In a selfless act of political immolation, City Representative Cortney Niland threw her aspirations for continued public service on the pyre of MountainStar’s ambitions. In a guest editorial in today’s El Paso Times, Niland asserts
We are collecting the dividends of past administrations but we also need to be mindful that we continue to “pay it forward” in order to safeguard our future.
This includes advancing at a fast pace the critical projects we committed to in the 2012 bond initiative. We are fortunate that the voters laid out a clear vision for a better community; now, we need to act strategically with current leadership to deliver on the promises.
What she means is that we need to go full speed ahead with MountainStar’s plan to build a soccer stadium as quickly as possible, damn the costs. After all, it’s only the taxpayer footing the bill.
Does the name Steve Ortega ring a bell?