GALENA PARK – With the general election approaching on Saturday, May 9, and Early Voting underway for the Charter Amendment, voters in this community are talking about and debating the 18 amendments that are on the ballot.
Councilman Juan Flores organized three Town Hall Meetings, to present the amendments and give citizens for and against them a forum to discuss and debate their merits.
These meetings were held April 22 at Baggett Center; April 23 at Galena Manor, and April 25 at Woodland Acres.
On hand for each meeting were Council members, City of Galena Park department heads, and a moderator/facilitator.
To start each discussion, Councilman Flores handed out a white paper with the Amendments summarized, and a statement of the need for amending the Charter. The paper stated: “Many of the articles in the City Charter are outdated and should be brought up to current standards.”