When you make decisions behind closed doors, without public input, you better be right.
So far, our city hasn’t been right.
Duranguito. Lost Dog. The ballpark.
The looming failures of the new Cohen Stadium TIRZ. The trolley. And now the library/Mexican American Cultural Center fiasco.
All of those were sprung on the voters of El Paso without public discussion, and presented to the public as done deals.
City government acts like they know better than us, when all available evidence demonstrates that they don’t.
Our property tax rates are among the highest in the nation. Our electric rates are among the highest in the state. And El Paso is the American city that Americans are fleeing the most.
And the City pretends that everything is fine, fine, fine. They’re pushing the Kool-Aid, wearing rose colored glasses, and fiddling while El Paso burns.
Here’s some advice from an unlikely source:
Rarely do people caught in addictive behaviors admit to being addicted. To deny the seriousness of our condition and to avoid detection and the consequences of our choices, we tried to minimize or hide our behaviors. We did not realize that by deceiving others and ourselves, we slipped deeper into our addictions.
The City is like an addict that can’t admit he has a problem. And if you can’t admit you have a problem, you’ll never fix it.