Calexico moving toward a better city


CALEXICO, Calif. – Calexico Mayor John Moreno began his State of the City address in a more creative way with a video presentation with interviews from various departments.


“I think the worse is behind us and we’re really looking forward to the future,” Calexico Police Chief Mike Bostic said.

And the fire department has new equipment that will help public safety.



Various projects are underway in Calexico with parks being renovated to include recreational areas to the expansion of the Gran Plaza creating 600 more jobs by next year.


“We’re here at the Gran Plaza Mall which is due for another phase and yet another phase that will take us to the American Canal and triple the size of what we see now,” Mayor John Moreno said.

Roads have also been paved and more to come.

“We’re happy that Cole Road was resurfaced earlier this year in September.  It’s one of the many streets in Calexico that needed that resurfacing,” Moreno said.

While Moreno focused on the positives he knows there matters that need to be taken care of.


“I’m a realist.  I know we have things that need to happen, but we have things that are happening now,” Moreno said.


About The Author

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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