SAN BENITO, RGV – Cameron County Commissioner David Garza does not give interviews to the media very often.

He said he wanted to make an exception on this occasion because of the importance of the topic – securing federal disaster relief funds for the Rio Grande Valley.

Cameron County Commissioner David Garza

Garza was part of a delegation from the Valley that visited with officials from the Department of Housing & Urban Development in Washington, D.C., this week.

Other Valley leaders on the trip included Hidalgo County Commissioners David Fuentes and Ellie Torres and Willacy County Commissioner Eduardo ‘Eddy’ Gonzales.

Garza said Valley leaders are now, thankfully, taking a regional approach to drainage issues.

The Valley delegation also visited with U.S. Sen. John Cornyn.