By Mario Conde

The Calexico City Council took the final step in moving forward with the construction of the Gran Plaza Outlet Center.

By Mario Conde

The Calexico City Council will look for grant funding to hire new dispatchers for the City of Calexico.

The City of Calexico is applying for grant monies thru the IID Local Entity to be able to partially fund two emergency service dispatcher positions. The application was prepared by Lt. Gonzalo Gerardo and Economic Development Director Juila Osuna and are hoping funding in the amount of $150,000. The City of Calexico has had an average of 35,000 calls during 2012.

By Mario Conde

The Calexico City Council denied a proposal to hire a grant writer for the City of Calexico at their Tuesday meeting.

At a previous meeting, Mayor Bill Hodge proposed to hire a grant writer for the City since he felt they need to be more aggressive in bringing funding to the city. The council decided to give direction to create a job description to hire a grant writer for six months limited term position that will also be an assistant to the City Manager.

The Brawley Chamber of Commerce applications are due on Friday, August 16, for the upcoming 2013 Brawley Cattle Call Queen & Teen Queen Competition. The application must be turned into the Chamber at 12:00 noon, or before. No late applications will be accepted.

The competition for Brawley Cattle Call Queen and Teen Queen Titles are open to all Imperial Valley ladies that qualify with the rules and regulations set by the Chamber. Please read the rules and regulations.

The Cattle Call Queen committee has been working diligently to provide a fun, fair, and rigorous competition and anticipates meeting the ladies who will vie for this year’s coveted titles.

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