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Section A: General News


Letter: Council meeting is eye-opener




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May 2, 2012 | 1,872 views | 15 comments

Editor:

The Floresville City Council met April 26, and it was an eye-opener!

Many people were in attendance, but what an eye-opener it was in many areas.

A question was asked about the city not paying their dues to the college here. The mayor said they had. Monica Flores, who is on the Floresville Economic Development Corp. board, said no such luck.

Mayor pro tem Jesse Chris Flores was approved for a leave of absence with approval by Louis Rosenberg, the city attorney. Rules do not apply for them, or so it seems!

The council was asked about both laws in regard to kin or next of kin holding office in the city. City Manager Andy Joslin approved the hire of Gloria Martinez, first cousin to Councilman Sherry Castillo. I asked how this could be. He said everybody is kin to one another. But what about the laws and bylaws, I asked. He said he had approved such a thing. It seems rules and regulations do not apply to them. Why?

I advised Mr. Joslin that I would report this to the paper. He said OK.

So now we know to what extent the city manager and council will go, knowing this is so wrong.

They were asked to hold off on building a sports complex until the necessary things were worked out.

Wait and see!

Thanks to everyone who attended and hope to see all of you there again.

DOLORES KIEKE

Floresville
 

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newguyntown  
floresville  
May 4, 2012 4:06pm
 
Information is power. withj an informed populace folks get the courage to band together and make good decisions. Mr guerrero started it, mr morones jump on board,, let's get some momentum....FEDC be forewarned,

 
Small Town Girl  
Floresville  
May 4, 2012 3:59pm
 
Right on Jim Miller! Game on! Let's see how City Council reacts to your list, if not, we will make SURE they do. Hey, Save Floresville, if Jim Miller is the catcher, the citizens of Floresville are the pitchers and YOU have ... More ›

 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
May 4, 2012 3:39pm
 
There should be a reading and writing test for council members before elected, if they had one, Gomez wouldnt have a job. Its seems that they want to build this sports complex from a vote taken in 1996. They werent even on the ... More ›

 
Connect the Dots  
Floresville  
May 4, 2012 3:25pm
 
Good point, Trooper. We had such high hopes for CW Castillo. What a shame that she chooses not to stand on her own two feet. Her resume seemed quite impressive. As for Gomez, more of the same. Have you ever had a conversation ... More ›

 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
May 4, 2012 2:46pm
 
Save Floresville, you have plenty free time at the job your brother put you in. Good pay and little results due to lack of ability. Keep doing what your doing save, we aren't going anywhere till we rid this town of crooks ... More ›

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
May 4, 2012 11:07am
 
You've got plenty of parks already: http://www.cityoffloresville.org/about-floresville/things-to-do.php How has the city been maintaining them? Didn't I once read an article on this site about erosion at the big park ... More ›

 
newguyntown  
floresville  
May 4, 2012 10:09am
 
Jim gives all the ammo needed by showing the Master Plan, either the City Manager of the Council need to be made to address each of the immediate items with timetables,specific actions, etc.... Don't let them off the hook. A ... More ›

 
Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
May 4, 2012 8:30am
 
Oh yes, let’s play some baseball!! But, before we can throw the first pitch, there a few minor issues that must be addressed! Let’s publish a complete budget that meets the requirements of the law! Let’s explain the ... More ›

 
Save Floresville  
Here  
May 4, 2012 5:54am
 
I'm ready for some baseball how about y'all.

 
Wilson County Patriot  
Floresville, TX  
May 3, 2012 10:44pm
 
I also attended the meeting and witnessed an empowement of the citizens to voice their legitmate concerns. This catalyst seemed to be when George Rodriguez, President of San Antonio Tea Party, addressed the Mayor, City Council, ... More ›

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