City Council Meets; SWPD Report: No Racial Profiling in 2019; Appointments Approved

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Joseph Grant

The City Council of the City of Sweetwater met in regular session on Tuesday, January 21, at 9 a.m. in the City Council Chambers of the City Hall, 200 E. 4th Street.
There was a call to order by the Mayor after which an invocation by Daniel Norton from Lamar Street Baptist Church was given. “Lord Jesus, we thank you this morning, We thank you for your wisdom and your guidance. We thank you for this group of people and leaders that you have put here to make plans and decisions for our city and we pray that they will lead with guidance, Jesus and bless us in all of our endeavors. Amen.”
City Council Member Ricky Castro lead the gathering in the Pledges of Allegiance to the Flags of the United States of America and the State of Texas.
The City Council approved minutes for meetings held on December 10, 2019 and December 20, 2019 without any changes or amendments.
The Public Comments and Receipt of Petitions was opened at this time. At this time, anyone will be allowed to speak on any matter, other than personnel matters or matters under litigation, for length of time not to exceed three minutes. No Council/Board discussion or action may take place on a matter until such matter has been placed on an agenda and posted in accordance with law - GC, 551.042. There were no public comments.
A presentation of the Sweetwater Police Department Annual Report was given by Police Chief Brian Frieda. As required by state law every year, no later than March 1 of the New Year, the police are required to share information of the Annual Contact Report.
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