The naysayers in town who hate the ballpark do really have a problem with their credibility these days.
I told you last year that the Police and Fire pension fund was using the respective unions to push politicians toward laws that would let them raid the public coffers to make up for their shitty management of the fund. Nobody said anything. Four Names and friends are all up the police and fire union's behind. Those two unions are Norma Chavez people (hence the mismanagement of their pension fund).
Well, today the El Paso Times reported on the move by the pension board to stick it to El Paso taxpayers again for more than $100,000,000. You can read it HERE. The only difference between this year and last is that the "legislative fix" allows city council members - WHO TAKE POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM POLICE AND FIRE UNIONS - to vote to spend any amount of money they want to fund the pension. Under the old rules an increase would have to be put to the voters during a charter election.
At least with the stadium you got to vote on the funding. With this - the vote was purchased in the last election... and that includes the new girl on council.
If this money was to be spent on a hospital to cure children with cancer, you'd need a vote. Now you have a situation where no vote is needed to throw money away at a poorly managed pension.
Somebody oughta go to jail for this...