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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Amarillo Councilor Gives Talking Points for Failure

As I posted before, only one councilor responded to my call for responsibility and accountability. While Mayor Paul Harpole and Councilors Lilia Escajeda, Ellen Robertson Green and Ron Boyd didn’t answer or even publicly accept responsibility for the Wallace Bajjali debacle, Brian Eades responded later Feb.2. Over the next several days, I will deconstruct this response. Now, before anyone accuses me of being petty, take note of an important point: Eades’ responses reflect the talking points from councilors and others whose faces are covered with egg over this mess. If voters want to make informed decisions about the May 9 races for the Amarillo City Council, the information I’ll post over the next few days will give you context and a way to make your own judgments.

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Since the publication of the "Downtown Strategic Action Plan - 2008" all of the 3 primary projects have been included. Their inclusion continues. Since that time, we have a new city manager, new mayor and all new city council members technically except for me. We have a new hotel developer, a new TIRZ chair, a new Center City president, a local government corporation and a new DAI executive director. We have a new traffic engineer and even a new animal control director etc. Yes George, things change. As does the weather, economic indices, financial fortunes and your investment portfolio. Thanks heavens for some modicum of continuity. Now, in regards to your statement, I can't for the life of me find a question mark anywhere in there.

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