April 27, 2023 Special Meeting


City of Calexico
Fernando “Nene” Torres Council Chambers
608 Heber Avenue, Calexico, California
Thursday, April 27, 2023
5:30 p.m.

Council Members                                                                                                                                                                                                             City Manager
Raul Ureña, Mayor/Chairperson    

                                                                                                                                                                                   Esperanza Colio Warren

Gloria G. Romo, Mayor Pro-Tem/Vice Chairperson    
Camilo Garcia, Council Member                                                                                                                                                                                            City Attorney
Gilberto Manzanarez, Council Member                                                                                                                                                                                      Carlos Campos
Javier Moreno, Council Member    
City Clerk
Gabriela T. Garcia     
                                                                                                                                                                                     Next City Ordinance Number: 1230
                                                                                                                                                                                   Next City Resolution Number: 2023-23


Public participation will continue to be available in the following ways: Members of the public are encouraged to watch the meeting via live stream at http://communityspectrum.org/live/ at 5:30 p.m. or via the Calexico City Hall Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CityofCalexicoCA

Members of the public will be able to make public comments in the following ways:
a) In-person comments.
b) Submit public comments via email by 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2023 to cityclerk@calexico.ca.gov or via fax to (760) 768-2103.

c) You may make public comments via Zoom from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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Or Telephone Dial: US: +1 669 900 6833                                  Webinar ID: 849 3472 5267                   Passcode: 790685



(Not to Exceed 3 Minutes) This is the time for the public to address the City Council on the Special Agenda Items only. The Mayor will recognize you and when you come to the microphone, please state your name and place of residence for the record. While members of the public are encouraged to participate, it is unlawful to disturb or delay the Council meeting with personal or slanderous remarks. The City Council is prohibited by State law from taking action or discussing items not included on the printed agenda. Please direct your questions and comments to the City Council.


1. Authorize City Manager to Sign Amendment No. 4 to the Agreement of Professional Services in the Amount of $100,000.00 with Michael Baker International to provide Construction Support Services to the City, including Review/Evaluation of Specific Submittals for the Construction of the New River Improvement Project – Calexico Reach.

2. Adopt a Resolution of the of the City Council of the City of Calexico Authorizing the City Manager to Execute a $5,000,000.00 Grant Application and Agreements with the California Department of Transportation for City of Calexico Heber Park Expansion Project.

3. Approval of Letter for Senator Padilla’s Request for $2,000,000.00 to Build Local Capacity to Support Asylum Seekers Which Are Being Released in the Border Community of Calexico.


It is the intention of the City of Calexico to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in all respects. If you are a person with a disability who requires a disability-related modification or accommodation in order to participate in a meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please request such modification or accommodation from the City Clerk at (760) 768-2102. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to assure accessibility to the meeting. Please advise us at the time whether you will require accommodations to participate in meetings on a regular basis. Any person affected by any application on this agenda may submit their concerns in writing prior to the meeting or appear in person and be heard in support or opposition to the proposal at the time the matter is considered on the agenda. The staff reports, applications and environmental documents may be viewed at either the office of the office of the City Clerk, 608 Heber Avenue from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, except legal holidays. Telephone inquiries may be made at (760) 768-2102. If you challenge any agenda issue in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues that you or someone else raised at the public meeting described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Calexico at, or prior to, the public meeting.

This notice of the agenda is hereby certified to have been posted on or before 5:30 p.m. April 26, 2023.

Gabriela T. Garcia, City Clerk