Wednesday, April 25, 2018


JOHN WOOD WAKES SLEEPING GIANT AT PORT, AND NOW AFTER HIS DISASTROUS LEADERSHIP AT BISD CESAR LOPEZ WANTS CONTROL OF THE MONEY

Cesar Lopez at BISD has consistently turned a blind eye to the special needs children and is now turning a blind I to FERPA violations through the illegal release of children's confidential information, and the release of confidential personnel information.

To fund is pet projects Cesar Lopez has raised your taxes.

Is the challenged Cesar Lopez the person you want at the Port now that a competent leadership has raised the sleeping giant.

FROM A PORT PRESS RELEASE:

Put this in context.  Our Port is increasingly becoming a highway for steel.  Latin America is exploding with trade.  Our Port is at the center of a rapidly changing world of international trade and our current leaders have lead us into this path.  So why does Cesar Lopez want control of these contracts which has put our Port on the map?

PORT OF BROWNSVILLE AND BIG RIVER STEEL LLC SIGN OPTION AGREEMENT
Deal advances $1.6 Billion Port steel mill; build-out brings 500 new jobs to Brownsville
(APRIL 24, 2018 – BROWNSVILLE, TX) The Brownsville Navigation District Board of Commissioners – the governing body for the Port of Brownsville – has signed an option agreement covering up to 800 acres of property with Big River Steel LLC enabling the steel-maker to continue its due diligence pursuant to the company’s interest in developing a LEED-certified steel manufacturing plant, storage and distribution facility. The plant would cost more than $1.6 billion to construct.
“This is good news for Brownsville and the result of hard work by many individuals and organizations over a long period of time. Our rail partner OmniTRAX played an important role in introducing this opportunity to the port,” stated John Wood, Chairman of the BND. “We are excited about this step forward and remain confident the venture will be beneficial for all parties, for Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley.
“The addition of 500 new full-time local jobs, and the impact of those jobs in terms of retail spending, services, and new housing impacts represent a transformational moment for Brownsville and the Valley,” Chairman Wood continued. Wood expects up to 1,500 construction workers would be needed to build the specialized steel plant.
Additional details will be provided as they become available.
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"The Port of Brownsville is the only deepwater seaport directly on the U.S.-Mexico border, and the largest land-owning public port authority in the nation with 40,000 acres of land. It transships more steel into Mexico than any other U.S. port.
In 2017, the Port of Brownsville moved 10.6 million tons of cargo. The port’s Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 is currently ranked second in the nation for the value of exports, reporting more than $2.8 billion in exported goods in 2016. FTZ No. 62 has consistently ranked in the top three nationally since 2012, and this marks the second time in two years that it achieved the nation’s number two ranking.
With more than $43 billion worth of projects currently in the works, the Port of Brownsville is transforming the Rio Grande Valley by creating positive investment opportunities and jobs. Activity at the port is responsible for adding more than $2 billion to the regional economy, $3 billion to the Texas economy, and for the creation of more than 44,000 jobs."
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO CHANGE COURSE NOW AND TURN THIS AWOKEN GIANT TO PEOPLE OF QUESTIONABLE CHARACTER?
VOTE JOHN WOOD AND JAVIER VERA TO KEEP THE PORT MOVING FORWARD

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