Wednesday, July 23, 2014

League City's next election critically important

Quote from yesterday's Houston Chronicle (story probably paywalled):

League City's recent resolution rejecting refuge for Central American migrant children violates two landmark civil rights acts, a complaint to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development alleged this week.

Are you having Jornaleros flashbacks yet?!  For those of you who don't know the story, just over a year ago, League City squandered hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on losing that unwinnable lawsuit.  I don't think that the final figures were ever made public, but it was well into the six figure range according to initial reports.  As losers on most points, not only did League City have to pay its own legal costs, but they had to reimburse MALDEF for theirs as well.
This Guidry article cited $357,000, but I don't know if that's the "total-total" or just a portion of it.  
Rather than taking care of League City's legitimate business, City Council wastes taxpayers' money on culture warring where it has absolutely no business inserting itself.  Here we go again with MALDEF and another special interest group.  By this time, MALDEF is well-versed in successful strategies for dealing with the continuing flow of antagonistic crap that emanates from League City, so it will be interesting to see what develops here.

Meanwhile, in the past three or four years, has a single thing of actual municipal value been done with respect to practical issues such as resolving traffic congestion at Five Corners??  Nnnnope.  Does this tell you anything about your elected representatives?

Stay tuned for forthcoming info on the November elections.  They are the best short-term chance we've got at curtailing at least some of this nonsense.
Here are the positions to be elected.  Screengrabbed from this page.  

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