Calexico councilman’s comments get chilly response

Calexico City Councilman Raul Ureña points to a timer being displayed on a screen, which showed how much time he had left to speak at the podium, while speaking during the El Centro City Council meeting on June 1 in El Centro. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

EL CENTRO — When Calexico City Councilman Raul Ureña appeared at the June 1 El Centro City Council meeting to address critical comments he made last month about this city’s Police Department, it didn’t go as he planned.

Ureña was allowed 4.5 minutes during the public comments portion of the meeting to say his piece. He spent most of that time at the podium insisting that this was not enough time.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at or 760-337-3442.

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