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City of Palmview

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Andy Warhol, 1975

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In 1972, residents of Palmview voted to become a municipal corporation to improve public service delivery in their suburban community.

 

As Interim City Manager, Olivares works with Council members, employees, and residents to restructure municipal operations, to improve transparency, and to ensure accountability for our city.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the daily operations and long-term development of a suburban community of approximately 18,000 which is part of the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission metropolitan area.

  • Supporting more than $73.0 million in infrastructure projects.

  • Helping operate the Rio Grande Valley's only Municipal Development District (MDD).

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​Major Accomplishments

  • Created culture of results and accountability by training staff on the basic role and impact of municipal government.

  • Restructured municipal operations by:

    • Creating Finance and Human Resources departments

    • Expanding Fire operations to 24/7

    • Initiating Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) operations (1 of 4 cities in region)

  • Supported major infrastructure improvements, specifically:

    • $42.2 million for a wastewater collection system​

    • $19.5 million for FM 495 (Veterans Blvd.) expansion

    • $7.0 million for FM 364 (La Homa Road) expansion

    • $1.5 million for street improvements

    • $1.0 million in new wastewater utility connections

  • Discovered $3.7 million in fraudulent bond transactions, leading to refinancing at better terms​.

  • Identified multiple asset forfeiture program violations and created controls to reinstate program.

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©2005-2020 Leonardo Olivares