Let's just hit them all here...
Byrd doesn't listen and then blames everyone else for her inattention (see the greenies below). Looking back at the KVIA piece I see a person who does not deal in reality these days. I'm worried she's not stable enough to do the job she was elected to do. This is a legitimate concern that those closest to her need to address.
Also, public schools always "lose money" because they do not generate money. Why people insist on pretending any government entity would do anything other than "lose money" is beyond me. EPISD is given a pot of money each year for which they will spend all of it and not replace any of it. The idea is to drain it and that's it. That's how government budgets work - taxpayers are held at gunpoint (quite literally) and their money is taken and given to the government which spends all of it and then repeats the process the next year.
If you have schools that aren't operating anywhere near capacity - shut them down. Sell the real estate. For too long EPISD has operated more like a real estate trust than a school district. They need to divest. They need to stop building custom designed schools.... they need to do a lot of things differently... but nobody listens to me...
And if it becomes inconvenient for someone - too bad. You're guaranteed a "free education" not a convenient one.
Greenies Forget Recent History
You guys knew what the deal was a few years ago. Your precious trails were in the way of progress and you knew they would eventually go away. That day has come. Stop playing dumb and stop taking ownership of other people's land.
I'm beginning to think the idealogical term "progressivism" refers to people who can't stand change or face reality, facts and truth.
Either way, the environazis are back to being a group of people who can't be trusted and won't be respected by those they need most.
Saucedo is the new Norma/Byrd
Saucedo would have easily walked into a council seat and set himself up to one day be mayor had he not pulled this boneheaded, childish stunt that will only serve to embarrass him, scare off supporters and dry up campaign funds.
Everything that happened with the former city attorney is fine. They've done it many a time and the process was very simple and very legal. A few of you morons refuse to read the entire story, so you don't understand what you are talking about. You also are just waking up to realize just how much power you've given over to your elected officials. If you don't like them having the legal authority to do what they just did - vote to change the charter, you lazyass whiners. Ignorance of the law isn't an excuse to rant and rave like an idiot.
Saucedo looks spiteful here and he has no idea how hard Margo can strike back. There was no reason to go after Margo. Not only because it's a nothing burrito of an issue, but because it gains Saucedo nothing in the way of votes. Saucedo lives in the heart of Margo country. If he wants a council seat, he better make nice with the district's most beloved politician. Now we have influential folks in Saucedo's district who were supporting him looking for another candidate to put their money behind. And these are the same people who made $100,000 appear out of thin air for a certain recent candidate. Their emails to me were quite clear - this guy went from winner to whiner an they don't support whiners.
If Margo strikes back, Saucedo is in even more of a bind. Accusing someone of a crime - when they clearly did not commit one - has ramifications. From a personal standpoint, Margo could tie up Saucedo in a legal battle and bleed him dry. Margo is rich. Margo is right. Saucedo picked the wrong fight.