BRAWLEY – The Brawley Chamber of Commerce held their “Good Morning Brawley” breakfast and City of Brawley Mayorâ€™s address was held at the Stockmenâ€™s Club of Imperial Valley Friday.
Mayor George Nava gave his address of the past year and the future of the City of Brawley.
Nava gave a picture of a booming small town with all of the improvements that have taken place the past year.
- City streets have been resurfaced and more are to be completed this year. Eighteen water valves have been replaced
- Downtown Kiosk renovated by Kiwanis Club
- Public art downtown with the keyboard crosswalk, bass clef bicycle racks, benches, trash cans, planters, and murals
- Plaza lighting project to be done in 3 phases
- New police vehicles
- Fire Station No. 1 window, door, and floor improvements
- Downtown Banners of Vets from Brawley
- Downtown cleaning detail crew
- Alice Gereux Park grant of $2.7 million for improvements
- Plaza Park events like Farmers Markets, Cattle Call events, and special events
- New businesses; Togoâ€™s Restaurant, The Desert Review office, Quick Lane, Inferno Restaurant, Motel 6, and the 5 Crowns expansion
- Brawley Airport paving project of over $5 million
- The designation of Brawley downtown Arts District
â€œI feel that Brawley is experiencing an uptick in business climate,â€ said Nava. â€œEspecially downtown Brawley and in the Wal-Mart corridor. Abandoned businesses are being revived and new businesses are seeing Brawley as the place to invest. I see this all over the Valley. Hotels are filling up. Itâ€™s an exciting time. We have agriculture opportunity and business opportunity. Brawley, just like all the communities here, is small but mighty.â€