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PD Hyatt

More flood land that will be taken out of the flood plain which will mean that the water will be pushed somewhere else down the line.... city planners need to make any new development dig water retention ponds that will hold all the water that there land would have held if it was undeveloped, after they are finished developing it....Else the down stream folks will pay a heavy price again just like we have done with Harvey....

Blanca Bell

How about bringing in a grocery story. When I moved to Hitchcock we had four grocery store options, now we have none. Let's bring in hazardous chemicals. Good work mayor and city council, I'll remember this at election time.

Carlos Ponce

They have tried to bring in a store. I worked with a team of Hitchcock residents and the Hitchcock IDC promoting Hitchcock to some area grocery chains. Some interest was shown but not much from the chains. With Wal-Mart down 2004, HEB and Arlans down Highway 6 they don't think the demographics warrant an investment. There are local mini-markets in Hitchcock including Valero where I buy milk and other goods.

Richard Williams

We always told that it will bring jobs. Will they hire from Hitchcock only? With all of the problems the city is experiencing, they need to get their house in order first. I'm retired and they just increased the amount they stole for taxes and I was told by a person at city hall that the appraisal district was responsible and upon further inquiry, she finally stated that the council had done it. Was there a notice posted about the agenda items and when the meeting was going to be held. These dates could be included in the monthly water bill! Should have been voted on by the residents!

Ron Shelby

Talk about a way to "kill" a community. Zoning industrial would do it. And it will leave behind those who are "trapped" because they don't have the money to move away from it to nicer areas. The worst areas for residents in almost any major city in the US are those areas zoned industrial...including Houston. Take a drive and look around.

Albert Rathmell

Not true sir. "Industrial Zoning" has many definitions that go under critical regulatory review, not to mention The City of Hitchcock can decided and limited the industrial usage under it's ECCR (Easements, Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions). Approval criteria would include proof of no detriment to public health and safety and no interference with the general enjoyment of adjacent property. Use regulations are very common in small towns. Bottom line, if restrictions are set in place, then the economic benefits will be tremendous. Housing will increase, tax dollars will help with city budgetary short fall. It will attract commercial developers for service oriented sites, e.g. medical, goods and services......food market. Neighborhoods will begin to flourish with job growth. There’s little question that a strong and growing export base is a correlate of a healthy economy. FM 2004 is a fantastic location as crossroads to many of the port areas. I think people need to look at this objectively as potential positive for the Hitchcock area.

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