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Editorial: ‘Green’ politics at City Hall




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February 6, 2013 | 1,537 views | 4 comments

Tuesday night’s special Floresville City Council meeting turned out a bellicose audience that hurled insults at those who might want to terminate the city manager’s contract.

Unfortunately, the new mayor was not prepared to follow through on Robert’s Rules of Order in the face of such an orchestrated crowd. This new council, in its effort to prove its openness and transparency, let things get out of hand.

There’s a difference between transparency and just out of order. Rude and personal remarks are always out of order, according to Robert’s Rules. As anyone can see from the video, which is available on our website, the meeting was filled with personal remarks, foul language, and a hearty amount of venom and misinformation specifically aimed at one councilman. This behavior should have been halted by the mayor’s gavel.

Lost in all the brouhaha Tuesday night was any real discussion about how the city would go about regaining its solvency. Instead, it was all about people who wanted to keep their jobs. How the city would or could pay its bills was not on their radar. It remains that cuts still must be made.

Forget the “professional fees” that everyone was focusing on. Think about the payment of $1.756 million coming due on the Event Center in 2016.

This is real, folks.
 

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Jen  
Here  
February 10, 2013 6:49pm
 
I urge our mayor and council members to stand up the these bullies. Please do not let them hijack another meeting. Please do the job that we elected you to do. Please do not succumb to the pressure of those few who care only ... More ›

 
Tired of the Corruption  
Floresville  
February 7, 2013 9:27am
 
Madame Mayor, for the sake of the City of Floresville, please do not let the meetings run you. You run the meetings! You were elected to get us back on track and not be run over by people who think that's its okay to yell and ... More ›

 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
February 6, 2013 6:21pm
 
I hope the Mayor is thoroghly reading the rules and uses Tuesday as a lesson learned and never allow this to happen again, especially towards one of her council members. You ran for the job and have to accept and understand ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
February 6, 2013 12:58pm
 
To enforce Robert's Rules you first have to know them.

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