Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration received some criticism from council members for agreeing to spend $37,860 to build sidewalks for the city’s new dog park on River Street.
The city council unanimously enacted a new ordinance to force liquor stores to stop selling package goods – including beer and wine – after 10 p.m. The measure was heavily lobbied for by local young people and anti-drug advocates.
Three members of the board of adjustment removed for boycotting meetings have filed a lawsuit against the city, according to federal court documents.
The city’s removal of a mural that paid tribute to two slain men — Aaron Anderson and Antonio Vega, Jr. – sparked a protest on Tuesday evening. Dozens of family members and friends of both men urged municipal officials to restore the mural.
The supporters of mayoral candidate Pedro Rodriguez have been the victims of vandalism over the past week. Five supporters with rear windshield clings promoting the former school board member’s mayoral candidacy found their signs vandalized, said Rodriguez on Monday morning.
The city council unanimously voted to approve a new ordinance that forces liquor businesses that sell package goods to close at 10 p.m. Council members gave preliminary approval to the new law on Tuesday night.
More than two months after forming an exploratory committee, former public safety director Glenn Brown on Friday announced his candidacy for the 2018 mayoral race.