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Section A: General News


New council has big plans in Floresville




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November 14, 2012 | 1,910 views | 11 comments

FLORESVILLE -- With the results of last week’s election, a new Floresville City Council has overwhelmingly swept into office.

Now, as the dust settles, the city will get back to basics, according to the new officials.

The newly elected city officials are scheduled to be sworn in Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m., with a special meeting to follow.

Jim Miller, councilman-elect for Place 1, said that workshops will be proposed in an effort to focus on giving control of the city back to its people.

“This election was a mandate,” Miller said. “The people spoke loudly and clearly, saying that they want their city back. We intend to give it to them.”

The workshops will be geared at bringing the new council up to speed on Robert’s Rules of Order and the Texas Open Meetings Act, as well as the inner workings of the city of Floresville, such as the city charter.

“Hopefully, we will have the entire council present so everyone can hear the same thing at the same time,” Miller said. “Once everybody is up to speed, there will be a strategic planning workshop so that when the next regular meeting comes [after the workshops], we can hit the ground running.”

Councilman John Guerrero said healing the division that has plagued the city is important for Floresville to move forward.

“We need to get the city back together,” Guerrero said. “The focus needs to be on the city itself and not its officials. I feel as if the new council agrees that we must put the needs of the city first and listen to the will of the people on what they want to happen with their city. I am hopeful for the future.”

Mayor-elect Diana Garza said she believes it’s important for the citizens to have a say in the proceedings of their government.

“I look forward to working with the new council and staff to ensure that decisions are made for the betterment of the community,” Garza said. “All of us have set some lofty goals and we plan to work together with the citizens to achieve those goals.”
 

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Fed Up With Arrogance  
Sin City  
November 17, 2012 1:34pm
 
It was a wonderful meeting, totally different atmosphere. Tejada was not there. Worked out great!!! But, Castillo needs to get her stuff together. Her body language and facial expressions say it all. If she is not happy because ... More ›

 
Wondering?  
Floresville, Tx  
November 17, 2012 12:31pm
 
Just wondering if anybody attended the meeting today can tell us if the Tejada had any famous last words?

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
November 15, 2012 8:21am
 
Enlightened, thoughtful and original suggestions are always helpful. Thanks Alvin, we can always depend on you.

 
Alvin Charmaine  
November 14, 2012 7:47pm
 
I would like to see the counsel implement a monthly pot luck dinner program. Like for poor people. Everyone can bring ramen.

 
LaLa Land  
Floresville, TX  
November 14, 2012 3:56pm
 
Clicks? Clicks? The biggest click was Danny, Flores, Gomez, and Castillo. Everything was done by the time they got to the meetings!!! NO MAS!!! The new council and new mayor know that the mandate is we work together. Just wait ... More ›

 
Reader   
Floresville, TX  
November 14, 2012 3:38pm
 
In order for things to get done they (council) has to work as one..but it already seems that the clicks have been set...how do you see this as being a new beginning.

 
LaLa Land  
Floresville, TX  
November 14, 2012 2:11pm
 
FTP, I guess you are a sore loser. The people spoke, what more do you want????? It's over, go home with your tail between your legs!!!!! Jim Miller won. Flores had only 599 votes. What does that tell you? People sent a ... More ›

 
Connect the Dots  
Floresville  
November 14, 2012 12:43pm
 
Nobody has taken credit for any of the work- or the mess- that was done by your gente. However, it's good to see that new council members have goals set forth- hopefully to reverse some of the impending disasters that have ... More ›

 
Proletariat  
Utopia,Tx.  
November 14, 2012 12:28pm
 
FTP. Your constant berating, racial overtones and suggestive rhetoric will not be missed. You can now offically stop.The election is over and all the "see you at the polls" is now history. Please fade into the sunset ... More ›

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
November 14, 2012 11:52am
 
Where did you read that? Obviously not in this article. Quit being such a sore loser!

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