Contrary to some concerns, Port Isabel City Manager Edward Meza said the community center is not going to be turned into a homeless shelter.
The concern arose when the city council approved construction on the center for new shower units. Some citizens were concerned that people would have constant access to the commodities and begin to inhabit the center full time.
Meza said the measures to improve the building were taken in order to better prepare the center for an influx of people in the case of an emergency, such as a hurricane.
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