How to deal with the ongoing vandalism in downtown of El Centro was the main topic of discussion before the El Centro City Council on Wednesday.
Councilman Larry Grogan said the acts of vandalism are those of cowards who, under the protective cover of night, do their damage. He said the vandalism says little for the person's manhood.
Councilman Jack Dunnam said the amount of vandalism is tremendous, including broken windows and graffiti.
He urged the city undertake a concerted effort to stop the damage.
Added Mayor Cheryl Walker: "We simply cannot sit by and passively allow this to continue." She suggested a telephone tip line be opened and rewards be offered.
Police Chief Ray Loera said a plan is being developed to deal with the problem.
Marty Tracey, city economic development specialist, said the key to the situation is enforcement and ensuring those responsible for the vandalism know they will get in trouble when caught.