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Friday, February 6, 2009

City Commission to Consider Border Wall Agreement


Hello folks,

I received the below today from the City Manager's Office.

Melissa

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February 6, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The City of Brownsville is in the unique position to be the only border city between San Diego, California and the Gulf of Mexico to be offered the ability to remove the federally mandated border fence. After 18 months of negotiations between the City and the Department of Homeland Security, the City Commission will be asked to approve an agreement that allows the city to remove the border fence to complete projects designed to promote our economic development. Specifically the areas affected by this agreement include land along the river between the Gateway and B&M Bridges as well as the route of the proposed East Loop.

Equally important, when the border fence is removed, the City will regain title and possession of the property. This property has already been taken by the filing of condemnation proceedings on behalf of the Department of Homeland Security. At this time the Federal Government has title to the property where the fence is going to be constructed.

The approval of this proposed agreement will permit the re-development of Historic Downtown Brownsville to continue and will also insure that the proposed East Loop connecting the Veterans Bridge and the Port of Brownsville will not be stopped by a permanent border fence.

This agreement will be considered by the Brownsville City Commission at a Special Meeting on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 6:00pm in the Commission Chambers, 2nd floor City Hall. Persons interested in seeing Brownsville continue to progress are invited to attend.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...to be offered the ability to remove the federally mandated border fence."

Uh, wouldn't it be much simpler and less costly to just NOT BUILD IT IN THE FIRST PLACE??? Duh???

Friday, February 06, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!

Friday, February 06, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appeasement seems to have been discredited many times in history. This idea of letting them take a little so they won't take a lot is a bad idea and no good is likely to come of it.
Mescalero

Saturday, February 07, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda looks to me like the DHS wagged their finger at the city commission and they all rolled over without so much as a whimper!

Saturday, February 07, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Citizen of Brownsville knew how much dope and illegals aliens cross through this area, on a daily bases. Like in Washington local leaders on put out what ever fits as long as they keep their job even at the sakes of safety.

Saturday, November 21, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Concerning the fence being moved where the loop will go through. The fence will just be moved to the south side of the levee. Did the politicians mentioned who will pay for the expenses. spending money like Washington let the (fools) taxpayer pay for it

Saturday, November 21, 2009  

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