by Rich Wright Did you see this report from KVIA? Former District 6 City of El Paso Representative Claudia Rodriguez
Category: City Council
If you look at the Census Bureau estimates for El Paso’s population, the inflection point was 2012. It didn’t turn
CITY AUDITOR PRESSURED TO ALTER HIS REPORT ON CITY GAS CARDS!
by Max Grossman In its reporting on the City gas card scandal, KVIA has reminded our community why it is
Max Grossman: “VIDEO SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE OF CITY GAS CARD USAGE SOON TO BE RELEASED”
by Max Grossman As we learned from Edmundo Calderon, Chief Internal Auditor of the City Rep. Cassandra Hernandez and former
Adam Smith on Politics in El Paso
by Rich Wright From The Wealth of Nations: “To hurt in any degree the interest of any one order of
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IN TIRZ 13, THE LARGEST CORPORATE HANDOUT IN EL PASO HISTORY
by Max Grossman Vic Kolenc of the El Paso Times and the Staff of the El Paso Inc have both
DRAINING THE SWAMP: FOAC COMMITTEE TO AUDIT CITY 380 AGREEMENTS AND NO-BID CONTRACTS
by Max Grossman According to the Texas Comptroller, “Chapter 380 of the Local Government Code authorizes municipalities to offer incentives
A Little Corrupt
As the famous Jewish philosopher said, “If I can’t trust you with gas cards, how can I trust you with
Yesterday I went to the City of El Paso’s Financial Oversight Audit Committee’s meeting at City Hall. It was great.
Cassandra Hernandez and Gasgate
Last night I got this email from Max Grossman: The Financial Oversight and Audit Committee (FOAC) will be meeting tomorrow
Buried in Debt
I lifted this image from the FY2023 City of El Paso Budget Book: You’ll notice that this year we payed
My Take: About the City’s New Bond Rating
by Rich Wright I get it. If you can believe everything the City is telling us (always a dubious proposition),
Max Grossman: About a New Bond Rating for the City
by Max Grossman Luisa Barrios of KTSM 9 News broke the “news” on Thursday that the Kroll Bond Rating Agency
El Paso’s population growth continues to stagnate, according to this report in ElPasoMatters.org: El Paso County’s population grew by fewer
CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE ON FATE OF STREETCARS, WHICH LOSE $2.9M PER YEAR, COSTING TAXPAYERS $44.61 PER RIDE!
by Max Grossman Tomorrow under agenda item 17 our City Council will decide the fate of our insolvent streetcars, which are
Our Forecast Budget Shortfall
Look up at that graph there. I lifted it from the budget presentation that the City gave to City Council
The Strategic Plan of the City of El Paso – A Critique
It’s good to have a plan. Like the Cheshire Cat said to Alice, if you don’t know where you’re going,
Retrovision — Economic Impact
This article originally appeared on 17 January 2017. What do you think has more effect on the El Paso economy.
Ancient History — Mayor John Cook’s Interview with the El Paso Inc.
From 9 June 2013: “Why are we making a significant investment in Downtown? The answer’s very simple. When I come
Max Grossman: “THE FIRING OF CITY MANAGER GONZALEZ: OPEN LETTER TO REPS. HERNANDEZ, SALCIDO AND RIVERA”
March 3, 2023 Rep. Cassandra HernandezRep. Isabel SalcidoRep. Henry Rivera City of El Paso300 N. Campbell St.El Paso, TX 79901