a measure to play your college course timetable around your obligations while attempting to find a course that isn’t yet filled and is available at a fun time you may want. That’s the spot where online classes for college credit be given play.

Kelley Takes Over County Supervisors Chair From Terrazas

By Mario Conde
New Year, New Chairman.
The County Board of Supervisors elected District 3 Supervisor, Michael Kelley, to be the Chairman for 2012.
Supervisor Kelley was voted 5-0 by the Board to be new Chairman of the Board and Supervisor Gary Wyatt will be the Vice-Chairman. The newly elected Chairman began by thanking outgoing Chair, Jack Terrazas, for a job well done during 2011. Kelley said Terrazas is a hard worker and did a lot by serving in a lot of commissions and to bring solutions to the challenges the County faced last year.
The outgoing Chair thanked the board for their support and also thanked CEO Ralph Cordova and County Counsel Mike Rood for all their help. He also thanked the County Clerk’s office for helping him with policy materials and last minute agenda items.
The rest of the Board echoed Kelley’s comments regarding Terrazas and his good job as Chair. Supervisor Kelley said it was a great honor to be elected as Chair and said that he is looking forward working with the board to tackle the challenges ahead and find the solutions to those challenges. Kelley is a former County Chief Probation Officer and worked for the County for nearly 30 years. He said he is proud of County employees since they had to sacrifice some benefits for these economic times.
Kelley said the year ahead will be very difficult but is sure that the County will continue to move forward in 2012.
In other news, the board approved a proposed Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in support of the Citizens Energy proposal to lease a portion of the Imperial County Segment of the Sunrise Powerlink. Deputy CEO Any Horne said that the California Public Utilities Commission approved the Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Project. Recently, construction of the line has been completed in Imperial County. In May of 2009, SDG&E entered into a joint development agreement for Sunrise with Citizens Energy Corporation, A Massachusetts-based non-profit, which would lease a 50% share in the transmission line. Part of that agreement would be a provisions that half of Citizens’ net profit, estimated to be approximately $1 million annually, would be contributed to fund energy-related project for low-income and elderly residents of Imperial County. On December 2011, Citizens filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting approval of the Transmission Owner Tariff and establishing the Transmission Revenue Requirement under FERC regulations. Citizens Energy has requested that the Board of Supervisors submit a letter to support their application.
The Board voted 5-0 to support this application.

Redevelopment Agencies are expected to cease to exist by February 1st

By Mario Conde

The Calexico City Council approved a resolution to elect the City of Calexico to serve as the successor agency to the Calexico Redevelopment Agency and elect to retain the Agency’s housing assets and functions to the City.

Castro Out

By Mario Conde

As of last Tuesday night, Luis Castro is no longer the Mayor of Calexico.

The Calexico City Council voted 3-2 to remove Luis Castro as Mayor after a much heated City Council meeting were people spoke in favor and against Castro’s leadership style.  City Council meetings in Calexico have been pretty turbulent these last six months because of the interruptions and insults from resident Oscar Gonzalez to the members of the City Council and City Staff. The Council has been very concerned with the lack of decorum at the meetings and how the former Mayor of Calexico did nothing to stop Gonzalez.