Friday, October 25, 2013


TSC AFTER TIME FOR ENFORCEMENT ACTION FINALLY CONSIDERS OPEN RECORDS REQUEST

On this post I am going to kind of give TSC a break because they are in their growing pains phase. I have no real issue with the staff, it is with a particular board member and 2 lawyers.

The BV quite often gets anony posts with the note "do not publish." Sometimes I act on the posts and other times I do not. Many times I have no idea who my source is. This business is about sources. I will never fault someone for a source. Sources are good.

But some sources may be breaking the law - and well - we shall see. On September 30, 2013, I did an open records request to TSC concerning a meeting wherein according to this source, TSC was threatened by Mark Sossi that they had until 10 a.m. the next morning after the TSC meeting to give in to Tony Martinez's demands or else the real estate deals and real estate relationships between the city and TSC would be off the table and gone for ever. Well an allegation is just that. So as the BV always does, I requested documents.

Click for letter from TSC lawyer which summarizes my request and their excuse for not responding.

The problem with the high profile Dallas lawyer's response is multi-fold.  One the response was due on September 13, 2013, hence my request for an enforcement action by the AG against TSC.  Second, nothing in this letter indicates they have already sent their objection to the AG which is a second violation of the law.  And third the reasoning for withholding the documents is pure BS.

I wonder how much the Board has authorized the law partner at this top Dallas firm to bill the taxpayers to protect Tony Martinez, or maybe their shame for giving in to the blackmail?

Now, Montoya has already done part of the story.  As the deadline for answering my request approached someone leaked the story to Montoya.  It was either Kiki Rendon or Frank Perez.  Rendon according to sources work for the Escobedo brothers and was not allowed to vote on the TSC contract for the Escobedo brothers.  Frank Perez was Rendon's lawyer and leaked information to Montoya all of the time.

As part of my new response to the AG I will ask the question, did the Board not waive any objections once they or their lawyer leaked the story?

But that is chump change - the first objection is bogus because the deal has already been voted on and is done.

The second objection in part is bogus because at the heart of this messy divorce is real property the COB owns which TSC will no longer use.  Given this fact there is no need for a deed to be filed.

Yes, this lawyer is being paid somewhere between $500 to $800 an hour to respond late, fail to notice the AG, and to provide bogus reasons.

Who on the TSC Board is running cover for Tony Martinez and his clan?  Why did they cave to the deadline blackmail instead of running to the people with the proof that Tony Martinez was blackmailing them.

Also in the letters are statements by Diane Dillard, wife to federal judge Hanen.  Did she negotiate in good faith or was she blindsided by Tony Martinez at the last minute.

The letters will answer these questions.

5 comments:

BobbyWC said...

Until you have proof of what you are saying - a no go on he post - do you really not know the rules yet on stuff like that

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

To be clear - I do not have a problem with anyone talking to Montoya - sources is our business - the more he can get the better - my only issue is to use it as some evidence of waiver - but for all I care every trustee can talk all they want - that is the nature of the business and the heart of American politics

It is all fair game and in my opinion essential to keeping out government semi-honest.

So to every elected official and public employee talk to Montoya or any other blogger all you want - without our sources we are nothing

We need more chatter boxes not fewer - sources are the heroes who keep the people informed

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

Your comment is rejected as a distraction. i would be very happy if montoya got the complete story first. i do not care who prints it. if sossi effectively threatened the tsc to get a deal which hurt tsc and montoya gets the evidence first good for him and brownsville.

bobbywc

BobbyWC said...

Your comment is rejected as a distraction. i would be very happy if montoya got the complete story first. i do not care who prints it. if sossi effectively threatened the tsc to get a deal which hurt tsc and montoya gets the evidence first good for him and brownsville.

bobbywc

Anonymous said...

It is Kiko, not Kiki