IN SUPPORT OF ADEQUATE DRAINAGE
Presented by: Maria Romero
Seconded by: Patricia Ocana
Testimony by: Rosie Mendoza
Date: 21 de Octubre del 2022
Whereas: The rainy season causes flooding in the neighborhoods and in some of them it takes longer for the water level to drop, causing the water to remain stagnant and damaging our homes.
Whereas: There are neighborhoods with many ditches in the streets, which, being full of water, make it difficult for drivers to see them, thus causing damage to their vehicles and the risk of causing an accident or harm to themselves.
Whereas: Floods also cause unevenness in houses, damaging the structure and putting families at risk.
Whereas: The health of the residents is affected by the bad smell of the septic tanks due to the floods and we are exposed to diseases, especially by the mosquitos that reproduce in stagnant waters and in ditches.
Whereas: The floods in the neighborhoods cause the school bus not to pick up the children and they have to use bags to cover their shoes and be able to get to where the bus is waiting for them. Some parents decide to carry their children to the bus.
Therefore, be it resolved: La Unión del Pueblo Entero and its membership base will continue to advocate for expanding the drainage system with more capacity and equity, like repairing streets that have been damaged by water.
Therefore, be it resolved: La Unión del Pueblo Entero and its membership base will continue to insist that colonia residents have a seat at the table where decisions are made and that the system be more transparent.
Therefore, be it resolved: La Unión del Pueblo Entero and its membership base will continue to organize neighbors to continue to educate together with the theme of LUCHA (Land, Use, Colonia, Housing, Action) to continue to effectively advocate for our neighborhoods.
Therefore, be it resolved: La Unión del Pueblo Entero and its membership base will continue to push the drainage district commissioners and director through civic action and by our continued presence in commissioners court.
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