CALEXICO — City Council and staff heard from members of the public about concerns and ideas for advancing the city during Tuesday night’s town hall meeting.
“This is an opportunity for us to improve, and to improve, one of the key areas is communication,” Councilman Bill Hodge said. “In order to solve problems, you have to come forward and voice your concerns.”
Members of the public brought up issues including ideas on the city’s pool project, improving parks, and using more volunteers to abate graffiti as well as downtown cleaning issues.
“We appreciate people coming forth and giving suggestions. We want to work at it,” City Manager Oscar Rodriquez said.
Hodge said meetings like Tuesday’s as well as future meetings the city plans to hold on a quarterly basis will provide the city insight into how to prioritize issues. He said he believes one particular important issue to focus on is facilitating volunteerism on projects.
Hodge and Councilman John Moreno sit on the council’s town hall meeting subcommittee.
Calexico native Roxanne Eady suggested Tuesday expanding city limits to include the Calexico East Port of Entry in order to garner more revenue for the city.
She said she felt the town hall meetings were a positive move and was impressed with the outreach that was done beforehand to promote Tuesday’s meeting.
Staff Writer Chelcey Adami can be reached at 760-337-3452 or email@example.com
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