Covering Laredo, city council members met today in their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss several pressing issues. They had several items on the agenda, one of them included further regulating the controversial 8-liner machines and other items involving solid waste pick-up. Also on the docket... a new ordinance to prohibit the installation of mobile homes that are older than 10 years is in the works here in Laredo. James Johnson has more, James. Council member Alex Perez is seeing a problem in his district with mobile homes being moved without the proper permits.
Business is good for one mobile home park in south Laredo. But many of the homes that are currently in the subdivision aren't up to code and have possibly been put there without the proper permits. Council member Alex Perez represents district 3 and says he just wants what’s best for Laredo.
[cg:newsuper\alex perez\city council member] 22:44:45:16 what I'm hoping to do is clean up my district...we have mobile home parks out there and we just want what's best for Laredo.
According to Perez people are buying lots for their homes and moving their homes at night. The problem with doing that is there's only one certified person to move these homes, so a lot of these homes have been relocated illegally.
[cg:newsuper\alex perez\city council member] 22:44:17:06 what's going on is people are moving these homes at night and it looks terrible 22:44:10:20 we have one guy how's authorized to move these homes and he has no record of any of them
Currently there are 17 homes in violation...Perez says some are in such bad shape their in a state of disrepair. And some of these homes aren't even being lived in creating even a bigger problem...safety.
[cg:newsuper\alex perez\city council member] 22:44:55:20 we don’t want a mobile home junkyard out there 22:47:02:01 we want to nip this in the bud and make sure things are done right.
This ordinances is still in the works so there's no set date on when this will go into effect, but as soon as we get more information well keep you posted. For KGNS, I'm James Johnson.