Tuesday, January 6, 2015

 
DID CITY ATTORNEY MARK SOSSI ADVISE THE CITY COMMISSION TO VIOLATE CITY RULES WHEN HE TOLD THEM BPUB VICE CHAIR NURITH GALONSKY CAN DO BUSINESS WITH THE CITY?
 
 
BREAKING UPDATE:  Sources within city hall have informed me Charlie Cabler is going to tell the FBI that Tony Martinez and Mark Sossi intentionally mislead him that Abraham Galonsky was the owner of this building to hide the fact Nurith Galonsky was prohibited from doing business with the city.  He will tell the FBI that had he not been lied to by Tony Martinez and Mark Sossi, he would have informed the city commissioners that the deal was illegal.
  
EDITORS NOTE:  Commissioner John Villarreal was made aware of the problems with Nurith Galonsky and the fact key city officials were intentionally kept in the dark about her ownership in the building, but voted to buy the building so long as Tony Martinez was willing to give him what he wants.  John Villarreal is for sale and is as cheap as a coke addicted whore.  When you buy at Milpa Tortillas - you fund the corruption destroying our city.
 
 
"Sec. 171.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter: (1) "Local public official" means a member of the governing body or another officer, whether elected, appointed, paid, or unpaid, of any district (including a school district), county, municipality, precinct, central appraisal district, transit authority or district, or other local governmental entity who exercises responsibilities beyond those that are advisory in nature"
 
COB Code
 
Sec. 38-40. - Prohibited interest in contracts.
(a)
Policy. It is the policy of the city that a city official or employee may not have a direct or indirect interest, including financial and other interests, or engage in a business transaction or professional activity, or incur any obligation of any nature that is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of the officer's or employee's official duties in the public interest. No city officer or employee should accept other employment or compensation, or bid for contracts with the city, which could reasonably be expected to impair his independence of judgment in the performance of his official duties.
(b)
Charter restriction relating to financial interest in city contracts. A city official or employee shall comply with the restrictions on financial interest in city contracts as set forth in article V, section 4, of the city Charter.
(c)
Additional restrictions relating to city contracts. An official or employee may not, while in the service or employment of the city, either individually or as the officer or principal of a private business entity:
(1)
Submit a bid or proposal, on behalf of the official or employee or on behalf of a private business entity, to make any city contract, whether or not the contract is required by state law to be competitively bid.
(2)
Negotiate or enter into any city contract, on behalf of the official or employee or on behalf of a private business entity, whether or not the contract is required by state law to be competitively bid.
 
 
The role of the BPUB Board Members is anything but advisory.
 
"Under the charter, management, operation and control of the city’s combined water, wastewater and electric utilities systems were delegated to the BPUB Board of Directors. The Board is composed of seven members: six appointed by the City Commission to four-year terms and the city’s mayor serving as the seventh member (ex-officio)."
 
 
Is this why the city officials were in the dark that Nurith Galonsky was one of the owners of the building at 1045 E. Washington?
 
I am more than willing to post Mark Sossi's response to my question.
 
And for the record because there is no law enforcement in Brownsville or Cameron county nothing will be done about this again.
 
The DOJ is a complete and total joke in how it turns a blind eye to Abraham Galonsky and his dealings with Tony Martinez.  The DOJ and Saenz are as responsible for this mess as Tony Martinez and Abraham Galonsky. 

I also want to be clear about something - I only learned about this late Tuesday evening.  I can assure everyone had I figured this out in advance of the meeting I would have posted it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not sure if the business is still there, but Portillo Jewelry was/is located at 1244 E. Washington. I believe that building is owned by Galonsky family. Would this make for a conflict for Commissioner Portillo? I would think so.

Anonymous said...

Yes and Galonski is a client of the mayor.

BobbyWC said...

It has been pointed out to me that Saenz better have Cablers statement before the feds or else it is going to make it look like he is running cover for Tony Martinez again.

Saenz may have hours to get his investigator to Cabler because once the feds have what they need the question will become - why did Saenz continue to not act.

Remember when Zeke was still friends with Saenz and how Montoya attacked me for my letter to the editor listing all of the elected officials who had broken the law but had not been prosecuted by Saenz including Tony Martinez and Oscar de la Fuente - but now Zeke and Saenz are no longer friends and all of a sudden Saenz is of a bad character.

I will cover the good the bad and the ugly - if Tony Martinez were to save a child stuck in a car I would report it - because it is a story which is newsworthy - but it would not mean I have changed my mind about him and his other conduct - it would mean I am reporting he saved a child in a car.

You people who obsess about taking down people are a big part of the problem

The endless game playing and changing of money only leaves the people more jade and less involved.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

It could be a way to get her campaign funded without anything going on the campaign finance report. Did she file to run?

BobbyWC said...

I think Galonsky is working with someone else to run. I've been trying to verify the rumors but I have not been able to make the links

Bobby WC