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Was Floresville EDC meeting legal?




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August 1, 2012 | 1,719 views | 5 comments

FLORESVILLE -- Questions linger regarding the validity of actions taken during a recent meeting of the Floresville Economic Development Corp.

The FEDC agreed July 23 to finance parks and sports facility improvements through loans totaling $2.3 million during a special meeting, but questions have been looming in the community as to the legitimacy of the meeting itself. (See related article page 3A.)

According to the Texas Government Code, section 551.056 (b), the FEDC was required to post a notice of its meeting on its website, which it did not do.

The statute states: “In addition to the other place at which notice is required to be posted by this subchapter, the following governmental bodies and economic development corporations must also concurrently post notice of a meeting on the Internet website of the governmental body or economic development corporation: ... (5) a development corporation organized under the Development Corporation Act (Subtitle C1, Title 12, Local Government Code).”

FEDC board President Sara Mendoza said she was unaware why the meeting wasn’t posted on the website.

“Jim Miller is the one that does that for us,” Mendoza said. “I am not sure exactly why the meeting wasn’t posted on our site and on the city’s.”

Miller was out of state when the meeting took place.

“They [the FEDC] requested it to be posted on Friday afternoon (July 20) at 4 p.m.,” Miller said when reached by phone July 30. “We were on the road with no way to post it and they were informed of that.”

Miller said that he still maintains the FEDC website; the contract ends in September, he said.

“We’re not responsible for the content,” he added. “We do postings and that kind of stuff. We ask for 24 hours’ notice usually. But the FEDC meetings haven’t been posted to their website until about six months ago.”

City Attorney Louis Rosenberg said he is aware that if an economic development corporation maintains its own website, notices must be posted on the site.

“Yes, if they maintain a website, then the notice should be posted there,” Rosenberg said. “That is why I was stressing posting things on the website during the [Floresville City Council] meeting. I’m not sure why it wasn’t posted there, but the one who usually does that is out of town in New York right now -- Jim Miller.”

The FEDC has failed in the past to properly post meeting agendas on its website. Its June 4 and June 11 agendas were posted per state guidelines, however.

Rosenberg was unavailable for further comment regarding the validity of the meeting.
 

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txeagle  
Floresville  
August 15, 2012 2:41pm
 
according to the Charter of the city of Floresville, Texas all meeting should be held in the city hall. It seems to me there been a conspirary in the City Mayor and some of the FEDC personnel and 3 of the city council board member. ... More ›

 
flying monkey  
runge  
August 15, 2012 1:30pm
 
CUZ THE DA is in it up to his ears...........

 
Finders  
Again  
August 6, 2012 10:12am
 
Nothing this group of individuals does is every legal. Even though the "leader" is retired from the military, what kind of military personnel leads a life like that? Dishonor and disgrace - shameful!! Then the President ... More ›

 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
August 1, 2012 6:07pm
 
Nothing ever gets done here because the DA does nothIng about it. Have to wonder why.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
August 1, 2012 1:13pm
 
Legal, illegal - illogical, stupid - makes no difference to these folks. They make it up as they go along. And what if it is illegal. Nothing ever happens to them.

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