Councilwoman faces possible recall position

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Soon after city council voted to rezone a South Side mobile home park, some of the affected residents decided to form a political action committee to recall District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran.

Rebecca Viagran

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (WOAI) - Soon after city council voted to rezone a South Side mobile home park, some of the affected residents decided to form a political action committee to recall District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran.

By a vote of six to four Thursday, the city agreed to rezone the Mission Trails Mobile Home Park to allow development of a new development on the property. The decision to clear out the mobile home park would effectively displace about 300 people.

Many residents then contacted local media outlets, stating their plans to file paperwork to begin a recall petition against Viagran. She represents District 3, where the mobile home park is located.

After the vote, Viagran said, "It has been extremely difficult, and it has not been easy to see this happen, but I know that what we've worked towards and what we've worked for is the best situation to come forward."

The city says agreements are in place with the developer and other trailer parks to pay for moving expenses and reduced rent. No one will be forced to move for nine months.

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