The San Jacinto City Council took the first step in annexing Rancho Estudillo Plaza under construction at Sanderson Avenue and Seventh Street, authorizing the levy of special taxes to provide the property with fire and police protection.
The action at the Jan. 5 regular meeting and a called public hearing precedes a secondary tax levy request for utilities at the location in the coming weeks. The construction site will include a service station, convenience store and other retail businesses when completed.
The first San Jacinto city council meeting of the year included new council members Phil Ayala and Brian Hawkins joining with new Mayor Alonso Ledezma casting their votes. Mayor Pro Tem Crystal Ruiz asked to be excused from the meeting, as she said she may have contracted COVID-19,