City of McAllen Proposed Voting Changes for the LRGVDC

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 9:54am

Several city representatives met in Weslaco on Thursday to vote on a controversial issue that could change the control of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council.

Representatives from the City of McAllen proposed a change in the organizations bylaws that would alter the way the board votes. Currently, voting on the board is one vote per director and the new proposal would change this to a vote by population. That would give larger cities more voting power and that's why a few of the smaller city representatives are trying to block the new proposal.

At the end of the meeting the only city standing with the rule change with McAllan was the City of Brownsville with all the other city representatives voting against the proposal.

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