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Mayor Hal Richards

Q. - In your response to the illegals in Terrell, you stated that, It's a federal law you should leave it up to them.... But so is drugs, so does that mean you will not enforce those issues?

Answer - Thanks for your inquiry.


Every level of government has traditional and constitutional primary responsibilities.


The City of Terrell’s first priority is to provide for public safety and health. We enforce laws that put public safety and health at risk. Our second priority is to provide essential services (water, sewer, streets, etc.) to our citizens. Our third priority is to provide services and facilities that improve our citizens’ quality of life: parks, library, economic development, recreation opportunities, etc.


As we try to meet these three responsibilities, there are no resources left for the City to lead the way in attacking problems that, constitutionally, should be addressed by State and Federal Government.


The ultimate answer is for each level of government to meet its obligations to citizens.



Hal Richards, Mayor




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201 East Nash St.
P.O. Box 310

Terrell, Texas 75160
Metro 972-524-3332
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