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So how's that Crossroads Commission on Education coming along? Haven't heard anything from them that didn't have to do with maroon in a while. How about a follow up with Genie on that Advocate?
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Maybe the council should have spent a little money to bus the few concerned citizens to the Sugar Land plant so they could have seen for themselves how the plant operates and what effects, if any, it has on its surroundings.
It might have saved months and thousands of dollars.
"The city legal department, 1 attorney, 1 assistant attorney and 2 legal aids, handles personnel law for over 600 employees, all contracts must be reviewed by the office, the office provides legal advice for a police department and fire department, all property sale and purchase negotiations (There were probably 60 or more on the Sam Houston project alone), all meeting agendas, the entire municipal court and let’s not forget all day to day phone calls and contact with the public. I am not trying to make excuses. I am just saying I could see where this could happen, especially considering all the stress some of these individuals have been placed under recently."
I understand stress and workload that comes with a job like that. That's quite a lot of responsibilities that you mention. It's true that this is a fairly minor issue in the grand scheme of things, but if details this obvious were missed here, how can you be so sure all the t's are crossed and i's dotted in the more important contracts? Then again I suppose that's ok too, because it seems like we can always pull money out of some other fund to cover legal fees and mess-ups.
It's kind of the primary job of an attorney/legal department to make sure everything is in order, isn't it?
Ms. Rangel incorrectly filed some paperwork. She is not an attorney, but should have been more careful.
Mr. Armstrong approved some incorrectly filed paperwork. He is not an attorney, and should have been more careful.
The only attorney involved in all of this (so far) was negligent (as stated by the mayor).
So it appears we have two people who have/are representing the city that lack or ignore attention to detail, and a lawyer who did the same.
Can you see how this might be a little disconcerting to citizens?
Who is the audience for this article? It starts off talking about tourism and travel week, then it goes on to say how it's a shame that the citizens feel the town is boring. Are you trying to convince the residents or visitors otherwise?
What I read here is that Victoria has a park, some restaurants, and some museums. For the other fun and interesting stuff you go to DeWitt county, Goliad county, or the coast. Way to prove a point Advocate.
So you are saying David Hagan took advantage of Milton Neitsch and talked him into writing two letters to the editor speaking against his own brother? That's quite an accusation...libelous even.
"Caterpillar cited the community's educational resources as a major reason it decided to locate its excavator manufacturing plant in Victoria."
Well, if Caterpillar sees our current resources as sufficient, then why do we need to spend another 22 million? They didn't move here because of this bond, did they?
Also..."There will be those who balk at the increase in taxes that approval of the bond will bring, but the estimated tax impact is less than three cents per $100 of assessed property valuation."
Why is this always the argument for raising taxes? Does anyone have an original thought when it comes to this? I hear it from the advocate, from the city council, from the county. 'Oh it's just a penny here and a penny there'. Sorry folks, when a whole bunch of different entities decide to add an extra penny here and there all the time, it starts to add up.
Although it may not be against the rules for a current council member to provide contributions to a city council candidate, it does seem at least a little inappropriate.
I'm guessing Dewey Wayne will win this time...looks like he has the most 'Texas Music cred'. Of course it's rigged. The winner is already picked, the rest of the bands are just there to provide free entertainment for the rest of the day. It's a shame really.
So if I'm reading the dress code right, ladies can dress as trashy as they want to as long as no underwear is showing.