Tampering? In FLORESVILLE? How else do you think Harry Grove got the same exact number of votes in a regular election and a subsequent runoff? And who was his opponent? I'll just leave that here for you to cogitate on.
Thank you Wilson County News for videoing the Floresville City Council meetings. Your posted recordings of Monday’s Special Meeting substantiate the comments that I am posting. At the 39:58 mark in the first recording, Councilman... More ›
Thank you Wilson County News for videoing the Floresville City Council meetings. Your posted recordings of Monday’s Special Meeting substantiate the comments that I am posting. At the 39:58 mark in the first recording, Councilman Tejada once again vocalized his disdain for Councilman Miller. He either misspoke, forgot, or simply distorted the truth when he said that the last time he (referring to Councilman Miller) was thrown off the council. Mr. Miller addressed the issue of his resignation during an earlier city council meeting. He was not “thrown” in any fashion. Following my comments concerning Monday’s Agenda item 2, Councilman Tejada commented that there was a pre-election city council meeting where the issue concerning councilman qualifications was scheduled as an executive session; however, three city councilmen refused to participate and departed. Their action resulted in a no quorum executive session which was terminated. Simply using the Floresville City web site, one can search for the Floresville City Council Meeting Agenda, September 28, 2015. Agenda Item 5 (sponsors Councilman Tejada/Councilman Ortiz) reads “…to deliberate the provisions of the election code and candidate qualifications and possible legal action related hereto, for the November, 2015 City Council Election.” I was unable to find the recording of this meeting in the Video Vault. In my opinion, there was ample time for the co-sponsors to validate their understanding of candidate qualifications prior to the election. I believe the City Attorney actually provided them with a legal opinion and when they refused to accept it, they waited. With three (3) city councilmen voicing their position in September, they knew they would not get their way. Once the newly elected councilman was sworn in, they had their majority vote and picked up where they went dormant and now we are over $20,000.00 in legal fees. To my knowledge, there have been no answers to my questions concerning the individual or individuals that contacted the law firm on Nov 2, 2015. No one has answered the questioned the legality of obligation, approval, budgeting, etc. If the issue of councilman qualifications is the center of the issue concerning a single councilman then I propose an investigation be conducted concerning apparent councilmen neglect of their oath of office and use of office to purge those who vocalize opposition. Let’s get together and push our elected legal officers to investigate the actions of the Floresville City Councilmen.