CALEXICO, Calif. – The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority is among the many who are monitoring Calexico.
They’ve put Calexico on alert.
They’re glad Calexico’s making positive changes but the latest arguments between a couple of council members and the community after the State of the City address doesn’t help the city move forward.
“Council members are representatives of the people. They are elected by the people. Sometimes they take actions. We all have to live with those consequences,” JPIA Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Shull.
JPIA has commended the city for becoming more transparent with the hiring of the interim city manager and police chief.
“I think the fact that the city contacted the Department of Justice to have them come to do an assessment reflects the city’s interest in getting to the root of the challenges,” Shull said.
Challenges of infighting among the council members they’ve experienced throughout the passed few years.
“I think from our perspective is that the city learn to govern itself appropriately,” Shull said.
“It’s not about personality differences. It’s not about what we are being told necessarily to do. It’s about looking at the big picture of what Calexico’s going through t this given time,” Council woman Maritza Hurtado said.