Just pass it–we can change it later

Looking further into the issue of what they are now calling the “Mexican American Cultural Center” we had to go back to the August 14, 2012 city council meeting documents and video.

Attached to agenda item 13A (which proposed the ordinance ordering the bond election) we see this in the backup material:

The language that council voted to place on the ballot turned out to be:

They were talking about a “Hispanic Cultural Center” but told the voters that they would build a “Cultural Heritage Center”.

Now six years later we see:

Yes, it is now a “Mexican American Cultural Center”.

According to the U. S. Census Bureau web page  “OMB defines “Hispanic or Latino” as a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.”

Back in 2012 city council was not honest with the voters.  City council is not being honest today either.

We deserve better

Brutus

5 Responses to Just pass it–we can change it later

  1. Max says:

    You are 100% correct. The same deceptive bond language employed for the “Arena” was also employed for the cultural center. The City’s position can be challenged in the courts.

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  2. Lily Limon says:

    El Paso already has a Cultural Center. It is the History Museum.

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  3. Old Fart says:

    BRUTUS, since the STREET CAR issue has been a hot discussion item on this blog, was this City Legislative Agenda item missed, when you posted that recent item on school consolidation?

    “Priority Legislative Initiatives

    8. Propose legislation that will fund feasibility studies related to a multi-modal international transportation system between El Paso and Juarez that will enhance the human capital.”

    Didn’t local taxpayers get SHAFTED when the County built that new international port of entry in far East El Paso; and our Mexican counter parts did not do their corresponding share of the road and port infrastructure building?

    Just how reliable with they now be, if that one city representative continues to push to expand that street car line into Juarez?

    That should be a discussion topic in this coming city council election race.

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  4. Chas Thomas says:

    I still do not understand why this is dedicated to only one ethnicity. We have more than just Hispanics in El Paso. To me it’s a no brainer. Just call it the Cultural Heritage Center and celebrate ALL the people and cultures that have made El Paso the city that it is. Good grief…

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  5. Anonymous says:

    The only thing that ever changes with El Taxo politics, politicians is the NAMES of the people who steal from US, INCREASE our taxes and lie, deny, deceive. Maybe the FBI, the State needs to divert the same attention they gave to EPISD, to the City, County of El Taxo. Inherent corruption.

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