CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Last Friday, Mayor Joe McComb announced the closure of the North Beach Task Force. The task force is the voluntary oversight committee that was tasked with looking over the plans for improving the North Beach area.
Mayor McComb felt as if their job had been completed.
"I just stated what the obvious was that they had done the work, we were thankful for it," he said. "The baton was passed to the city and we are moving forward with it."
Members of the task force do not feel as if their job is complete and unsurprisingly were caught off guard by the news.
"I would like them to consult us first," County Commissioner and member of the task force Carolyn Vaughn said. "There are tasks that are to be completed."
North Beach has seemingly been left alone for years and the task force believes that without their influence, North Beach would never had been renovated.
"This was not even on the city's radar until the task force was formed."
Residents in the area are excited about what the projects could do to North Beach and believe that it will have a far reaching impact, not just on those living in the area.
"This is not a North Beach project," resident Ronald Graban said. "This is a Corpus Christi project. This is going to benefit the whole area."
Vaughn says that she is not entirely sure whether or not the mayor can disband the group without the approval of the city council. She will be responding to the letter sent out by Mayor McComb.