DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(022818)-ODESSA CITY COUNCIL(FEBRUARY 28, 2018)

ODESSA, TEXAS/FEBRUARY 28, 2018 – THE ODESSA CITY COUNCIL VOTED 4 TO 1 TO CALL AND ORDER A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR NOVEMBER 6TH TO AMEND THE CITY OF ODESSA CITY CHARTER. THIS AMENDMENT TO THE CITY CHARTER WOULD ESTABLISH ONE AT-LARGE MEMBER POSITION AND TO ENTITLE THE MAYOR TO VOTE UPON ALL MATTERS CONSIDERED BY THE COUNCIL.

FILBERTO GONZALES, ODESSA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 5 SAYS THAT THE VOTER SHOULD HAVE MORE CHOICES TO VOTE ON RATHER THAN JUST THIS SINGLE ITEM ON THE NOVEMBER 6TH BALLOT.

(FILIBERTO GONZALES, ODESSA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 5)

“HAVE THE AT-LARGE AND GIVE THE MAYOR VOTING RIGHTS- -EITHER- -AND THE OTHER ONE WOULD BE TO ADD TWO MORE SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS.”

DURING THE PUBLIC HEARING DAVID BOUTIN RAISED HIS RIGHT HAND AND MADE A PLEDGE THAT HE HOPED THAT HE AND HIS FAMILY AND HIS FRIENDS AND THE REGION WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE VOTER VOTING YES TO CHANGE THE CITY OF ODESSA CITY CHARTER. THIS PLEGE WAS MADE DIRECTLY AT MALCOLM HAMILTON, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 1.

(NAT SOUND: DAVID BOUTIN, PLEDGE, ODESSA CITY COUNCIL MEETING)

(DAVID BOUTIN, CITIZEN-ODESSA, TEXAS)

“WHEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS DONE PROPERLY IN THIS COMMUNITY, THERE’S- -JOBS ARE CREATED AND IT BENEFITS THE ENTIRE LABOR FORCE AND THERE’S AN EXPANSION OF THE TAX BASE, WHICH AFFECTS ALL TAXPAYERS, BECAUSE IT SPREADS THE BURDEN TO OTHER TAXPAYERS AND KEEPS THEIR TAXES LOWER THAN THEY WOULD BE.”

COUNCIL MEMBER, HAMILTON SAYS THAT DISTRICT ONE IN SOUTH ODESSA IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE CITY.

(MALCOLM HAMILTON, ODESSA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER, DISTRICT 1)

“WELL DISTRICT 1 IS A PLAYER. HOWEVER, CERTAIN PEOPLE DON’T SEE IT THAT WAY. I-20, THE MAJORITY OF I-20 RUNS RIGHT THROUGH. AH, DISTRICT 1. MIDLAND SEEMS TO HAVE IT TOGETHER. I MEAN, HAVE YOU SAW I-20, OFF- -MIDLAND? MY GOD IT’S PHENOMINAL! AND I APPLAUD MIDLAND  FOR THAT, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE SOMEHOW, WE’RE MIS-STEPPING HERE. WE’RE NOT GETTING THAT. WE WANT TO PLAY, YOU KNOW, WE WANT TO PLAY ARM-CHAIR POLITICS AND OUT OWN SELF INTEREST.”

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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Author: Danny Barrera