Congratulations to the residents of Century City for standing up against a proposed zoning change that would have brought multi-family complexes (apartments) to their area. The Laredo Morning Times reported that after presenting a petition with 200 signatures, the Laredo Planning and Zoning Commission voted against the change.
No doubt the developers will make an appeal. They have 30 days to do so and LMT is also reporting that if they do appeal, their case will be heard by the seedy council. In consideration of this fact, it is clear that the residents of Century City are not out of the woods yet. The recent trend has been for the mayor and council to put $$money above everything else and I'm pretty sure they'll be making their usual "we need jobs" argument.
Still, those protesting the change are to be commended for exercising their rights as citizens and speaking out. We wish them continued success.