AudioFuturo RGV leaders weigh in on rezoning of Green Jay Park

Both Nedra Kinerk and Laurel McLeaish are McAllen residents and Futuro RGV leaders. At a McAllen City Commission meeting, they offered very different testimony.

MCALLEN, Texas – Although community group Futuro RGV did not take an official position on whether to the City of McAllen should rezone Green Jay Park, some of its leaders did offer public testimony.

Although Futuro President Nedra Kinerk could not be present when the issue was debated at city hall, she sent a representative to speak for her. Kinerk said she was for moving the park from “agricultural/open space” to “light industrial.”

Futuro Treasurer, Laurel McLeaish, spoke against the move. 

Both Kinerk and McLeaish (pictured above) spoke in their personal capacities. Both are McAllen residents.

McAllen City Commission voted unanimously in favor of making Green Jay Park, a property of the city, “light industrial.” This paves the way for tech giants Zoho Corporation to purchase the land and build a 90-acre campus. 

Here is the testimony provided by Kinerk and McLeaish:

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