CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program

By Mario Conde

The County Board of Supervisors approved the revised CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program Guidelines.

The State Department of Housing and Community Development awards funding allocation to Imperial County so that its residents may participate in a County Housing Rehabilitation Program. Units to rehabilitate must be located within the unincorporated County. However, some funds are further restricted to targeted areas, which may include but are not limited to Seeley, Winterhaven, Niland, Bombay Beach, Heber, Ocotillo, Palo Verde, Salton Sea and Poe Colina.

Imperial County Transportation Commission

By Mario Conde

The County Board of Supervisors approved an application packet to the Imperial County Transportation Commission for congestion mitigation and air quality projects in Imperial County.

The application that County Public Works is applying up to $7.61 million in project and has the purpose of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program is to fund transportation projects or programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards. Funding can be expended on projects to reduce ozone precursor emission and volatile organic compounds, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter emissions.

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Seize Marijuana Valued Over $150,000.00

CALEXICO, Calif. – Monday afternoon, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrested two suspected smugglers and five illegal aliens after they transported more than 190 pounds of marijuana across the U.S.-Mexico Border.