City Announcements

Water Shutoff Settlement Statement

 

 

Calexico Water Shutoff Investigation

 

The City of Calexico, by unanimous vote of the City Council, has reached a legal settlement with the State of California relating to the City’s previous policies and practices affecting water service customers. The resolution concludes an investigation by the State Water Resources Control Board and California Attorney General relating to the City’s compliance with the Water Shutoff Protection Act and the Water and Wastewater System Payments Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

 

The Water Shutoff Protection Act, which took effect in early 2020, requires water systems to follow certain procedures to protect residential water customers from shutoffs for nonpayment, and to have a written policy containing those procedures available to the public, among other things. The Water and Wastewater System Payments Act provides funding to various water and wastewater systems to assist customers whose delinquencies arose during the COVID-19 pandemic period, and conditioned the funding on compliance with certain requirements, such as waivers of late fees. 

 

Recently, the City Council adopted an updated water account ordinance and a new City policy on discontinuation of residential water service for nonpayment. The new ordinance and policy are compliant with—and go beyond—the requirements of State law. In conjunction with the new ordinance and policy, the settlement provides assurances that the City will take additional measures to avoid shutoffs of residential water customers for nonpayment and will make customers whole that were previously harmed by certain late fees and shutoffs that occurred in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Among various other provisions, the settlement provides that the City will:

 

  • Return late fees collected during the COVID-19 pandemic relief period (March 4, 2020 to June 21, 2021, with interest;
  • Return fees and charges for water shutoffs conducted between February 1, 2020 through December 31, 2022, with interest, and provide a bill credit or payment of $105.00 to those customers; and
  • Issue bill credits to additional customers who are eligible for assistance under the State’s Extended Arrearages Payment Program;
  • Establish and fund a water conservation program for residential customers for the purpose of promoting water efficiency and conservation, thereby reducing residential customers’ water service bills; and
  • Pay a penalty to the State Water Board’s Safe Drinking Water Account.

 

The settlement will allow the City to avoid the costs of going to trial and focus on moving forward with implementing customer protections and making customers whole who were previously harmed.  Detailed information will be available upon the State filing the Consent Judgement. 

 

City Manager Esperanza Colio Warren expressed satisfaction with the settlement, stating, “We are pleased to have reached a resolution with the State that avoids costly litigation and allows the City to move forward by providing protections for our water customers and restitution for those harmed by past practices. The City of Calexico is committed to the well-being of our residents and intends to diligently comply with the settlement, as well as the new policies enacted by our Council to protect residential water customers.”

 

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the city manager’s office at 760.768.2110.

Notice of Intention to Fill Vacancies for City Councilmembers and Application

 
 
 
               NOTICE OF INTENTION TO FILL 
               TWO CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
                VACANCIES FOR THE CALEXICO
                  CITY COUNCIL BY APPOINTMENT   
             
 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Calexico will accept applications from qualified registered voters for appointment to the City Council to fill the vacancies created by the recall of Mayor Pro Tem Gilberto Manzanarez and Council Member Raul Ureña effective May 8, 2024.

 

The term of this Council seat is from the date of appointment to December 2024.

 

Candidates must be 18 years of age, reside within the city limits of the City of Calexico, and be registered to vote in the City of Calexico at the time the application is received.

 

The appointment will be made at a special City Council meeting.

 

Application Period: May 16, 2024 to May 23, 2024

 

Applications are available in the following ways:

 

For download from the City’s website at:  www.calexico.ca.gov/publicannouncements

 

Or you may call the City Clerk’s Office at (760) 768-2102 and have an application emailed to you or you can stop by the City Clerk’s Office and pick up an application.

 

Please submit applications to: City Clerk’s Office at cityclerk@calexico.ca.gov  or deliver to the City Clerk at 608 Heber Avenue, Calexico, CA  92231 by the application deadline. 

 

Please call (760) 768-2102 upon arriving at City Hall to deliver your application. 

 

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2024

 

Publish Date:  May 16, 2024

 

 

Message from the Mayor

TO ALL THE WORKING MOTHERS OF THE CITY OF CALEXICO, I WISH YOU HAPPINESS AND BLESSINGS ON YOUR DAY.

Mother's Day is a special occasion to honor the women who play the most important role in the lives of many: the role of being a mother.   You are all brave and committed women who balance work and family responsibilities.

You have my admiration and my unconditional gratitude.

HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND VIVA CALEXICO!

MBA. GLORIA GUADALUPE ROMO

Mayor of the City of Calexico

 

A TODAS LAS MADRES TRABAJADORAS DE LA CIUDAD DE CALEXICO LES DESEO PLENA FELICIDAD Y BENDICIONES EN SU DIA.

El Día de las Madres es una ocasión especial para honrar a las mujeres que desempeñan el papel más importante en la vida de muchos: el papel de ser madre. Todas ustedes son mujeres valientes y comprometidas que equilibran sus responsabilidades laborales y familiares.

Las admiro y reciban mi gratitud incondicional.

FELIZ DIA Y QUE VIVA CALEXICO!

MBA. GLORIA GUADALUPE ROMO

Mayor of the City of Calexico City of Calexico

 

 

Lithium Valley Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Equity Initiative Groundbreaking

The City of Calexico and Comite Civico del Valle cordially invites you to the Lithium Valley Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Equity Initiative Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, December 18th at 10 AM in Calexico.

 

This incredible milestone is a testament to the initiative shown by community leaders to provide access to new technologies and amenities by leveraging partnerships, programs, and funding from philanthropy, government, and community organizations.

 

Lithium Valley Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Equity Initiative Groundbreaking
Monday, December 18, 2023 at 10:00 AM
608 Heber Ave, Calexico, CA 92231

 

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