Churches want higher priority in reopening plan

Cars line up at the New Destiny Christian Center parking lot in Holtville for an outdoor church service. COURTESY PHOTO

EL CENTRO — At Tuesday’s Imperial County Board of Supervisors meeting, Christ Community Church Pastor Walter Colace made an impassioned plea to allow churches to reopen in Stage 2 of the county’s COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan, while another church in the county has started holding services in its own parking lot.

On Wednesday, Colace said thanked the supervisors for allowing him to speak for 10 minutes during public comment, when normally the time limit is three minutes.

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Anonymous Betty

Why can’t you ever proofread your work, Maresh? Good lord.

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