Some upcoming events at Brenham businesses have sparked conversation and some controversy.
The City of Brenham issued a statement today (Tuesday) saying it has received numerous calls regarding the events at private businesses. Communications and Public Relations Manager Melinda Gordon said the events have caused some citizens to call Brenham City Hall with concern and disapproval.
The City said it “does not have the general authority to regulate events held by private businesses and/or organizations unless laws or ordinances are violated, citizens are placed in harm’s way, or other public health and safety reasons authorize action by the City.” It said it “will continue to uphold the law, protect our citizens as authorized by law, and operate at the highest level of service for our community.”
City Manager Carolyn Miller said, “We understand and hear the concerns of the community. We believe in and have a duty to uphold the freedoms protected by the United States Constitution for all people and private businesses, even when there is disagreement about the way these freedoms are legally exercised.”