Tuesday, October 1, 2019


DEVELOPING A COUNTY IN MODERN TEXAS

"County governments in Texas, however, are limited in their powers. They can’t pass ordinances, as cities can. They can’t outlaw the use of fireworks or set zoning laws."


I am 100% for growth.  But the problem is our elected officials rarely know what is really happening.

The LNG debate at the Dancy building is going both ways.  The anti-LNG people are claiming the room is filled with people who were paid $40.00 to be there to speak for LNG.  Who knows the truth.

DEVELOPMENT

I have said this before.  Today the Hoover dam could not be made.  Just try and imagine the western U.S. without the water and electricity provided by the Hoover dam.  My point is I get the issue.

I WOULD BE MORE SYMPATHETIC TO LNG WITHOUT THE ABATEMENT

Until we have a living wage for all county employees the county cannot give up wages.

The BS is flying.  The of Cameron County Workforce Director claimed he speaks for the unemployed and under employed.  But yet he hides in a corner rather than demand the state fund job training in forklift OSHA certification, such as it does in other cities. There are plenty of good jobs, just no training.

OUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES

This goes back to my opening quote.  The county no doubt needs growth.  The ability of the county to grow is tied to zoning and planning. I have been looking at the same lot for 14 years.  I really want it to build a new house on this lot.  But it is in the county and the county cannot prevent a junk yard from buying the land next door.

Our State Representatives need to put on the agenda for 2021 laws which allow the counties to start to regulate land use in the county.  The counties need to be able to plan their development.  People are not going to invest in high dollar homes and businesses unless they know their investment is protected.  This will not happen until state law changes to allow for zoning and planning in the county.


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