BRAWLEY – The Brawley Chamber of Commerce held their “Good Morning Brawley” breakfast and City of Brawley Mayor’s address was held at the Stockmen’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; Togo’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
“I feel that Brawley is experiencing an uptick in business climate,” said Nava. “Especially 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. It’s an exciting time. We have agriculture opportunity and business opportunity. Brawley, just like all the communities here, is small but mighty.”