City responds to public outcry on blighted properties

June 22, 2018

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A large number of Tyler residents were on hand for Mondays special Tyler City Council meeting.

By Mark Wilmes
tributeeditor@gmail.com

In response to concerns voiced during the public forum of last week’s Tyler City Council meet­ing, a special meeting was held to discuss the problem of blight mitigation in the city. To open the meeting, Mayor Greg Peter read a statement to the council and over two dozen citizens on hand for the meeting.
“This is considered an inter-office discussion between the council and the city staff. There will be an opportunity for pub­lic comments after our discus­sion. Being that the majority of the council is here in attendance, the law requires the ability for the public to comment for those who attend this meeting. At this time, I would like to request that everyone remain silent during our council discussion.

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