Confederate statue talks had people come forward at city council meeting

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria city council held a meeting Tuesday night, covering topics ranging from the addition of air quality monitoring stations to the confederate statue in DeLeon Plaza. Community members spoke diligently at the city council meeting to express their opinions about taking down the confederate statue at De Leon Plaza. All three were against taking down the statue, saying it could be a slippery slope.

Today, the city of Victoria announced its drought contingency stage 1 which means you should water less and raise your lawn mower to keep the grass a little higher to conserve water.

There were other two major approvals during the meeting — the set up of air quality monitoring stations was approved and the Community Development Block Grant approval for the boys and girls public facilities remodeling to begin. Other items that were approved is the construction of soccer fields in riverside park. The fields will be completed by fielders choice inc. right at the entrance of the park. The public will be able to rent the fields for $75 or use them on a first come first serve basis. The field is set to be finished spring of 2021.

Finally —  Dr. John McNeill was awarded a plaque for this work at the housing authority board. The next city council meeting will be July 7th at 5 o’clock.