Now the city wants to mediate or use that as an excuse. The appropriate time to mediate was to ask the Administrative Law Judge, at the preliminary contested case hearing on April 4, for mediation.
The city never asked the judge for mediation. The city's request came after the case was ordered by the TCEQ commissioners to a contested case hearing, when the city failed to get approval for their permit, and before the preliminary hearing.
The advantage of having a contested case hearing now will be that the truth and sunshine will be in order.
Yes, it is now, but at 6:46 this morning, it wasn't.
I only pointed it out because the headlines in this paper are often misleading. I wouldn't want anyone to think the new sewer plant was only costing $175,000.
The word defense is used right there in the title of the article.
I didn't even bother to read the story because I was at the meeting and I know what the the vote was about.
Maybe your reporters can make suggestions to the headline writers so they can write headlines that come a bit closer to the content of the article.
The vote was to move $175,000 from one line of the budget to another to FUND THE ESTIMATED LEGAL FEES, CONSULTANTS FEES AND EXPERT FEES in the contested lawsuit, not to fund the building of the $20 million dollar plant!
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