West Odessa-Ector County/July 22, 2023-Ector County Judge Dustin Fawcett and Ector County Commissioner Precinct 1, Mike Gardner held a Town Hall meeting at the Ector County Sheriff’s Office annex located at Kellus –Turner Park. The purpose of the Town Hall is to gather information from residents of West Odessa regarding the future of their community.
(Dustin Fawcett, Ector County Judge, Ector County/Odessa, Texas)
The town hall event turned hostile, and a shouting match ensued, when the topic of West Odessa becoming its own city was brought up by Ector County Judge Dustin Fawcett.
(Resident, West Odessa/Ector County)
Odessa Fire Rescue and EMS are part of an interlocal agreement between the City of Odessa and Ector County. OFR is responding to calls for service in West Odessa during the day and night. One option to help West Odessa residents is to create an emergency district and fund it by some type of county tax levied on the population of West Odessa.
(Christine Holcomb, West Odessa Resident/Ector County)
Residents of West Odessa have issues with county roads not being properly maintained, water concerns with the Ector County Utility District, having to pay for trash pickup and other problems. Ector County Judge Dustin Fawcett plans to have more Town Hall meetings regularly.
For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera