Various volunteers with Calexico Needs Change and AmeriCorps Borderlands Imperial Valley and some city officials picked up trash on First through Thirds streets and a nearby park. | COURTESY PHOTO

PHOTOS: Downtown Calexico Clean-up Brings ‘Change’

CALEXICO — Downtown Calexico got a little love on Saturday morning, March 6, with the help of community empowerment organization, Calexico Needs Change, and members of AmeriCorps Borderlands Imperial Valley and some assistance from City Hall.

Volunteers picked up trash and generally helped beautify the areas of First Street through Third Street and a nearby park.

Calexico City Manager Miguel Figueroa, during his city manager report at the special Calexico City Council meeting on Monday, March 8, stated that by assisting in the weekend event, city staff had an opportunity to hear about some concerns in the downtown that need addressing, including making it easier for the homeless and others downtown to dispose of trash in bins.

The event appears to have garnered a rather good turnout, with a couple dozen young adults lending a hand.

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