• Adopting a Code of Intelligence would be a better start. But, I'm not sure that could start with Soliz.

    January 1, 2011 at 8:41 p.m.
  • Mayor Will Armstrong said he's also not sure what Soliz is asking for.

    "I think he needs to define his thoughts before we spend staff time and council time on the subject of a code of conduct," he said. "He needs to get a consensus from the (members of the) council that they want to go forward."

    How much of a jerk is Willie the Freeloader? What a hypocrite and parasite.

    January 1, 2011 at 1:50 p.m.
  • "extremely" Rude, "extremely" condescending,"extremely" insulting and someone got their feelings hurt...isn't these the same people Victoria elected? So why act so surprised?

    January 1, 2011 at 12:41 p.m.
  • Any person in any office r position should know how to treat people "with Integrity n Respect". The mayor has made statements he does not always practice this rule, n he could care less how people respond. Maybe, the city council n the rest of the city positions should be knowledgeable of:
    Robert's Rules of Order -
    For Fair and Orderly Meetings & Conventions
    Provides common rules and procedures for deliberation and debate in order to place the whole membership on the same footing and speaking the same language. The conduct of ALL business is controlled by the general will of the whole membership - the right of the deliberate majority to decide. Complementary is the right of at least a strong minority to require the majority to be deliberate - to act according to its considered judgment AFTER a full and fair "working through" of the issues involved. Robert's Rules provides for constructive and democratic meetings, to help, not hinder, the business of the assembly. Under no circumstances should "undue strictness" be allowed to intimidate members or limit full participation.

    January 1, 2011 at 12:32 p.m.
  • Stumbling across channel 15 one night, I saw just how rude, condescending, and patronizing our mayor is. Made me wish the barista had won.

    January 1, 2011 at 12:20 a.m.
  • what is everyone in city council making a big deal about a code of conduct? geesh, it is what it is...that just goes to show how unethical the city government is. anyone with any kind of brain could clearly see that a code of conduct is good business practice when dealing with the public. Its sad that most people do not live within decent conduct and respect towards others.

    Gabe, you should write a proposal an a TENTATIVE Code of Conduct that you would like to see implemented and then present it to the rest of the council. That way your ideas and expectations are more clear, but be open so that way if there are things on there that others dont agree with then maybe they can be revised. Good luck, Gabe! I think this would be a good idea...everyone should act with respect and I believe that these city council members should be required to take Ethics classes...but I just dont see that happening either.

    December 31, 2010 at 12:58 p.m.
  • Ok, I stand corrected. Actually, I find Not-So-Slick Willie, The Portly Baker, and Howdy Doody to be the true offenders. Although the "Hair On Fire" Hagan has his moments from time to time, they are generally triggered by his treatment by the afore mentioned triad. Rangel just seems to just be filling an empty chair, while I view Soliz and Truman seem to be the only functioning, honorable members of our council. IMO, of course

    December 31, 2010 at 11:41 a.m.
  • Bet the mayor couldn't make it 2 meeting without a violation.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:03 a.m.
  • So.....Who was rude to you Gabe? David Hagan? Sounds like someone got their feelings hurt during a closed session......

    December 31, 2010 at 10:39 a.m.
  • Ask Mayor Armstrong if he would have thought of it would be o.k. But he did not, well then it is not. But if it would be brought in backroom then it would be o.k. just my 2 cents..

    December 31, 2010 at 10:11 a.m.
  • The majority of your fellow council members have a Code, Gabe. It's to be condescending and insulting to members of the public who dare question their judgement regarding backroom deals with their friends.

    Victoria, TX. Where we don't tolerate bad government. We DEMAND IT!

    December 31, 2010 at 7:55 a.m.