Dave Rogers

For The Record


The City of Bridge City will hold a special meeting and executive session tonight, Wednesday, July 24, at 6 p.m. to name a replacement for longtime council member Kirk Roccaforte.

Roccaforte, Bridge City’s mayor from 2006-16, served a total of 25 years as mayor or council member before resigning a week ago to accept a mid-term appointment as Orange County Precinct 3 Commissioner.

Wednesday’s meeting agenda consists of accepting Roccaforte’s resignation, then a closed meeting to discuss who should fill his term that expires next May, and finally a public vote.

Earlier in July, Bridge City replaced another council member after Eric Andrus resigned because he was moving just outside city limits.

Danny Harrington was named to take the seat vacated by Andrus at another special meeting.

Also on the schedule for Bridge City council are 6 p.m. budget workshops set for the next four weeknights – Thursday, July 25; Friday, July 26; Monday, July 29; and Tuesday, July 30.

The 2019-2020 budget and tax rate must be completed by the end of August.