Provincial El Paso Politics

El Paso politics never change. The El Paso politicos remain entrenched in the notion that they represent a growing and vibrant community able to compete with cities that the rest of the nation takes seriously. They remain oblivious to the reality that when people mention El Paso around the country, at most people in other… Read More Provincial El Paso Politics

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Documents Detailing Oscar Leeser and Ann Morgan Lilly Tiff at Thyme Matters

As most of you know, on December 20, 2016, there was an altercation between Oscar Leeser and Ann Morgan Lilly at Thyme Matters. A police report was filed and an investigation ensued. There was no prosecution of E.R. “Rut” Lilly because the District Attorney, Jaime Esparza, determined that there was insufficient evidence to proceed. The… Read More Documents Detailing Oscar Leeser and Ann Morgan Lilly Tiff at Thyme Matters

Outside Investigator Ross Fischer Looking Into Joyce Wilson

As most of you know, late last year, the El Paso city council contracted Ross Fischer to report on the various issues surrounding the aborted attempt to replace the financial advisors for the city. You also likely know that city council discussed Tommy Gonzalez in executive session yesterday. With all of the controversies surrounding Larry… Read More Outside Investigator Ross Fischer Looking Into Joyce Wilson

City to Vote on Outside Investigation and the Release of the Reports

As many of you know, city council is set to vote tomorrow on whether to authorize an outside investigator to investigate how the attempt to terminate First Southwest’s contract came about. The city also released three reports last week. The first one, the Norton Rose Fulbright report was released on December 2, 2015. On December… Read More City to Vote on Outside Investigation and the Release of the Reports

The Larry Romero Affair

On Monday, KVIA posted an eleven-minute interview with Larry Romero. I believe that this interview is the first time Romero has answered news media questions about the latest controversy surrounding him. The latest controversy is where he failed to disclose his previous business relationship with Estrada Hinojosa while pushing city officials to replace First Southwest… Read More The Larry Romero Affair

Oscar Leeser Calls for Investigation Into Financial Services Solicitation

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, El Paso mayor, Oscar Leeser, issued a short statement asking that the city manager prepare a report on the events surrounding the solicitation to replace First Southwest as the city’s financial services provider. As you likely know, the El Paso Times has reported on Larry Romero’s apparent connection to Estrada… Read More Oscar Leeser Calls for Investigation Into Financial Services Solicitation

City Council Has An Opportunity to Clear Up Issues Today

City council is scheduled to discuss agenda item number: 19.1 that was postponed last week. The item, “Clarification of ethics rules/ordinances, including clarification on Council’s ability to interact with employees without violating ethics rules” was posted by Michiel Noe. It was originally scheduled for last week’s meeting, immediately after Claudia Ordaz’ emails were made public… Read More City Council Has An Opportunity to Clear Up Issues Today

Yesterday’s Salary Pontificating Had Nothing to do with Money

  Tuesday’s city council pontification about wages in the tax incentive deal with Douglas Steel Supply had nothing to do with wages and everything to do with the political season that is just around the corner. It was the perfect opportunity to embarrass Oscar Leeser and allow politicians the opportunity to plead that they are… Read More Yesterday’s Salary Pontificating Had Nothing to do with Money

Why Mark Mena Represents the Failure of El Paso Progressives Propaganda

The problem with arguments that have no substance is that they readily fall apart when challenged. Many of you have probably noticed an individual by the name of Mark Mena who has been arguing against those on social media that have something negative to say about the El Paso ballpark. Politics always has multiple opposing… Read More Why Mark Mena Represents the Failure of El Paso Progressives Propaganda