It looks to us like The El Paso Times does not want Ms. Acosta to win election as mayor of El Paso.
The other day they published a headline article titled “Acosta denied filing claim with city” with the subtitle “Mayoral candidate retired after settlement”.
While the issue raises questions with us about what was done we find it interesting that the Times was essentially silent about her retirement settlement for the last eight years.
Now that she is running for mayor they seem to see the need to make her look bad.
According to the article Ms. Acosta entered into a settlement with the city while she was a department head. She evidently filed a discrimination claim and the city felt that paying her off was necessary.
Instead of entering into a settlement and paying her with city general funds the people running the city at the time decided to foist the financial damages upon the city employee pension fund.
From what we have been able to learn the city raised her salary for the last thirty days of her employment so that she could draw a larger retirement check from the pension fund.
So much for taking care of the retirees.
We deserve better