The El Centro City Council, with few comments, approved the establishment of a business improvement district for the downtown.
The vote Wednesday was 4-0, with Mayor Larry Grogan abstaining due to a conflict of interest.
No one spoke against the issue, and City Clerk Rita Noden announced the city did not receive any correspondence in opposition to the district.
Frank Popejoy spoke in favor of the BID on behalf of the El Centro Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.
"We are very much in support of the district," he said. "We want to see it move forward. We want to be behind it."
The BID would levy certain fees on all downtown businesses that front Main Street between Fourth and Eighth streets. Fees would range from a low of $80 per year, to a high of $600 per year.