The management of a Del Taco franchise told the Planning Commission this week that it would install video cameras and help hire security to ease vandalism and trash problems caused by teens loitering in a shopping plaza.
Merchants in the Mission Viejo Village Shopping Center had complained about trash, graffiti and other vandalism, and particularly about teens who etched designs into shop windows with razor blades.
Representing the shop owners, Sue Decant said Del Taco management had not responded to concerns in the past several months about the teen loitering.
But Tahir Ayas, a Del Taco area manager, said the company "would like to participate to solve the problems. It is an area of huge concern to us."