Following recall, new Killeen mayor aims for transparency
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Killeen's new mayor is wasting no time making changes in how the city's government works.
Several members of the previous city council were ousted in a recall election, and a new council was elected last May.
Mayor Dan Corbin wants to make sure that doesn't happen again. In his first town meeting of the year Monday, the mayor outlined several plans to improve the quality of life for citizens.
Mayor Corbin wants to boost the local economy to create more tangible benefits for residents.
He also invited people at Monday’s town hall meeting to voice their concerns directly to him.
"This is first time that the mayor has, in this city, any of the mayors, have come out and done a public conference like this so the community can talk straight to the mayor,” Killeen resident Tony Cooper said. “So it's honorable for him to do that kind of deal."
Mayor Corbin also discussed the benefits of an economic boost for Killeen. With more tangible assets, Killeen will hire more police forces and fire department personnel.