El Chuqueno published a piece the other day that included this quote:
As you commence your seventh term in office, I write to respectfully urge the office of the Disrict Attorney of the 34th to investigate recent possible violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act and actively pursue any enforcement measures deemed appropriate, if violations occurred. These alleged violations involving county boards and municipal representatives weaken public trust in our local government entities and I firmly believe that your office’s examination into these important matters can help reassure the public that violations of the Act are taken seriously, and that appropriate measures are actively used to enforce it.
That evidently came from a letter from one of our county commissioners to our district attorney.
“As you commence your seventh term in office”–what is that about?
Was there a message there that we are missing? Starting the request with “I write …” explains the purpose of the letter. Why the reference to the district attorney’s tenure?
It seems that the district attorney plans to take some of the issues to a grand jury. Why now? Where has our district attorney with six terms of office been during the other corruption situations that have been plaguing us?
We deserve better