The city of El Centro expects to raise $186,030.95 in fiscal 2002-03 for the downtown area through the creation of a lighting and maintenance district on Main Street, according to a city report.
The El Centro City Council will consider adopting a resolution stating its intention to form the district and accept the report. The council meets in open session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1275 Main St.
The LMD is intended to improve the business district image, attract new customers to the area, increase sales, increase Main Street occupancies and ultimately increase property values, the reports says.
The district's boundaries are from the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on the east and Imperial Avenue on the west. It would include parcels in the north and south alleys along Main. The district would have two benefit zones, including from Fourth to Eighth streets and the alleys, and from the railroad tracks to Imperial and so-called wrap-around frontages. The former would be the core area.