Council members are your neighbors – volunteers who meet monthly with industry representatives in an open forum that encourages honest dialogue about issues important to neighborhood residents.
Although supported by CITGO, Flint Hill Resources, City of Corpus Christi Water Department, MarkWest Javelina, LyondelBassell and Valero, the Council is an independent, self-directed group of involved area citizens, industry representatives attend Council meetings as a resource.
Council programs are informed and community projects focus on safety, health, environment and community involvement – all focused on improving the quality of life in neighborhoods.
In 1999 the North Bay Area Community Advisory Council and Northwest Community Council merged to form the Corpus Christi Community Advisory Council. The councils had been working on many of the same concerns since 1993.
Safety in and around the CITGO, Flint Hills Resources, Valero, MarkWest Javelina and City Water Treatment Plant is the foremost concern to those living and working nearby and has been a top priority for the Council. The Council has established on-going programs to inform area residents about plant safety procedures, emergency response capablities and preparations and actions they should take in the case of an emergency condition.
With the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) the Council promotes the Shelter in Place program that describes how to safely remain indoors during a chemical emergency.
Working with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) officials, environmental and healthy exports, and CITGO, Flint Hills Resources, Valero, MarkWest Javelina and City Water Department environmental specialists, the Councils has developed a wealth of environmental and health-related information that has been made available to the public. An overview of this extensive work, Air Quality in Corpus Christi has been published and distributed widely throughout the area.
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