Imperial council ends contract with Chamber of Commerce

The Imperial Chamber of Commerce is expected to move out of its current Fourth Street location within the next 30 days as the result of the City Council terminating its lease agreement on Wednesday.


 IMPERIAL — The Imperial City Council on Wednesday voted to terminate its service and lease agreement with the Chamber of Commerce, citing a strained relationship and desire to cut expenses.

That strained relationship between chamber management and city staff appears to date back some time. It reached a tipping point with the fallout from the initial and subsequently cancelled chamber-led Andy Ruiz parade proposals, according to several council members’ remarks.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at or 760-337-3415.

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