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The city of Calexico declared the continuing existence of an emergency nearly six months after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the public infrastructure.

This agenda report was prepared by City Attorney Jennifer M. Lyon and approved by Victor Carrillo. (See the full report here)

The earthquake that occurred on April 4 caused significant structural damage to city buildings, including the water and wastewater treatment plants, creating a threat to public health.

The continuing threat of the earthquake, aftershocks, and resulting damage, requires the City to be able to expend public money if necessary to repair and protect damaged public facilities in order to safeguard life, health, or property.

City Manager, Victor Carrillo is authorized in accordance with Public Contract Code Section 22050 to order work for repair or protection of public facilities damaged by the disaster. Once expenditures are made the City Manager shall report conditions to the City Council at regular meetings.

At this time the City Council of Calexico can continue emergency action or declare the end of the emergency.

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