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$14 million to go toward El Centro improvements


EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - $14 million will go toward improving city life in El Centro.  Rebecca Corfmanwith the aquatic center in El Centro is seeing the impact first hand. 

"Our residents are really happy and grateful that we are able to keep these fees the same and council's decision not to increase these fees," she said.    

The aquatic center in El Centro usually sees a fee increase every year but Mayor Tomas Oliva says they wanted to keep things "affordable for residents.  

People are experiencing inflation right now and the pandemic made it so the aquatic center had to be closed for two years," she said. 

The aquatic center couldn't be happier to know families and kids can come for a swim and not have to worry about an increase in price. 

"We are being a part of childhood memories and family memories for years to come," Corfman said. 

The city of El Centro has other things in mind it wants the budget to apply to like public safety. 

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