Councilmember Goble elaborated on his general positions on rental housing issues, and specific issues he would like the City of El Cajon to address during his term as Councilmember. He indicated that El Cajon is adding staff and expanding its services to be more responsive to the needs of its businesses and residents. He mentioned that the city will be hiring additional firefighters and police officers to increase public safety, and adding a code enforcement officer to investigate properties with alleged building code violations. The city is in the process of acquiring a ‘Navigator’ to assist the city in finding homes for the chronic homeless individuals, and recently created a community webpage, http://www.elcajonresources.org/, to inform city residents about its various programs and services.
Councilmember Goble mentioned that El Cajon businesses and residents can have the city come to their property and remove graffiti at no cost. The city will come to the property and remove the graffiti provided that the property owner gives the city consent – El Cajon property owners can call the city’s Graffiti Removal Hotline at 619-441-5533 for more information, or visit the city's Document & Forms Library webpage to obtain the City's graffiti consent form.