Wednesday, July 31, 2019


GMS LAWSUIT TO PROCEED ON AUGUST 13TH AT 10:30 

First the trolls.  There was no conspiracy to provide the BV live coverage of the City Commission meeting.  Any fool can go to Brownsville.tv, click on the YouTube link and then if you know how to, copy the link and post it to your social media. 

WHAT IS SET

Motion to Dismiss Individual Claims, Docket Control Conference, Plea to the Jurisdiction

Judge Pate made clear at the last hearing there was no basis to the city's Plea to the Jurisdiction because he had already found the city violated the Texas Open Meetings Act.

So now the city is going to continue to spend money on the appeal, and for its plea to the jurisdiction even though Judge Pate already made clear it is without merit.

Now to be fair the new city commission has not been fully briefed and  these decisions were made by the old city commission.

But now it is on the new city commission to make this right and end  the billing.

I personally like Republic for my residential service.  I am very happy with them.  My brush pick up is regular, and I have a lot of brush given how many palms I have.  Something is trimmed every weekend.

BUT HERE IS THE CATCH

A sitting city commissioner is making money on the city's contract with Republic.  Republic is a national company unlike GMS.  Republic has a lot to lose nationally if it gets caught up in a scandal in Brownsville.  

THE SOLUTION IS SIMPLE

At Tuesday's next city commission the commission needs to order their counsel to issue subpoenas on Republic national for all emails and messages between Republic and their local representatives with any city commissioner or their spouses.

Given how business is done in Brownsville Republic national will find disturbing information.  This is always the nature of the beast in business.  It is actually not unique to Brownsville.  They will see a potential scandal.  Republic will pull its bid for commercial pick up and the litigation will end.  

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