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COMMUNITY LEADERS VOICE CONCERN OVER CLOSURE OF EL CAJON CDC

 

No holiday events slated to help downtown merchants this year, as redevelopment agency forced to close doors due to state funding cuts and lack of support from city

City to vote December on management of a new PBID

By Miriam Raftery

November 27, 2011 (El Cajon) –  Community leaders are reacting with shock, dismay, and questions after learning that the Board of Directors of the El Cajon Community Development Corporation has voted to dissolve the redevelopment organization due to lack of funding from both the city and state.  President and CEO Cindi Fargo has been laid off, along with the remaining staff.

FUTURE HANGS IN THE BALANCE FOR EL CAJON’S DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT

By Miriam Raftery

February 24, 2011 (El Cajon) –Should El Cajon renew its Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Planned Business Improvement District (PBID)? Downtown merchants will be asked that question starting in mid-March, when a petition for renewal will be circulated to bring the issue up for a vote.
 

But a Blue Ribbon Commission chaired by developer Daryl Priest issued a report January 31st calling for the CDC/PBID to be suspected because of “ineffective management” by the CDC. The CDC in turn has issued a point-by-point rebuttal while mobilizing community support.

VITALITY RETURNING TO DOWNTOWN EL CAJON


New ECCDC report
highlights accomplishments, but results are apparent in a stroll down Main Street

By Miriam Raftery
 

“This is proof that there is an economic engine running in downtown. These businesses have chosen to invest in downtown El Cajon.” –Cindi Fargo, president and CEO, El Cajon Community Development Corporation

EL CAJON COUNCIL RESTORES ECCDC FUNDING FOR 6 MONTHS

August 26, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Citing concerns over a recent audit report, the El Cajon City Council voted 4-1 to extend funding for the El Cajon Community Development Corporation for six months instead of the full year. While the Mayor expressed confidence that a new director has agreed to correct problems identified in the audit, some Councilmembers warned that the City could exercise the City’s 30-day right to terminate the ECCDC’s contract if their concerns are not adequately addressed.

EL CAJON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP. NAMES CINDI FARGO NEW PRESIDENT & CEO

 

June 14, 2010 (El Cajon) -- Cindi Fargo has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the El Cajon Community Development Corporation, CDC Board of Directors Chairman John McTighe announced.  Fargo was selected from over 60 candidates in a nationwide search that was launched after long-time President/CEO Claire Carpenter announced her departure in December of last year.

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