Thursday, July 13, 2006

Saving the Park

Cameron County commissioners back off from their plan to hand over public land to developers.

NewsChannel 5 reports that public outcry over the deal (which would have given the developers a 50-year lease that allowed them to do pretty much anything to Isla Blanca Park) makes county officials to change their minds:
Today, commissioners asked legal counsel to keep Isla Blanca on South Padre Island available to the public. After months of lobbying, county commissioners agreed to back out of the controversial project.
Cameron County residents weren't happy with how the commissioners court tried to sneak the plan past them, and began a grassroots effort to keep the park out of developers' hands. It looks like that work might have paid off.


Blogger pugsley dibrute said...

I would LOVE to know just how much Doyle Wells "CONtributed" to the campaigns of the judge He-no-hoses us , Pete "la marana-idiota" Benavides, John "limp" wood and the other puppets on the cameroon county commisioners court! I still cannot beleive that the Judge flipped-flopped on this important and certainly profitable (for him , of course) "investment". I still feel or suspect , somehow , that this saga is not nearly over!

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