Posted: Nov 7, 2012 4:41 PM by Mia Gordon - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Nov 7, 2012 6:45 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The excitement of election night may be over, but for Corpus Christi's mayor elect, the excitement just started.
I sat down with Corpus Christi's newly elected mayor, Nelda Martinez, to find out about her plans for the future of the city.
Last night, it was all cheers and hugs for Martinez while she watched the results of Tuesday's election and found out she would be the new mayor of Corpus Christi. Today the celebration is over, and it's time to get to work.
Martinez says, "Corpus Christi, we can't say we are the city of potential anymore. We have a lot of work to do and I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and get it done."
Martinez added, "Right now my number one goal is to follow through on a promise that we had on the street solution. This is a fundamental service that we should never let slip away from us."
She hopes to have a plan to fix some major roadways in the next 6 to 8 weeks.
Martinez also wants to repair city buildings that are in bad shape, like the Science and History Museum, which we reported last month has a leaky roof.
Another short term goal is to create more local jobs through companies like Eagle Ford Shale and MMG Resins, which she predicts will bring in over 200 jobs.
Martinez also has long term goals. One of which is to make Corpus Christi a city residents can be proud of, and a city tourists want to visit.
Martinez says, "More people know about Corpus Christi not only as a national destination but ultimately become a world class destination because of our beautiful natural resources."
Martinez also plans to help local business by creating more tax incentives.
But first things first, Martinez did make a promise last night, "The first thing I want to do is clean up all of my signs."
And she stuck to that promise by waking up at 4 this morning, and to start picking up her signs.
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