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Feb 10 2011

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Ordinance draws crowd but no action

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR.

For a second time an ordi­nance came before the Board of Commissioners in Port Isabel and still no clear deci­sion on whether it shall pass or fail. Members of the com­munity showed up that were both for and against a pro­posed ordinance regulating parking of motor vehicles within the R-1A Zoning Dis­trict of the city but in a split decision the item remains a topic for discussion and fur­ther action.

“It’s been going on for two years now,” said David Lehman, “let’s get some­thing done either way and move on.”

There was a motion given to vote on the ordinance and after discussion amongst the commissioners a second was brought to the table setting up the vote. That outcome went two for, one against and two voted to table it for a later date. Thus it was not carried while at the same time it has not been put to rest.

Most of the members of the community that showed up for the meeting Tuesday night voiced their opinions on the side of not approving the ordinance. Dean Pease was among those against it.

“We have enough laws in place,” he said,” we need to enforce what we have. Changing the laws takes away the heritage we have here.”

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