Thursday, June 11, 2015

 
THE CASE OF THE MISPLACED NOT


What the excerpt from Pat Ahumada's ad says is that when presented to a judge or jury he has never been found NOT GUILTY- which means he has been found guilty.

I should have read "I have NOT been found GUILTY of anything."  Now had he gotten it right it would have been a lie, because in his DWI case he plead to a lessor charge of reckless driving and was found guilty.  In fact the docket sheet says the DWI was being dismissed because he was found GUILTY in another case.  Both occurred on the same day.

On the DWI Pat cut a plea bargain that he would plea guilty to Reckless Driving if the DWI were dropped.

06/20/2011  CONT
STATE'S MOTION TO DISMISS SIGNED AND
06/20/2011  CONT
ENTERED.//FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS
06/20/2011  CONT
2.)DEFENDANT WAS CONVICTED IN ANOTHER

06/20/2011 Disposition 1. RECK DRIVING CONVICTION - GUILTY PLEA, NO JURY

FROM VALLEY CENTRAL ON THE TERMS OF HIS RECKLESS DRIVING CHARGE

"Ahumada received the following sentence:
• Two years probation
• Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) victim impact panel classes
• Attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings once a week for 6 months
• Perform random urine analysis and breath testing
• 150 hours of community service
Brownsville police arrested Ahumada for DWI back in May 2010."

Pat you will never change. Your have no compunction about lying.

The good news for Pat is, neither Tony nor anyone on his staff are skilled enough to research these matters out to allow for the truth to be printed. 

Pat's ad based on the misplaced not makes him look stupid, but had he properly placed the not he would have been outright lying about his criminal history.
 
CONTROLLING TONY MARTINEZ

The key to controlling Tony Martinez is a strong city commission.  This can happen if they are willing to learn their job.  In the past they have refused to learn their job thereby allowing Tony Martinez to run over them and do as he pleases.

I am convinced if a majority of 4 can form to shut Tony down on UT, buying real estate and back door deals, within a year he will resign, and then Brownsville will have a chance at a real mayor.  This election is far from over - the key is an educated city commission which makes Tony so powerless he quits, and he will.

WHAT NEEDS TO GET DONE TO CONTROL TONY

COMMISSIONERS ARE NOT BARRED FROM PUBLICLY DISCUSSING WHAT HAPPENS IN EXECUTIVE SESSION
EXPOSING EXECUTIVE SESSION

"Section 551.146 does not prohibit members of the governmental body or other persons who attend an executive session from making public statements about the subject matter of the executive session.415

Other statutes or duties, however, may limit what a member of the governmental body may say
publicly."

See 2014 AG Handbook - page 63 What cannot be disclose is the Certified Agenda. See Also AG Opinion


All Commissioners are free to publicly discuss threats by Tony Martinez which are lodged in executive session.  They are free to discuss illegal activity.

If Tony comes to know the commissioners will go public with his threats and verbal abuses in executive session it will shut him down.

CHARLIE CABLER

They need to bring Cabler in for review and make it clear to him, he works for the city and is accountable to the entire city commission and not only Tony Marttinez.  They need to make clear if he continues to keep them out of the loop they will fire him.

THE $35,000 RULE

They need to order Cabler to inform the commission of any checks issued over $1,000 and to whom and for what.  This will improve transparency and limit Tony's back door deals.

MARK SOSSI

They need to bring him in and fire him immediately.  This will send a very strong message to Tony's backers he is no longer in control.  This will cause Tony major problems and begin the process of him staying away from meetings, unless he knows he has the votes to do as he wishes.

LINCOLN PARK

They need to put on the Agenda a directive to their attorneys negotiating with UT, Lincoln Park is off the table.

This will cause Tony major credibility problems with his supporters and it will force Cesar de Leon to show if he was telling the truth when he said Lincoln Park will never go to UT.  If he fails to support the directive then everyone will know he lied.  It is the test vote on Cesar del Leon while emasculating Tony Martinez.

If Tony decides he is powerless he will leave.  We will  then be able to bring in a real mayor who is neither Tony Martinez nor Pat Ahumada.

A BAR TO HIRING ANY ATTORNEY WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE CITY COMMISSION

To avoid a repeat of the Diane Dillard affair the city commission must bar Charlie Cabler from hiring or paying any attorney any sum of money without the consent of the city commission..


IF THE NEW COMMISSION WANTS TO CONTROL TONY MARTINEZ THEY BETTER LEARN EVERYTHING IN BOTH OF THE BELOW LINKS

The AG has published an Open Meetings Act Manual - learn it - it is not in legalese - it is written for the people and average elected officials

The Texas Municipal League also has a great link which educates our elected officials.

If you want to email the commissioners and demand they learn the job and do as I suggest so we can make Tony powerless, click here for emails.

This election is over.  If we want to stop Tony it is through the city commission.  Tony will not last long if he knows he is just filling space.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you are reading it wrong....the ad doesn't say "never ".

BobbyWC said...

I never said the ad said never - I said when read it means - which is not to say it said never.

Lets try it this way - look at the sentence as is, and tell my readers what it substantively means

Bobby WC