Seeking to make contact with the community, El Centro city officials have scheduled three one-hour public meetings next week throughout the city.
"This is our way of making it easy for people to talk to us," said Mayor Cheryl Walker. "We want to give people the opportunity to ask us questions. That's the big thing."
The meetings are all set for 6 p.m. The first is Monday in the Sunflower Elementary School multi-purpose room, 2450 W. Main St.; the next is May 15 in the Kennedy Middle School multi-purpose room, 900 N. 6th St.; and the last is May 17 in the El Centro Community Center, 375 S. 1st St.
The meetings' theE.C>me is "Moving El Centro Forward."
Walker said a number of community issues will be discussed, including the series of fires the city has suffered, the city's implementation of a nuisance abatement program, economic development, the downtown revitalization program, the new downtown plaza and its maintenance and graffiti.