Official pushes for new precinct warehouse

HARLINGEN — Cameron County Precinct 4 Commissioner Gus Ruiz is aggressively pushing for a new warehouse for his precinct.

Ruiz would not comment on specific details about the plan or location of the land where the commissioner’s warehouse and office would be relocated within Precinct 4.

Cameron County commissioners were recommended by consultants and engineers to invest $1 million to renovate the current precinct warehouses in the county. But the commission rejected the proposals about two months ago.

Today, the commissioners will discuss in executive session whether or not to vote to purchase property Ruiz wants for a new Precinct 4 warehouse.

“I’m hoping that the result of this meeting will become an action item outside of executive session at a future meeting,” Ruiz said.

Ruiz represents La Feria, Santa Maria, Santa Rosa, Combes, Palm Valley, Los Indios and Harlingen.

The current Precinct 4 warehouse is located in Harlingen on North T Street. It also acts as the business office for the commissioner.

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