Brawley launching town hall meeting open to valley


BRAWLEY, Calif. – These town hall type of settings are becoming popular thing in the Imperial Valley.

Now Brawley is going to have one next month and everyone in the valley is invited.


This town hall meeting is open to all of the valley.

It’s going to be a time of briefing all residents of what’s happening in the area.

The first of it’s kind held in Brawley


“It’s also going to be a meet and greet.  If they want to meet and talk to their electeds afterwards they can certainly meet the city council from Brawley here my colleagues myself and they other elected that are going to be participating,” Mayor George Nava said.

The city has extended invitations to the state and federal officials as well as local political leaders.


“It something that hasn’t been done here previously.  We hope it becomes a topic that we revisit every year,” Nava said.

The leaders will have five minutes to brief the community on what is going on in the state, federal and local level.

It will take place in the renovated kiosk near city hall.


“Concise, relaxed environment.  It’s a formal meeting.  We hope that there’s a participation with all levels of government not only the Brawley residents but Imperial Valley residents,” Nava said.


This meeting will take place on March 19th at 6 p.m. in Brawley.

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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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