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    May 22, 2012 at 4:56 p.m.

  • Dale,

    I don't doubt Rangel has been polite during open meetings, but her acceptance of the new above-the-law terms is a solid indictment of her character. If she respected the laws governing this process, she'd own her mistake, reject any special concessions, and even scold the mayor for approving the "defects". Disrespecting the law in this case is a slap in the face of the citizens. I hope she doesn't let this get out of hand.

    May 22, 2012 at 1:52 p.m.

  • BSspotter

    This is but the latest episode in why we do not trust Mayor Armstrong and his former three (now two) allies. They continually bend the law. They contort the facts. They spin the truth. And when their hand is called they resort to thumping of chests and raised voices.

    Denise Rangel has always had my respect. I have appeared in front of Council a number of times during citizen commentary. Of the three, Denise has always appeared interested in my (and others) thoughts. She has smiled and appeared a genuine kind lady. While we may not agree on various topics, I can not speak ill of Ms Rangel as a gentle lady.

    It is unfortunate she was placed in the situation where the city decided it could conduct a recount. For whatever reason, her ally, Mayor Armstrong botched her opportunity to attain a recount... according to very specific rules as outlined by the Election Code.

    So here we return to first paragraph. Mayor Armstrong realized he was caught. He did not like the rule, so he called the San Antonio renta attorney. Mr Hyde knows his trade and he is the go to guy for every screwup Will has gotten into. Mr Hyde seems to have the mayors ear and will tell Will everything can be fixed. "Sure, we can fix this election recount thing," I am sure Mayor Armstrong was told.

    Can it be fixed? I kinda doubt it, but then government in Victoria usually trumps the laws for the rest of mere mortals.Should an attempt be made to run over the rights of an other Victoria resident? Hey, it is only taxpayer money, and the city is always ready to run over a resident when the little people challenges the Mayor's authority. If you do not believe this statement recall the rights of the folks on the southside sewer issue.

    May 22, 2012 at 1:22 p.m.

  • I'm amazed by Rangel's contempt for the rules by allowing this fiasco to continue after such obvious mistakes that prove a no-confidence level of ineptness and inattention to detail. She could easily withdraw her petition in shame, but her tutelage under Willy Machiavelli prohibits her from admitting mistakes. At any cost, I suppose.

    May 22, 2012 at 11:54 a.m.