(Calexico Mayor wants to cut Spending authority)….Joong Kim recently proposed a resolution.
If it had been approved, it would have reduced the City Manager’s spending authority from the current $50,000 to $5,000. The resolution did not make it to a vote, because the spending limit given the City Manager had been approved through an ordinance. Kim was joined by Council members Luis Castro and Armando Real in asking the staff to draw up an ordinance reducing the spending authority to $10,000. City Manager says the request was not thought out and poses several questions. He said the three are attempting to micromanage the day-to-day operation of the City. Warne accused the three of attempting to interfere with investigations of employee wrongdoing and clog the City Council meetings with needless expenditures. The other two city council members Maritza Hurtado and John Moreno have opposed the proposed spending authority ordinance.