Insurance will cancel if Calexico doesn’t hire city manager


CALEXICO, Calif. – Problems getting deeper for calexico as California Joint Powers Insurance authority plans to cancel the city’s insurance if they don’t stabilize soon.



Council members and the JPIA held a special teleconference meeting yesterday to discuss what JPIA expects in order to continue coverage for the city.



“They voted unanimously to intent to cancel our insurance but depending on how things go within the next 10 days, they can rescind that motion,” Mayor John Moreno said.

Moreno says this is all pending on hiring Richard Warne as the permanent city manager.


JPIA  highly recommended they do this or else they may pull out.


Moreno says if jpia canels the city will have to pay nearly three million dollars in workman’s comp and jobs will be lost.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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