Tuesday, September 10, 2019


SYLVIA GARZA-PEREZ. BLIND FEMALE VOTE, AND COMMISSION AND BOARD MEETINGS - THE NEW REALITY

I find it astonishing how nearly every candidate sets up web pages of FB pages for nothing more than a plethora of selfies with no substance about their position on key issues or any issue.  This is what leads to the blind female vote.  These voters have no information other than they are female and the candidate is female.

BUT IN SYLVIA'S CASE WE SAW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE VOTERS ARE EDUCATED

A majority of women voted against Sylvia and her request for a raise.  This is a significant lesson in local politics.  If the male candidates would just educate the female voters  they are a lot less likely to just go with the female.  Now the sad part is, the men are just too stupid to use their FB to actually educate people thereby diminishing the effect of the blind female vote.

STATE REP. CANALES GAVE THE PEOPLE THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON POSSIBE AGAINST OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS - GUARANTEED SPEECH - AND IF WE USE IT, EVERYTHING CHANGES AT THE COMMISSION AND BOARD MEETINGS

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT
relating to the right of a member of the public to address the
governing body of a political subdivision at an open meeting of the
body.
       BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
       SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 551, Government Code, is
amended by adding Section 551.007 to read as follows:
       Sec. 551.007.  PUBLIC TESTIMONY. (a)  This section applies
only to a governmental body described by Sections
551.001(3)(B)-(L).
       (b)  A governmental body shall allow each member of the
public who desires to address the body regarding an item on an
agenda for an open meeting of the body to address the body
regarding 
the item at the meeting before or during the body's consideration of
the item.
       (c)  A governmental body may adopt reasonable rules
regarding the public's right to address the body under this
section, including rules that limit the total amount of time that a
member of the public may address the body on a given item.
       (d)  This subsection applies only if a governmental body does
not use simultaneous translation equipment in a manner that allows
the body to hear the translated public testimony simultaneously.  A
rule adopted under Subsection (c) that limits the amount of time
that a member of the public may address the governmental body must
provide that a member of the public who addresses the body through a
translator must be given at least twice the amount of time as a
member of the public who does not require the assistance of a
translator in order to ensure that non-English speakers receive the
same opportunity to address the body.
       (e)  A governmental body may not prohibit public
criticism of
the governmental body, including criticism of any act,
omission,
policy, procedure, program, or service. This subsection
does not
apply to public criticism that is otherwise prohibited
 by law.
       SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.

This law puts the people in control.  No more only 25 can speak
because there are too many people signed up to speak.
 No more shutting people down because they are going
after an elected official.

The cameras will run, and the people will be allowed to speak
 their mind and  the commissions and boards cannot stop them
without possibly facing a lawsuit.




THE QUESTION NOW IS- WITH 209,000 REGISTERED VOTERS IN CAMERON COUNTY HOW DO WE ENGAGE THEM TO USE THEIR NEW FOUND RIGHTS TO BE HEARD?

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