Video: Mayor Nirenberg explains why South Texas Alliance of Cities matters

HARLINGEN, Texas – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg has explained why he believes the South Texas Alliance of Cities is important.

Nirenberg recently signed a compact with elected officials from six cities in the Rio Grande Valley. The event was held at the corporate offices of Texas Regional Bank in Harlingen.

The elected officials that signed the compact represent San Antonio, Brownsville, Harlingen, Weslaco, Edinburg, McAllen and Mission. 

“There are really three things that I want to make sure that we can walk away from today with. And really two of them are focused on what will this alliance be able to do for our communities?” Nirenberg said. 

“In my view, those two thread lines are, how do we leverage our collective strength for greater regional economic development, and that includes issues like infrastructure and transportation, and the other one is political advocacy.”

Nirenberg added: “We know there are challenges from a policy standpoint federal, state and local. And when we collectively use our bipartisan voice on solutions that are generated at the local level, which are focused on how we solve problems, not how do we get into partisan bickering, which is too often dominating the state and federal dialogue… how do we create bipartisan or nonpartisan local solutions on these policy issue? How we use this platform to advocate for those solutions?”

Here is a video recording of part of Mayor Nirenberg’s remarks:


Editor’s Note: The above video is the first in a three-part series of video stories recorded at a recent meeting of the South Texas Alliance of Cities Part Two, featuring former Brownsville Mayor Trey Mendez, will be featured in our next edition.

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