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Calexico Has A New Mayor

The Calexico City Council decided to change the dates for selecting a mayor for the border city.

The item was apparently advanced by Councilmembers Joong Kim and Luis Castro as a way to replace Maritza Hurtado as mayor. Hurtado has sued Kim , Castro and Councilmember Bill Hodge alleging harrasment. The council last night changed the date for selecting the city's mayor , an honorary title , from December to July , reasoning that the new mayor should take office at the beginning of the city's fiscal year. After making the change in the selection dates , the council voted Bill Hodge as Mayor and John Moreno as Mayor Pro-tem.