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  • I see a tax rate increase comming!

    August 1, 2010 at 6:03 p.m.
  • "Although Armstrong sent the letter on City of Victoria letterhead, the mayor by phone said he was not speaking for the city or the education commission."

    I guess the rules pertaining to the City of Victoria are less stringent than those for the United States House of representatives.....

    See just a couple of the ethics violations Charlie Rangel is/are/where, depending on whether a deal has been stuck is facing...

    7. Conduct in violation of the purpose law and the Member's Congressional Handbook

    * Members' allowances include official mail costs/staff salaries. It is against the law to misuse federal funds. The members' handbook says the allowance can only be used for official purposes.

    8. Conduct in violation of the Letterhead Rules

    * House rules do not allow anyone not under the direction and control of the House to use the words "Congress of the United States" or "House of Representatives" or "Official Business."
    * "...Respondent sent letters related to the Rangel Center on letterhead bearing the words 'Congress of the United States' and 'House of Representatives.'"

    Now Mayor Will used a official City of Victoria letterhead in his mail to the UH system, but claims it is not the cities views but his own. Makes you wonder who paid for the stamp to mail the letter?

    It is a good thing Mayor Armstrong is not a member of the House of Representatives huh?

    August 1, 2010 at 5:02 p.m.
  • The mayor uses the podium of the city council meetings to be-little private citizens and rail against canidates for public office thus giving the impression that his views are the city's views.

    All of the other 6 council members sit in silence!

    Now the mayor uses official city stationary to express city policy, and later qualifies it as 'his views'.

    All of the other 6 council members sit in silence!

    Does the mayor have 'one of seven votes'? It sure does not look that way. It appears we do not need the other 6 council members if the mayor is going to run the show by fiat!
    Something is wrong on Juan Linn St. if this is allowed to continue.

    On another note: When was the last time you saw an $80 million investment by 'the government' turn into $2.8 billion? That's a 97.2% return on your tax money. Show me first, before I believe that!

    August 1, 2010 at 1:58 p.m.
  • BS Potter,

    What is your problem? Is it that the mayor denies he speaks for the city when the charter clearly shows he has (all caps) ceremonial powers? Or is it that he has somehow misapplied his ceremonial power? Either way, what is your problem? Who do you think he has confused or mislead or whatever? Do you think that the UH regents are confused somehow by this letter? Or that Will Armstrong should never be heard from again? Other than incoherent rage, what are you about?

    PS, I like your new on-line handle. It is much more obscene than the last one.

    August 1, 2010 at 1:02 a.m.
  • im sure morrison will draw on her college years as motivation for helping out uh-v

    August 1, 2010 at 12:34 a.m.
  • "Although Armstrong sent the letter on City of Victoria letterhead, the mayor by phone said he was not speaking for the city or the education commission."

    WHAT?!! Once again, let's review the Mayor's role as stated in the Charter...

    "Article II, Section 8. - Mayor's power in relation to City Council:
    The Mayor shall preside at all meetings of the City Council and shall be recognized as head of the City government for all CEREMONIAL purposes, for receiving services of civil process on the City, and for military purposes. The Mayor, as a member of the City Council, shall be entitled to vote upon all matters considered by the City Council, but shall not have power to veto any action of the City Council."

    Where can I get some of that letterhead?

    August 1, 2010 at 12:27 a.m.