Tuesday, December 30, 2014

 
 
OLIVIERA, LUCIO JR, AND LUCIO III ON EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION

Like I said, I can write an essay both in favor and against the legislation targeting Brownsville to give up land it has claimed under extraterritorial jurisdiction.  In terms of Brownsville the bottom line is, Brownsville will lose a lot of tax money if it loses the land - this  means either fewer services or higher taxes.  No right minded commissioner or even the mayor is going to vote to give up the tax revenues.

Since before Christmas I have been trying to contact Eddie Lucio III office locally and in Austin, and via email to get information on this issue - phones are not answered, and emails are not returned.  I want his argument for Brownsville having to give up the land.  Senator Lucio and Rene Oliviera are also on record as supporting Brownsville giving up this prime land for development to Port Isabel.

See HB

The Bills died - but not without protest

Good ideas can go bad when in the hands of the wrong people.  The concept behind United Brownsville is not bad - its what it has become which is bad.

To be frank with you we should form a United Cameron County headed by all the mayors, the county judge and one city commissioner from each city, and one county commissioner to work as a team towards developing Cameron county into a metroplex.  UB  most assuredly is an obstacle to a Cameron county metroplex.

I am not going to tell anyone how to vote in May as to the city commission.  I just want people to understand this issue so they can consider it when voting.

If a candidate running for  city commission works for someone being paid to push for the land to be given to Port Isabel do you not have a right to know that?  In some cases it will get you to vote for them and in others it will get you to vote against them.

Like I said, this issue has a lot of good arguments for an against - but Oliviera, and the Lucios are interested parties through their representations of certain groups and this should cause people to pause and ask - are they pushing for this for the benefit of Cameron county or their clients?

A divided Cameron county means we all lose.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here is the future of LNG plant proposals for the Port of Brownsville:

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-exclusive-oil-price-crash-claims-first-us-lng-project-casualty-2014-12

BobbyWC said...

great catch and thanks for adding it to the discussion. If you remember I noted the other day how with lower prices in oil the demand for NG was dropping.

But I also noted that Saudi Arabia will reduce its supply once the US asks them to - right now we are just squeezing Iran, Russia and Venezuela. Even US oil companies can only continue so long with such low prices.

Once our foreign police objective has been accomplished you watch a the Saudi's reduce production and the price of oil goes up.

NG then will go up in demand - but a real problem remains - there is way too much supply of NG for the given demand.

Not in the discussion is how Europe wants to stop importing NG from Russia - this may take a while to play out - but geo politics is what it is.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Changing the subject. Do you think that Sylvia Garza Perez should be given thirty more days like her Atty. has requested to C.C. commissioners court, so she can find a bonding company that can cover her? The law is clear, if she can not be sworn in like everybody else, and someone turns in a petition to the district courts to rule on her status on the first of the month, and deemed not in compliance by the court, do you think commissioners will be acting in the best interest of the voters?

Anonymous said...

Changing the subject. Do you think that Sylvia Garza Perez should be given thirty more days like her Atty. has requested to C.C. commissioners court, so she can find a bonding company that can cover her? The law is clear, if she can not be sworn in like everybody else, and someone turns in a petition to the district courts to rule on her status on the first of the month, and deemed not in compliance by the court, do you think commissioners will be acting in the best interest of the voters?