Laredo City Council had a busy agenda at tonight's meeting. One of the top items on their list was the scheduled improvements to revitalize downtown. City officials moved forward to implement a downtown facade restoration program. Through the community development block grant, business and property owners in the downtown area are encouraged to enhance their buildings' exterior appearances through restoration projects. The City will match up to $15,000 for those willing to make the improvements.
"We’re hoping that, that will encourage the businesses to make the improvements and hopefully attract more business."
Liendo says through the $106,000 grant, they should be ale to help around six to seven business owners.