The El Centro City Council adopted a resolution Wednesday stating its intention to form a business improvement district in the downtown area.
The vote was 3-0, with two members absent.
Downtown El Centro Association president Larry Bratton, accompanied by other downtown business and property owners, urged the council to adopt the resolution.
The issue has been in the making for years, and the action was taken without further questions.
Under the proposal, the BID would encompass Main Street from Fourth Street to Eighth Street. Some of the allowable functions under a BID include sidewalk sweeping, tree maintenance, graffiti removal, security, economic development, marketing and promotion and parking-related actions — but not capital improvements.