BRAWLEY â€“ The Brawley City Council honored the public safety employees of the City of Brawley Tuesday at their regular meeting with a proclamation.
Brawley public safety personnel, including police, fire, and 911 communication employees, filled the council chambers as Mayor George Nava explained how the recognition came about.
â€œMayor Pro-Tem Donnie Wharton and I have wanted to recognize the public safety employees,â€ said Nava. â€œDue to the sentiment around the country towards public safety officials, especially the police, we wanted to send a positive message to our personnel and to the community that we support them. They put their lives on the line everyday. We decided to reach out to our state Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia. Heâ€™s here to help us to the honors.â€
Brawley citizens, Mike and Elayne Doran had approached Mayor Pro-Tem Wharton about recognizing the police, according to Nava.
â€œMike and Elayne Doran are special friends of mine,â€ said Wharton. â€œThey are not only looking out for their friends and family, but for the community of Brawley and its future. They said that something special must be done to recognize our men and women in uniform. The work that they do everyday is not easy. This is an opportune time to honor the public safety employees. We thank Assembly Member Garcia for joining us this evening.â€
Mike Doran addressed the council.
â€œI want to thank the city for taking this forward,â€ said Doran. â€œThese people work so hard and put their lives on the line every day.â€
In addition to the proclamation from the City of Brawley, Assembly Member Garcia gave state recognition certificates on behalf of the California State Legislature to the police and fire departments.
â€œWe want to join the City of Brawley and the Brawley City Council in recognizing the public safety employees, â€œsaid Garcia. â€œThese are individuals that when they step out their homes to go to work, they are putting their lives at risk for the general public and the good. Many times, they do not know if they will be returning home. It is with great honor that I am able to be a part of this ceremony.â€
During the regular business of the meeting, several requests for the ability to sell alcohol during Cattle Call events and farmers markets were approved.
The council awarded $6656,605.45 to Hazard Construction for Brawley Municipal Airport runway work.
The next city council meeting is October 22 at 2:00 p.[envira-gallery id=”65771″]