The ordinance to Ban Plastic Bags is and should be in effect. I attended the Commissioner's Meeting yesterday evening and heard the Mayor and other officers talk about how much they support and see the positive effects that it will have on the City of Brownsville. There is also lots of families testing out a curb-side recycling program, which I wish everyone had the opportunity to have in their own city, and I plan on keeping myself updated to see how that goes.
I also got to meet Rose Timmer (The Bag Monster) and introduce her to my family. I seriously can't wait to see what we can accomplish this year now that the Plastic Bag Ban has been resolved. And yes, you read right, Rose was The Bag Monster. I applaud her guts and her costume ((that might be our family costumes next year)).
There was also talk about how beautiful Brownsville use to be. Growing up we only visited Brownsville during our vacation time or for a special occasions and it seemed like every time we went there was construction being done somewhere. It's a shame that the generation that has been elected now has let it get this bad.
I hope you enjoy the photos and the small video. Excuse the lighting and the traffic. And CORRECTION the address to my blog is cjrTheMommyBlog.blogspot.com :p And yes, that is a reusable bag!
Pictures on left side:
*Blocks from city hall is there's the bridge to cross into Mexico. People are running, walking, driving and skateboarding across.
*That's me infront of City hall with my Envirosac, graphic series!
*Shot in front of City Hall... beautiful snowflakes line the streets in downtown Brownsville.
Pictures on Right Side:
*The Bag Monster (Rose Timmer)
*The Bag Monster addressing the board and it's sad to say that The Bag Monster has to pass up Brownsville because he is not wanted here any longer!
* Within feet of the border is UTB, beautiful landscaping too
*Historical home in downtown Brownsville