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The only bridge unburned by James Wayne leads to Williams. Only one way to go------the other way!
Mike, I'm talking about an election in Victoria, not Corpus Christi.
No thank you.
RUN (don't walk) down to the Elections Office and vote for JEFF WILLIAMS today!
A 15 percent raise should be adequate for at least 5 to 10 years. The city council in no way ever could give him another raise.......at least not responsibly. This city has spent, spent, spent, spent. There is no way in the world that anyone of the council members would vote for another substantial raise, or any raise for that matter.
I have a hard time figuring this out, so someone please enlighten me...is the city manager the person ultimately responsible for the planning that goes on in this town? If so then he owes US money!
Will Armstrong is totally controlled by his delusions of grandeur.....please please people.....kick the incumbents out. These people could care less about Victoria and are living in a fantasy land. The City Manager should be fired......and we are considering a raise??? Come on people!!
To address the sidebar about closing Railwood Dr in Woodway:I think this will set an interesting precedent and might spawn a great debate about which citizens should be allowed to drive on which public streets. Hmm, I wonder if they'll go into executive session and decide to sale it to the convenient store, a la Hospital Drive. As a resident of Woodway, perhaps the mayor should recuse himself from this discussion.
It will also be interesting to see how the two homes with driveways on Railwood will be impacted. Will they block it off at Chimney Rock Drive or Nursery Road? Either way, these folks will lose something. Or perhaps these are some of the folks who complained about the traffic.
Street View: www.tinyurl.com/Railwood-Dr-2
Out with Armstrong and his cronies, what a bunch of do nothings but whine when challenged. Good going Mr. Soliz!
If he gets another raise when sales tax is 20% or more below, budgets are being cut in every department and they are talking about laying 20 EMPLOYEES OFF- I know several employees who will walk out. This is a slap in the face after last year when employees had sit back and take it on the chin when he was giving that 15% raise when the rest of the employees got a 1-3% raise (average being 1% which equals about $20 a month for most rank & file) and now to be considering giving him another raise in THIS ECONOMY??? I think every employee should be in the audience for that meeting and heck yes it should be held in open session! Ugh!
Armstrong has got to go! His comments throughout this article show a total disregard for the taxpayers.
Well done, Mr. Soliz.Keep on holding them accountable for what they say.
A vote for Halepaska is the same as giving Armstrong TWO votes!They ALWAYS vote together on every issue.
We need more councilmen that can think for themselves. Vote for Williams.
This illustrates the importance of electing a council member like Jeff Williams. If you're in Super District 6, get your hind end down to the Elections Office on Tuesday (5/4) by 7pm and vote for Williams. Don't wait for Saturday! Take a friend! I also recommend Robin Holy as a futile protest vote against the mayor.
Super District Map:www.victoriatx.org/pdfs/superdistrict...
I'm sick and tired of the secrecy in this town. It's seems that most of our "leaders" don't want any form of transparency. You can bet when city leaders want to keep things secret, they are up to no good. The police want to hide radio traffic. The city mayor and manager want to hide salary information. Maybe it's time we throw the bums out and find representatives that care about Victoria and the taxpayers. This city has become a joke. Let's spend millions of dollars for a downtown sidewalk, in the meantime, those of trying to get to work blow out all four tires on the potholes driving down the less important major roads. It's time for change in this town instead of having to settle for pork projects, mismanagement, and secrecy.
Armstrong has a habit of forgetting what he says on important issues. Where is the reporter on the beat when it comes to fleshing out the obvious conflict of interest so rampant in Victoria? Thanks for sharing what you care to share though, without you I would not even know this much of the caper.
Just give him a 50% raise and be done with it for 2 years.
It doesn't matter to me if they conduct the review in open session, or in the basement of city hall at midnight. I just want to know if there is going to be a raise attached to this evaluation.
Excellent Mr. Soliz, you are absolutely right. I predict another 4 to 3 vote against your proposal concerning a vote of consensus of the council.
Keep on keeping on, fighting the good fight, after May things might change.
And I'm sure that he has done such a "superb" job that once again he will see a 15% or more increase in pay and perks, while the rest of the city employees receive absolutely NO pay for performance raises. Those of us who are voting for Mayor need to keep THAT in mind at the polls. Our City Council plays by a huge double standard.