HARLINGEN, Texas – Builders, developers, engineers and surveyors say they like what is happening in Harlingen these days.

The City of Harlingen, led by Mayor Norma Sepulveda, has streamlined procedures so that is easier to build in the city, representatives of the building community say.

Before Mayor Sepulveda took office, they say, there was too much bureaucracy and “red tape”.

“It helps when we have a mayor that is pro-construction,” said builder Rene Mares.

The changes in procedure came about following a meeting Mayor Sepulveda called with the building community soon after taking office. Consultant Rolando Vela helped set up the meeting.

The three podcasts below feature the views of civil engineer David Flinn, builder Rene Mares, and engineer Alan Moore, general manager of Cameron County Drainage District No. 5.


David Flinn

Rene Mares

Alan Moore

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