By PAMELA CODY
Special to the PRESS
The City Commission special meeting Tuesday evening opened with City Manager Jared Hockema sharing the outcome of a lawsuit lodged against the City of Port Isabel.
In 2017, the Cameron County Housing Authority and Community Housing and Economic Development Corporation sued Port Isabel, accusing the city of rejecting a housing project to keep low-income Hispanics out of the area. U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera dismissed the lawsuit on July 18, asserting the Port Isabel City Commission never made such a decision on the purported project.
“Olvera found they had no legal or factual basis for their lawsuit,” Hockema reported, adding “It’s a great victory for the city of Port Isabel.”
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