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Complaint seeks probe of city, FEDC

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Wilson County News
April 10, 2012, 5:54pm
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FLORESVILLE -- Floresville businessman Jim Miller is asking for personnel from the offices of the state’s Attorney General, 81st Judicial District Attorney, and the Wilson County Attorney to begin an investigation into the actions of Floresville’s mayor and city council and the Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC).

The complaint, which Miller filed today, alleges that violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act occurred during the April 2 FEDC board meeting -- specifically the presence of a quorum of the city council and two of those council members being present during a closed session meeting of the corporation’s board. Miller also indicated that FEDC Executive Director Jesse Perez told the board that the Floresville City Council asked the corporation to allocate funds for the proposed sports complex project. The council, to date, has not taken any such action in an open meeting.

For more, read the April 18 print edition of the Wilson County News.

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El Zorro Plateado  
Nueces Strip, Texas  
April 13, 2012 10:46am
And I thought the old Crystal City mob either died off or left the state. It appears they all moved to Floresville.

Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
April 11, 2012 3:25pm
> Looks like the sport complex is a go. Didn't the Mayor say this wasn't being considered in the Town Hall this spring? Not very trustworthy.

William J. Gibbs Jr.  
April 11, 2012 12:58pm
We have posted an Editor's Note with a copy of the legal notice at the end of this article:

April 11, 2012 11:45am
Someone with legal experience or knowledge must have told the city and it's boards that the Express News is local enough to post legal notices, also not pay the WCN, with whom i suppose they don't like too much... Anybody ... More ›

One Voice  
April 11, 2012 11:42am
We need to renew the concept of transparency, fairness and good common sense. There are some people still around that are willing to stand up when they are witnessing gross injustice and misuse of power and money. These people ... More ›

April 11, 2012 11:31am
Express News, Wednesday 11 April - Legal/Public Notices: The Board of FEDC....entering into an interlocal agreement with the City of which the Corporation agree to transfer a portion of funds it receives from ... More ›

wilson county  
April 11, 2012 10:10am
Just Wondering, This "cost" to citizens is negligible compared to the cost of prioritizing a sports complex over basic city services. If leadership would be patient then tax revenues would eventually afford ... More ›

Pork Chop  
April 11, 2012 9:21am
Remember the time the Mayor told Jim "don't bite the hand that feeds you"? I wonder if he regrets that statement now.

Connect the Dots  
April 11, 2012 8:48am
I know, those pesky citizens demanding that our elected officials do things the legal way. What's next? An ethics investigation? Surely by now all this darn investigating costs more than our little bitty community center. ... More ›

Just Wondering  
Poth, TX  
April 11, 2012 7:33am
Just another jab by Jim Miller which will cost the citizens of Floresville many more tax dollars.

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