Calexico council discuss contracts

CALEXICO, Calif. –  The city manager, the police chief and the finance director’s contracts have not been signed yet by city council and some are wondering what the hold up is.

Virginia Sanchez thankful of the recent positive changes in Calexico.

“I think that they should sign.  We are so happy.  There are many people happy having this police chief because we know that he’s doing a great job.  We know that he has experience that we need him in Calexico,” Virginia Sanchez said.

City council has been discussing the contracts for City Manger Richard Warne… Police Chief Mike Bostic and Finance Director John Quinn but still no decision.

“We started negotiating last week.  We’ve just had a difficult time this week trying to find a common time so we can discuss this, but it will get done,” Mayor John Moreno said.

“With the new councilman Mandy Real, I think he’s the swing vote.  I think he’s going to make a difference.  So, I think they’re going to get down to business,” Police Commission member James Beaver said.

Business that is put on hold on until the crucial decision will be made.

Since the city manager and police chief have come on board the police department has undergone a clean up with three termination notices given to three officers.

The longer the decision is prolonged some think there’s a chance warne… bostic and quinn may leave.

That leaves Calexico back to where it started with many problems.

“If we want to have changes here in Calexico, we need to have these people here out of town that they don’t know the same people,” Sanchez said.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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