Tensions rise with passage of health care district resolution

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
press@portisabelsouthpadre.com

Port Isabel City Hall held a special meeting Thursday evening solely focused on potential action to approve Resolution No. 02-24-2015-01 to join several Cameron County cities to choose to create a Cameron County Healthcare District through a future election. Concerned locals attended and things became tense eventually leading to the board requesting the authorities be called for a citizen who would not withdraw his turn for attempting to expose the resolution as deceitful.

“I strongly support this because we have a high poverty rate here, especially in our areas,” said Mayor Joe E. Vega. “A lot of people don’t have insurance. People here, people that work with minimum wage, that work certain amount of hours, you know, a lot of those people can’t afford to buy insurance. A lot of these people are part of our local workforce in our community… I myself support this resolution.”

Commissioner Jose Zamora didn’t share the mayor’s feeling towards the resolution and Commissioner Martin Cantu allowed the floor to be open for public comments before voting on the motion. Former City Commissioner David Woolverton was given the floor and attempted to expose the resolution as, in his opinion, a mistake.

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