Town Hall Meeting Scheduled For Odessa District Five 7/17/13
July 17, 2013
Odessa - One Odessa City Council member is taking it upon herself to listen to her districts concerns. Thursday evening Sandra Carrasco will be making herself available to answer any questions the community has. CBS 7 caught up with Councilwoman Carrasco to hear some concerns that have already been brought to her attention.
The biggest issue she has heard about is the problem with the roads; with the added traffic in the area some roads are just not being kept well. On top of that the recent rain we have had she says will cause problems.
“After it rains we’ll have potholes, especially in the Southside area. We also have the big trucks, that are not supposed to be going through the city but still do,” said District five Councilwoman Sandra Carrasco.
Roads are only one of the problems she says is within district five; the other two she has heard about is outgrown lawns and the amount of trash.
“Once you pick up trash, you know the next week it’s full again. It’s very frustrating and it saddens me,” said Carrasco.
Which is causing those who want to sell their homes to have problems.
“There is way too much clutter and they’re trying to sell their home but they can’t because the value of the home is going down because of the clutter and trash,” Carrasco said.
I was able to speak with one of the residents in the district who says cars speed through the neighborhood at all hours and asks for more patrol.
“I would like if she took more interest or got more people interested in the area. You know I don’t think we have a neighborhood watch, a lot of thefts go on here, a ton of drugs and it’s because of the lack of attention here,” said district five resident Marcia Chamblin.
These concerns are exactly what Carrasco says she wants to hear at the town hall meeting, and adds that until she is told what is wrong there is no way of fixing it.
“I want to be able to have a conscientious decision of why I’m voting the way I am because I’m representing the people I want to hear their voice and I want to be their voice,” said Carrasco.
That meeting will be held at five thirty Thursday, July 18 at Floyd Gwin Park at the Pal Gym and everyone is invited.