Here’s a piece on Medium.com written by veteran reporter Debbie Nathan, chronicling the run-up to the election. . . .
Category: Quality of Life Projects
The Lies They Tell Us
Tomorrow the El Paso City Council will vote on a measure to indefinitely postpone the proposed arena in Duranguito. Let’s
The Alternate Realities of Living in El Paso
The people running El Paso are delusional. They’re drunk. Drunk on power and ego. They latched onto this idea that
El Paso’s PDNG Hangover
Y’all remember the Paso del Norte Group. Back in the aughts, they were going to launch El Paso’s renaissance. They
Brain Drain, Jobs, and Quality of Life
Which improves your quality of life more? A good paying job, or ballparks, water parks, and and arenas? Fiscal profligacy
Retrovision: They’re Bullies
This article originally appeared on 14 August 2018. Did you see this story on KVIA? Texas oilman J.P. Bryan, one
The City of El Paso is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on stuff we don’t need. City Council [will
Retrovision: The City’s Plan Sucks.
This article originally appeared on 03 May 2018. The City of El Paso is implementing a plan that some rich
The Future Revealed!
I can’t imagine the City of El Paso keeping next year’s budget under an amount that won’t require at least
The Arena Saga That Wouldn’t Die
I lifted this from David Crowder’s article about the Downtown arena that appeared in the El Paso Inc. this weekend.
Our Political Class
Somehow, El Paso developed professional politicians. Okay, the development of professional politicians was intentional. Corrupt power brokers recruited electable candidates
Change is Hard
About ten years ago, the people who really run things in El Paso decided that the city needed public amenities
The 3.5% Solution
You’ve probably heard that the Texas Legislature reduced the rollback rate to 3.5%. Here’s the skinny from the Texas Tribune.
The Business of Government
I lifted some slides from City Manager Tommy Gonzalez’ presentation on the water parks to City Council. Like this one:
They said it was about Economic Development. They said that once we built those Quality of Life projects, companies would
What’s Good for the Goose
Popular Italian tenor Max Grossman sent me an email this week that contained this interesting information: The Mayor of El
Retrovision: The Borderplex Alliance’s New Strategic Plan: A Critique
This post originally appeared on 03 June 2015. How to make a million dollars: First, get a million dollars. —
Clank Clank Clank Went the Trolley
The El Paso Times reported yesterday on the City’s streetcar debacle. Sun Metro officials are looking for ways to boost
Things Are Great. Just not for Taxpayers.
This week there’s a column by the editor of the El Paso Inc. about how great DWNTWN is doing. Property
Quality of Life
What makes for a good quality of life? I may be shallow, but my Quality of Life is improved when