Monday, December 15, 2014



From the Herald:  " Some officials have satisfied these restrictions by forgoing compensation from their elected offices, as District 4 Commissioner Edward Camarillo is doing to avoid conflict with his job with the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College."

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My source is telling me that this legal issue was fully briefed by the city and that there is no doubt the city knows Rose Gowen is conflicted out.  My source is telling me the legal research was presented to Rose Gowen when she took office and she made it known she was not going to give up her small salary being paid by the city so as to come into compliance with the law.


Michael Cowen through an emergency hearing needs to get into court with Judge Nelson with a subpoena duces tecum which includes these documents which prove the city by its own research knew Rose Gowen was conflicted out. There needs to be sanctions for the lies and an immediate temporary injunction.

I would hope this simple revelation presented to the U.T Board of Regents lawyers will give them what they need to gracefully walk away.  [In fact notice of intent to present this evidence through a confidential letter might be all it takes to end this now] At this point the U.T. Board of Regents has every reason to walk away from this gracefully while saying, "even though we won the temporary injunction hearing we have decided to honor the wishes of the people."  This ends it while making the U.T. Board of Regents looking good.

I will try and get the research which was done on Camarillo, but the city secretary has resigned and is using her vacation time to finish out her time until the effective date of her resignation.  I am not confident the open records process is going to go so smoothly for a while.

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