The city is giving the public the opportunity to make land donations to be used for parks. El Mañana reported yesterday that people have until August 14 to make their proposals. Laredo is looking to procure up to 200 acres within the city limits.
The area that is in dire need of land donations is the part of Del Mar, near St. Patricks Church, where the four-lane roadway bottlenecks into two lanes. This is just an idea, and I don't know if it's been considered before, but let's offer the residents who give up some curbside property a tax break for a year or two. And by tax break I mean they don't have to pay municipal, county, or UISD taxes for a given amount of years. The reason I include the different taxing entities in the Keyrose plan is because they all, in one way or other, use Del Mar. Blvd.