Council tackles future planning, continued improvements

Special to the PRESS

The Native Plant Center, beach and dune permits, comprehensive planning, mobile food units, and Padre Boulevard improvements were key areas addressed during the Wednesday, May 2 meeting of the South Padre Island City Council.

During public comments and announcements, Council member Alita Bagley read from a letter sent out to the community from the Native Plant Center. “Each time a construction project, public or private, is approved that allows for the removal of native or tropical plants, we lose plant diversity and the lushness that plants bring to South Padre Island. If we continue along this path, it’s going to change the character and health of our Island,” she read.

The letter went on to describe efforts being undertaken to coordinate with contractors to relocate plants to the Native Plant Center Rescue Garden. The letter also called for volunteers to help with the planting efforts at the garden.

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