I’ve got this new theory that explains the machinations of City Government. Let me try it out on you.
I think the City Manager Tommy Gonzalez is trying to get fired. I posit that he hates El Paso, and wants to move back to be with his family near Dallas.
So he carefully crafts these absurd propositions (like the Great Wolf Lodge swindle) and engineers the full support of City Council. Then, when those glass pipe dreams eventually collapse under the weight of taxpayer-supported debt, City Council will have to fire him as a scapegoat.
Of course, the City will have to buy out the rest of his contract, because he’s been careful to get City Council’s blessing for everything that he’s done. What are the contractual provisions for Mr. Gonzalez’ early retirement? He’ll probably walk with close to a million dollars.
Tommy G doesn’t mind taking all of City Council, and the city itself, down with him.
What do you think? Does my theory sound plausible?