There are many reasons the Bank of America building in Brawley remains vacant when four years ago the county Board of Supervisors purchased it to turn it into a North County services building.
All the reasons may be legitimate or bordering on legitimacy, but the time has come for the county to follow through in its promise to open the facility.
County Supervisor Gary Wyatt has vowed the North County services building is a priority. In a recent meeting with a committee of Northend residents — formed to push for the opening of the building — Wyatt used strong words to express the county's commitment to the project. He said at least the top floor of the BofA could be occupied by the county by the year's end.
Those are important words and they are good to hear, but words do not always add up to action. We urge the county supervisors to ensure Wyatt's words do not add up to an empty vow.