Richard Rubio retires from the City of Brawley

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BRAWLEY – Richard Rubio, Parks & Recreation Director for the City of Brawley, was recognized Tuesday, July 15, by the Brawley City Council.

aRubio is retiring after 37 years of Public Service with the City.

Rubio’s extended family was in attendance as City Council members each thanked him for his service and ease to work with.

“It seems like all week I have been thanking everyone,” said Rubio. “It was an incredible ride. The 3 years just flew by. I loved being a public servant serving our great little community. I have no regrets, but it’s bittersweet. The support I received throughout the years will always remain with me. The future looks great for our community. I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life. I’m ready and excited. Thank you all.”

Rubio’s last day with the City is July 16.

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Dennis Morita, City Attorney, was also recognized for 23 years of Public Service to the City,

Morita will be leaving the City August 29.

In other business, Dial-A-Ride, the Paratransit service based in Brawley, was replaced by a company connected to the Imperial County Transit Commission, who serves the Imperial Valley with their bus line.

Dial-A-Ride has been servicing residents in Brawley for almost 30 years with their door-to-door business helping those that have a hard time getting around via conventional means of transportation, especially those in wheelchairs.

They did not meet the deadline to join in the bidding process and lacked some paperwork that is required by the state.

It is hoped that the drivers will be hired by the new service as they know the special needs of their local customers.