Calexico special meeting

CALEXICO, Calif. – A special meeting was called by council member Joong Kim for Wednesday at city hall to discuss the city manager’s performance and the police chief’s contract with the city. The Joint Powers Insurance Authority sent Kim a letter Tuesday this week, stating that the city could potentially find itself without coverage if they terminate the contract the city has with Police Chief Michael Bostic.

“The not own the Calexico and if they want us to purchase some city manager or police chief or any employee they are involving that we have to have it than I can request them caused by them is in your liability that they are going to be reliable.” said Kim before the meeting.

Bostic has been head of the police department for less than a year. He says since day one council members have been out to get rid of him.

“Frankly it’s pretty amazing that I’ve lasted this long because three city councel men have been after me since councilmen real got elected. It’s kind of a continuous mantra, they’re all friend with the people that I’ve terminated in the city.” said Bostic.

He says he’s not sure why the meeting was called but is certain he has nothing to hide.

“I get it they are not happy that we are here we are trying to clean the place up but it’s really disheartening that that’s the way your city council is ran.” said Bostic.

Kim says he’s not worried about the JPIA. He says there are other options for the city when it comes to insurance.

“In a way we have to make our decision regardless of what JPIA says.” said Kim.

For now the item was tabled at the special meeting.

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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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