News and Notes from the October 16 Brawley City Council Meeting

By Chris Furguson


• The Brawley City Council, at their meeting on Tuesday, October 16, welcomed newly hired firefighter Julio Rivera to the city’s ranks.

Brawley Interim Fire Chief Chuck Peraza introduced Rivera to the council, in front of Rivera’s parents and other family members.  Also on hand were members of the Brawley Public Safety Committee to congratulate the new firefighter.

Calexico Hotline Coming Soon

By Mario Conde

The Calexico City Council took more steps into implementing a hotline for residents of City this past Tuesday.

Councilman Bill Hodge proposed to have a “hotline” for residents in order for them to express their concerns and give their tips. Hodge argued that this would be a great way to have a better communication with their constituents.

Brawley Fire-Damaged Buildings To Begin Demolition

By Chris Furguson


The Brawley City Council heard a special update at their Tuesday, October 16 meeting concerning the aftermath of recent fires in the downtown area and the possible demolition options the city has.

The fires occurred on September 14, when the Superior Furniture building burned, and the more recent October 4 fire at the Top Hat Cocktail Bar.