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Calexico City Council meets after audit report


The City of Calexico had its first meeting after the audit report was released

CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - You can hear 'wow’s' from the attendees after it was said the state identified a 1.3 million shortage.

One of the main discussions was the California state auditor’s report that was received by the City of Calexico on October 20.

According to the city manager's report, for several years the city overspent due to the city council approving spending despite on what the city's financial situation.

“We claim to have a city budget every year but the balanced budget only happens because we are not including all the stuff that we need,” said Esperanza Colio, Calexico City Manager.

I spoke to a former city council member about her thoughts.

“The comments that we made about how the numbers are still now reliable, it’s really hard to understand why and where that issue was at to me I would say it is all about staff obviously is not your city managers, who has been in the pass because to me having one year only to be able to make miracles I think that is pretty much a self inflicted wound for this city,” Martiza Hurtado, former city council member.

Next Monday, November 7 there will be a special meeting where they will disclose what the city will do to try and get the budget back on track. 

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