Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Niland Resignation - Quick Thoughts

I'll write more on this later, but her resignation has been whispered about for awhile now, but I don't think too many people expected it today. Mostly people figured it would be at the end of the school year.

The official story is that its personal stuff, but you have to figure that an investigation by the Texas Rangers is looming over her head to at least some degree.

During her resignation she mentioned she spoke to the City Attorney and said it was possible for council to call the election for to be held on May 6 to avoid the cost of a special election.

That would mean that she could leave El Paso in her rear view mirror soon. I just don't see how they could call the election that soon. I know there are calendars that the County of El Paso, who administers the elections, have to follow.

Seems like a really tight turn-around but what it does is give a big fat advantage to someone wealthy and with name ID to run.

Someone like a Josh Dagda or another candidate of that type would need time to get a ground game going and would essentially have to run the campaign on nothing. Where would they even be able to raise any money? Mr. Do-ruh-gui-to Max Grossman wouldn't be of any help to any of them.

Who would have the advantage in a quick turnaround like this? Someone with name ID in the district and someone wealthy that could self-finance.

Someone like Dori Fenenbock.

And yes, I looked her up...she lives in the district. It could very well have been coordinated.

She's basically be unbeatable with such a short turnaround before an election.


Chris Hernandez said...

First off, this "economic crisis" was not under Saucedo's watch. He left the organization in June, and said "crisis" happened in December. That's 6 months gone. If the United States has a crisis this June, are you going to say that was under Obama's watch? Second, you highlight him saying he didn't have contact with the board after resigning, as to insinuate that isn't true. But he didn't, not until he heard the CEO was fired. Between June and December he had no contact with BGC. Third, you insinuate it is ridiculous to think that this a political hit. I know not even you believes that. Anyone with any type of political sense knows this is a political hit. Your fallacy is your refusal to acknowledge that there are two boards being mentioned. The one that Saucedo served on for 9 years, and the Foundation Board which is served on by Joyce Wilson and Ralph Adame. It is the Foundation Board doing the hit. You know damn well they are strong supporters of Margo. And you also know damn well it was Adame who leaked to you the mishaps of the BGC so that you can go to town on your blog, and try to get this packaged for media. Good job, you got KTSM to bite. I know you all are homies and they interview you on TV to give your insights on local politics. KVIA, KDBC, and KFOX did not give a shit, because honestly you had nothing there. The El Paso Times was fair and objective with Saucedo when covering this story. I know because you didn't share it, and you love sharing articles that make your enemies look bad. Saucedo was six months removed from the organization, and you, being the spin master that you are, are making a huge stretch that Saucedo is somehow to blame for this. Saucedo is very proud of his record with the BGC, serving 9 years, and helping some of El Paso's most marginalized communities. Also, for the millionth time, Saucedo has repeatedly said he is against Trump's wall.

Anonymous said...

Even a year before and he never saw a treasury report ? He never noticed anything unusual ?

How in the heck, can a board director conduct meetings without discussing the budget, fundraising, expenditures. If he couldn't handle the organization and we're expected to trust him to manage a city ?

mamboknightcat said...

For some reason seems your blog about Niland resigning gets these guys talking about Saucedo. Is there some kind of Pavlovian connection that I'm missing or does this guy just want to get his Saucedo defense published wherever he can. Interesting.