Cortney Niland’s Hypocritical Defense of One of Her Benefactors

On Tuesday, city council discussed the possible annexation of land “along Zaragosa”. During the council’s discourse, there was an outburst by Cortney “Sin Zapatos” Niland towards city attorney Sylvia Borunda-Firth and Oscar Leeser. Many of you who have followed Cortney Niland since her election knows that Niland lacks basic interpersonal skills frequently belittling individuals she perceives… Read More Cortney Niland’s Hypocritical Defense of One of Her Benefactors

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Trolley Politics

As El Paso city council wrestles with deteriorating streets and trying to keep taxes in check, they nonetheless continue to squander limited resources in the mistaken belief that if you apply enough lipstick on a pig it will miraculously become a much sought after city destination. The fact that politicians and the voters that enable… Read More Trolley Politics

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

Ballpark Cost Increases by $8.1 million; MountainStar Provides Payment Guarantees

Earlier today, in addition to the press conference about the resignation of Joyce Wilson, the mayor announced that the downtown ballpark would cost an additional $8.1 million. Unlike the previous administration under John Cook, Oscar Leeser released a complete explanation of the negotiations, advised the community that city council would be voting on the proposal… Read More Ballpark Cost Increases by $8.1 million; MountainStar Provides Payment Guarantees

Another Example of El Paso News Media Incompetence

As usual, the local English media does not completely inform the community about the ongoing issues at city hall. Even issues that are controversial and important to the community go unreported because the local reporters are too lazy to sit through the city representatives’ meeting to properly inform the taxpayers. Last Tuesday, September 10, 2013,… Read More Another Example of El Paso News Media Incompetence