"We have seen a huge increase in use given COVID-19 (of trails and parks) and looking at repurposing the use of our streets for public use and reducing vehicular traffic in certain areas.”

- Helen Ramirez, City of Brownsville

Zpryme joined Helen Ramirez, Deputy City Manager for the City of Brownsville, TX. The City of Brownsville is located in the Gulf Coast of South Texas and serves a population of 182,000. The interview touches on the COB’s proactive response to COVID-19, the number of cases in the city, resident and business response, and plans to re-open. Helen further discusses how the COB plans to use and expand the use of public spaces for residents and touches on plans to address the digital divide for residents and businesses in COB.