PALMHURST, Texas – The mayor of Palmhurst says a new plan on how to distribute coronavirus relief funding is good news for smaller communities in Hidalgo County.
Ramiro J. Rodriguez, Jr., was one of the most vocal critics of a previous plan to give cities under 30,000 population just $80 per capita. Under the new plan, the small cities will get the same as the larger cities and the incorporation areas, $132 per capita.
Hidalgo County has been allocated $151 million under the CARES Act. That comes out at $175 per capita. Hidalgo County is keeping back around $37 million for some county projects related to COVID-19.
Rodriguez was a special guest on The Rio Grande Guardian’s most recent Community Spotlight Zoom Conversations.
“I felt, and the smaller cities felt, we should be treated equally,” Rodriguez said.
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