City Council meeting included Mayor Pro Tem Josephine Soliz taking roles from former Mayor Rawley McCoy

On Tuesday, March 16, many members during the City Council meeting proceeded acting on important topics for the city.

VICTORIA, Texas – During the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 16, held at the Council Chambers many important actions occurred.

First off, a presentation clarified the Mayor vacancy, since Rawley McCoy’s recent sudden passing.

Consequently, Josephine Soliz, Mayor Pro Tem, will resume the roles and duties of City Mayor, but is technically not our Mayor.

Elections scheduled for July 3, 2021 will officially delegate who will become the next City Mayor.

Another important action included a proclamation in honor of Annual Public Transportation Appreciation Day, where council members celebrated our public transportation team, since March 16 is National Bus Driver Appreciation Day.

They expressed their gratitude, took photos of them, and one member of the team gave a gracious speech afterwards.

Again, Julie Fulgahm, from the Office of Management and Budget gave a presentation on the Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Standards, including language definition changes from the Census Bureau.

The council discussed financial consequences the city might experience, due to 2020 Census updated data and federal funding.

In addition, they added the online forum where the public can submit their comments to the OMB on ‘Why Victoria should still qualify for federal funding.’

Click on the following link to learn more about the City of Victoria: City of Victoria, Texas – Government | Facebook

To watch the entire meeting held on Tuesday, March 16 online, click here: Victoria Texas Public Meetings – YouTube

For the agenda and packet, click here: City of Victoria – Meeting Information (

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