The Politics of a Waterpark for the Northeast

On July 1, 2014, the City of El Paso issued a “Request for Proposals” (2014-475R) requesting proposals for a “Northeast Water/Aquatic Adventure Park” at Cohen Stadium. Although this was the first time a proposal for a water park development was widely disseminated to the community by the city, the discussion and lobbying had been going… Read More The Politics of a Waterpark for the Northeast

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The Jane Shang Affair

The Jane Shang affair is clear proof of the corruption permeating the ranks of the City of El Paso. Like any corrupt enterprise the city government relies on keeping secrets in order keep the corruption ongoing. Although there are many who read my blog that like to believe that corruption is nonexistent in El Paso… Read More The Jane Shang Affair

Your Taxes are Going Up

In case you have not figured it out yet your taxes are going up. As much as Veronica Escobar and cohorts who have been pushing the Ray Caballero inspired public policy agenda centered on downtown revitalization would have you believe that the city is progressing forward; the fact remains that the city’s economy can’t support… Read More Your Taxes are Going Up

Batter Up: Bob Moore

For many years now, I have been documenting the ethical malfeasance of the El Paso Times and therefore it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Bob Moore leads the El Paso Chusmas lineup. The leadership of Bob Moore has not only allowed public corruption to infest local politics but, in many instances, it has enabled it to… Read More Batter Up: Bob Moore

Texas Tribune, Ballpark and Email Gate: Money Talks, Bullshit Walks

As you might remember, on August 28, 2013 I posted a blog titled “How Useful Idiots Manipulate Public Perception: Case Study David Karlsruher and MaxPowers”. In my blog post, I shared with you an example of how political operatives are used to manipulate public perception in order to control an outcome. As you probably also… Read More Texas Tribune, Ballpark and Email Gate: Money Talks, Bullshit Walks

Veronica Soto’s Appointment: Bungle One Job and Get Another?

How is it that those involved in the ballpark debacle seem to be able to land lucrative jobs in government work even after bungling their previous job? Last week, the city announced the appointment of Veronica Soto as the new Community Development Director. The city issued a press release announcing the appointment. I immediately posted… Read More Veronica Soto’s Appointment: Bungle One Job and Get Another?

Townsend-Allala Open Records is Proof that Democracy is Dead

The ongoing saga between the city and Stephanie Townsend Allala continues to cost the taxpayers of the community. As you all know the issue revolves around the city’s insistence that it has complied with the Texas Public Information laws by releasing all of the emails between city officials and Mountain Star officials in regards to… Read More Townsend-Allala Open Records is Proof that Democracy is Dead

Is Oscar Leeser Beginning to Question Joyce Wilson’s Sincerity?

For many years now, Eddie Holguin has publicly complained that Joyce Wilson and her staff have provided incomplete or erroneous information to city representatives on action items before city council. My own recent experience with my open records requests has forced me to question whether city staff has purposely providing me the wrong information or… Read More Is Oscar Leeser Beginning to Question Joyce Wilson’s Sincerity?

Joyce Wilson Resignation

Unconfirmed reports from multiple sources suggest that City Manager Joyce Wilson has submitted a letter of resignation. The city is expected to hold a press conference tomorrow in the morning. Wilson is expected to remain in her position through sometime in 2014. I will update you with more details as the information becomes available.