Tuesday, February 14, 2006

No San Juan Toll Road

State Rep. Aaron Peña reports on A Capitol Blog that San Juan city commissioners vote down a proposed toll road in that city. This is not yet confirmed, but if true, it should make the San Juanistas, who oppose a toll road running through their neighborhood, very happy.

UPDATE: First of all, I read the Rep's blog wrong (or maybe I read it right and he changed it). The vote was made in Hidalgo County Commissioners Court, not San Juan city commission. And he's right. According to the San Juanista website (scroll down):
The Hidalgo County Commissioners court met on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at 9:00 A.M. The Mayor of San Juan, Ms. Sanchez, and several community leaders along with a multitude of San Juan residents attended the meeting. Agenda item 10b asked for a discussion to cease funding and further studies for the proposed toll road being considered in the City of San Juan. Mr. Ramon Garcia, Hidalgo County Judge, and the commissioners unanimously voted to stop any further studies of building a toll road through San Juan.
Of course, as they point out, this means the toll road might be headed for another neighborhood in Hidalgo County (La Joya perhaps?).


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