Who should the planners be?

This came in from Max Grossman:

Dear Friends,

The Texas Attorney General is a busy man. He just announced that he is seeking to remove 8 of 13 members of the Planning Commission of Austin for being “directly or indirectly connected to real estate and land development,” in violation of the Austin City Charter.

QUESTION: Do we in El Paso have any folks on our Historic Landmark Commission, City Plan Commission or El Paso County Historical Commission who are connected to real estate and land development? Absolutely yes! Anyone on City Council? Yes. Are there any entangling connections between the real estate/development community and our City Government?

Mr. Paxton, please come to El Paso and help us break out of this death grip…


Our city charter does not have a provision like this.

Should it?

We deserve better



3 Responses to Who should the planners be?

  1. JerryK says:

    If those folks were not on these boards, there would not be any campaign money coming into CC and everything would grind to a halt. Contributors expect to be rewarded for their money.


  2. good governance oxymoron says:

    Yes our Charter should have this provision as well as requiring that ALL board appointments must live in the district that they are appointed from.


  3. Anonymous says:

    Yes please! It would be a dream
    come true to be free of the mafia
    the people of El Paso have been subjected to. I have lived in my home
    for twenty five years, I have paid more
    tax to the city than I paid for my home.
    I have done the research and know
    who the “players” are. I have often wondered why the law doesn’t protect
    the people of this city. Why are these
    developers able to bypass the Texas


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