Late last week, Ali Razavi, aka MaxPowers, published a set of text messages from Claudia Ordaz’ telephone. Razavi received them pursuant to an open records request he filed with the city. The over 100 pages of text messages gives us an unprecedented look into who is managing Claudia Ordaz for their own political gain. Unfortunately, the problem is that the text messages lack context and are difficult to follow because of the lack of a timeline and corresponding events.
I have created a timeline of the messages and have added some context to them. Today, I am going to focus on the July 14, 2015 city council meeting because it involves the controversial MPO issue that Claudia Ordaz clearly put on the city’s agenda for political reasons, likely to help her boyfriend, Vince Perez. Tomorrow I will share the rest of the messages with you so that you can clearly see the connection between Claudia Ordaz, Vince Perez and Jaime Abeytia.
On July 14, 2015, the El Paso City Council discussed agenda item 22.1. The item was put on the agenda by Claudia Ordaz. The item looked into the city’s MPO submissions. During the almost 8 hour meeting, about half the meeting was spent discussing Ordaz’ item. During the almost 5 hours of discussion, Claudia Ordaz received over 100 text messages from Jose Landeros. They both exchanged about 156 text messages during the meeting. Jose Landeros is Vincent Perez’ Public Policy Advisor. Vince Perez is Claudia Ordaz’ boyfriend and was the chairman of the MPO at the time this meeting took place.
I have taken the over five hours of discussions and condensed them into an eight minute video of the meeting. I then superimposed selected text messages with the intent of letting you see them in the context under which they were sent.
Clearly you can see that the MPO issue was a political strategy designed to hurt Cortney Niland and Michiel Noe. Additionally, look closely at the video and in addition to the text messages you can see Jose Landeros and Jaime Abeytia trying to avoid being on camera.
There are many questions about these exchanges that Claudia Ordaz needs to answer. It is obvious that this was political ploy. It is also evidence that her actions on city council are being directed by others, for political purposes. You should also note that she is texting while on the city dais. The other question is whether Jose Landeros was being paid by the County to coach, via text, Claudia Ordaz. He is, after all, a County employee.
Tomorrow I’ll have more on the text messages.
For now, look at the video and see for yourself how Ordaz is attacking fellow city representatives for political reasons that are being determined by others.
I hope that this way of presenting the information to you has been helpful to you. Please let me know if I should present it to you differently in the future.