|Commissioner John Villarreal|
10. Reconsideration of the adoption of the City of Brownsville Logo. (Commissioners J.
Villarreal/R. Longoria, Jr.)
|New City Logo|
Villarreal, according to a Brownsville Herald article by Aisha Baskette, is aware of considerable dissatisfaction with the new logo as well as a preference for the old one. Tonight's agenda item, co-sponsored by Commissioner Rick Longoria, is also motivated by a desire to include Longoria, who missed the 9/15/15 meeting, in the process.
|The Old City Logo|
|Logo Pitchman Ron Oliveira|
Addendum: The vote 9/15/15 was 3-2 for the new logo with Commissioners Gowen, Portillo and Villarreal voting "yes," and Tetreau and De Leon voting "no." Mayor Martinez in his exuberance inappropriately voted, erroneously declaring the vote as 4-2(Under the City Charter, the mayor is authorized to vote only in the case of a tie.).
With Villarreal having a change of heart and Longoria now opposing the new logo, the new logo may likely be overturned, 4-2. Whether or not a return to the former logo saves the city money remains to be seen.