Monday, September 9, 2019


SYLVIA GARZA-PEREZ PAY RAISE - IF 100 PEOPLE ASK TO SPEAK TO THE ISSUE COUNTY JUDGE EDDIE TREVINO MUST ALLOW ALL OF THEM TO SPEAK

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

This will be today's post because it is too important to not stand out alone.  As of September 1, 2019, all elective bodies must allow everyone who signs up to speak, to speak.  Now to control the meeting if too many people sign up the county can limit each speaker to a minute of two.  But it is still your right to speak and they cannot say "go away because too many people signed up."

FULL DISCLOSURE

Sylvia and her husband were good friends with my late sister Caroline and brother-in-law Danny Montes.  In fact they travelled together at times.  But you know what my late brother-in-law and I disagreed about former Mayor Tony Martinez and it was never a problem.

In terms of how the County Clerk's office is run, under normal circumstances I would say she is under paid.  I use her office all of the time and she and her staff are very efficient.  In fact at times you will find her in the research room personally helping people who are lost trying to use the system.

So in terms of her worth, I think she is worth how much she believes her position should pay her.

BUT, NO RAISES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS SO LONG AS COUNTY WORKERS ARE ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE


There is only so much money in the budget.  When we have so many county employees on food stamps it is disgraceful for elected officials to be asking for a raise greater than that given to county employees.

Yes for what Sylvia does she is underpaid.  But when our commissioners court is constantly saying it cannot pay county employees a living wage because there is no money in the budget, it is shameful for the highest paid county employees to ask for a raise greater than or close to the average wage of so many people in the county.

EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO SPEAK

Again under the new law, TreviƱo cannot limit the number of people who speak.  I will not be there.  I had lab work on Friday, and I am being called back in this morning.  I am waiting for a ride.  I know my body, once I get back from the VA which can be after noon, I will go down for a nap for 3-4 hours.  My head is already spinning, but the VA needs the lab work for the specialist.

You do not have to trash Sylvia to get your point across.  Make it simple, no raises for the highest paid county officials until all county employees have a living wage.  This simple message will resonate with the viewers.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

No elected official should get a raise they approved until the following term of office. If they raise their own pay and get re-elected then we must be okay with it and good for them. If we are not okay with it we can decline to re-elect them and they do not get to benefit from their action.

BobbyWC said...

Well actually great comment. You may not know the history but when they nearly doubled the pay of the president, because Obama had to sign it into law, the law said it would not take effect until after the next election.

Thanks for a great and rational argument

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

How about exercise your right to get more education and therefore a better job?

How about exercise your right to make sure your children get a better education and after high school more training or education so low paying jobs doesn't proliferate in your family for future generations

BobbyWC said...

I give no one a pass on getting an education unless a disability gets in the way. I did mine on part time jobs, Pell grant, scholarships you name it. Both of my parents were dead. I had no excuse.

But having agreed with you on that. We have college educated people working for $8.00 an hour. It is more than a college education.

Also if you think security officers are not worth a living wage, then you have no opinion. When former Justice Hinojosa was followed into a parting lot it was the security who ran to protect him, albeit not really needed as it turned out. No first responder should have their family on food stamps.

The funny thing is in 2 days everyone will be praising the first responders, but today they are not entitled to even a living wage.

Bobby WC