City leaders hope Paisanos spend their money here in Laredo
City officials also addressed the issue of traffic congestion expected this upcoming weekend.
As most already know, traffic on downtown streets will be heavy with the over 100,000 vehicles expected to pass through Laredo in the days leading up to Christmas.
City leaders hope the people in those vehicles will take advantage of Laredo’s shopping and eating opportunities.
“We hear a lot from the other merchants around the community about how much they need the business and how much they hope folks come in here. Then we have the other side that says they just cause traffic, so the city's been working hard to balance the local population's need as well as the transient need that’s coming in.”
Over 500,000 vehicles passed through Laredo last December.