The City of McAllen is considering selling its only full-size performing arts theatre, the McAllen Civic Center! This would be a tremendous blow to the local performing arts community, as that would leave no suitable space for stage performances of many kinds, including dance recitals and shows, symphony and chorale performances and Broadway touring productions.
If you'd like to help convince the city officials to change their minds about selling, and instead renovate and repair the Civic Center, here is some information for you.
Put December 13 on your calendar. That is when the next City Commission meeting will be held. Show up and let them know you support saving the Civic Center.
Regular Meetings of the McAllen Board of Commission are every second and fourth Monday of the month, convening at 4:00 p.m. at the City Commissions Chambers on the 3rd floor at City Hall located at 1300 West Houston Avenue. These meetings are open to the public excluding the executive sessions, which are closed to the public by state law. Every meeting has a time for public comments. The time for public comments is usually about 6 p.m. It's best to show up at 5:45 p.m. to make sure you don't miss the opportunity to let the city commissioners and mayor know how you feel about saving the civic center. Each person making public comments is limited to five minutes.
There is also a Facebook page where you let your voice be heard on this matter: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Petition-to-Save-the-Civic-Center-Auditorium-Please-Help/171878546171446