In a surprising discovery, the City Manager of Corpus Christi has had his residential street repaved on the 200 block of Southern Street. A viewer of the Corpus Christi Crónica contacted us and was fired up after learning Southern Street was prioritized over other F graded streets in District 2.
We reached out to City councilman for District 2, Ben Molina, via cellphone which was listed on the City of Corpus Christi website but we were unsuccessful in making contact. The unsuccessful contact may be due in part to a city council meeting Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Nueces County Tax Office, the City Manager of Corpus Christi, Peter Zanoni lives on the 200 block of Southern Street. Peter Zanoni was unanimously appointed to the position on April 23, 2019 by the Mayor and City Council and officially started on May 20, 2019.
It was last year in January 2020 when Peter Zanoni appointed Richard Martinez as director of the Corpus Christi Public Works/Streets Department. The two worked alongside in the city of San Antonio, Texas where Zanoni was assistant city manager.
Although, there are many bond main street repairs going on on throughout the city of Corpus Christi, there aren’t too many residential street repavings in neighborhoods where some streets have been on a long waiting list for decades.
Our viewer tells us her road is “like living in a third world country” and that she didn’t see a problem with Southern Street to begin with. She feels that Southern Street wasn’t even a C graded street and the street was prioritized over others. After digging through public records, she found that Peter Zanoni lived on Southern Street and feels that was the reason why the residential street was favorable over others.
On April 24, 2021 the Corpus Christi Crónica checked the street construction and there was still loose gravel on Southern Street. Today, Southern Street has been completed and no orange barrels appear for any more construction from Ocean Drive to Santa Fe Drive.