DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-NEWS BRIEF (092717)-ODESSA CITY COUNCIL

ODESSA, TEXAS/SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 – DURING THE ODESSA CITY COUNCIL MEETING, THE COUNCIL MEMBERS AGREED TO PARTICIPATE WITH FINACIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO HELP TX DOT WITH CONSTRUCTION COSTS ON THE AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS SAFTEY AND TRAFFIC PROBLEM AREAS. APPROXIMATELY 10 TO 11 MILLION DOLLARS WILL ALLOCATED TO HELP TXDOT FINISH CONSTRUCTION SOONER.

(FILIBERTO GONZALES, ODESSA CITY COUNCILMAN, DIST. 5)

“TEXAS IS VERY BIG AND FOR THEM TO SPREAD THE MONEY OUT BETWEEN ALL OF US IS VERY HARD, BUT WHEN YOU HAVE A COMMUNITY THAT COMES TOGETHER, AND SAYS HEY! WE’RE WILLING TO FUND PART OF IT, IT GETS THEIR ATTENTION, AND IT BRINGS THEM OUT HERE.”

A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE SIVALLS COMPANY HAD SOME CONCERNS ABOUT ANNEXATION, BECAUSE OF THE VARIOUS INDUSTRIAL LOCATIONS IN ODESSA, BUT SOME INDUSTRIAL LOCATIONS ARE NOT CONSIDERED INSIDE THE CITY LIMITS, AND DON’T PAY CITY SALES TAX.

(FILIBERTO GONZALES, ODESSA CITY COUNCILMAN, DIST. 5)

“WE AS COUNCIL ARE LOOKING AT THE ENTIRE CITY, AND SAYING, OK WHAT CAN WE DO TO, AS FAR AS, HELP THE CITY, BUT AT THE SAME TIME DO WHAT’S FAIR FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS.”

THE TXDOT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN ODESSA SHOULD BEGIN SOMETIME IN THE MIDDLE PART OF 2018.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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Author: Danny Barrera