From KVIA, here’s Representative Henry Rivera, addressing the leak of a draft of City Manager Tommy “Great Wolf” Gonzalez’ new contract:
“Leaking such information which was still under review is very serious,” Rivera said. “It compromises the integrity of the FOAC members, the Council and those involved. This provides misinformation to the public as well, and most importantly, its unethical.”
Do I need to remind Rep. Rivera that the City sold the voters the 2012 Quality of Life bonds through a long litany of misrepresentations?
That the former City Attorney claimed to have discussions with Union Pacific over a proposition to put the Multipurpose Performing Arts Center at the railyard, even though the she didn’t?
That the former City Attorney made subsequent claims that locating the arena within 1,000 feet of the Civic Center would generate sales tax rebates? It won’t. (That lie was repeated by Mayor Margo this weekend.)
And how about Mayor Margo’s campaign pledge to “Hold the line” on taxes?
Man, they can’t move their lips without lying.
God bless Representative Rivera. He was the only City Representative who voted to give money to the family of that handcuffed guy that El Paso Police Officer Jose Flores shot dead in the sallyport of the El Paso County Jail. But before he gripes about someone from the City “providing misinformation to the public,” he ought to take a look at the team he’s playing for.
Like that famous Jewish philosopher said, “Take that stick out of your own eye before you take the speck from your brother’s eye.”