Webb County Conference Announces Funds Regarding The CAA
At a press conference this morning deputy director of the Community Action Agency James Flores helped announce that the CAA's frozen funds where now available to the people in need.
The CAA came under scrutiny when some CAA employees mishandled funds. Pro 8 News's Orlando Garza Has more on today's developments.
"Number one these moneys must be spent."
Those are the words of county commissioner "Wawi" Tijerina after she announced that the CAA was back on track to give out funds
The CAA's funds where frozen by the government after word got out that the old administration had mishandled funds back in October of 2010 and after more then a year CAA Deputy Director James Flores says the funds will now be back in the hands of the people that really need them.
James Flores \ C.A.A. Deputy Director
"These funds are so crucial to the community it assists with utilities and it allows people to make it from month to month who would otherwise be without so the community being without these services is devastating."
County commissioner Danny Valdez says the mistakes can not be repeated
Danny Valdez \ Webb County Judge
"And now we have to prove to the state that we can manage these funds, disperse these funds, and utilize them within the time required."
Judge Valdez knows the CAA will be under a close eye and wants to keep things in order.
"We are gonna have to insure that we monitor. We are gonna have to have reports at commissioners court meetings updates as to how they're doing and how these moneys are being spent."
Orlando Garza \ email@example.com
"The money may be help over 1500 families in the county provided that the money be spent by December"
The CAA is now taking appointments from applicants at five community centers listed on your screen if you have any questions you can reach them at 523-4182.